John Lawrence Hjort 1937-2021
Last updated 2/25/2021 at 10:22am
On Feb. 13, 2021, John Lawrence Hjort, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many, passed away at age 83. John was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Redmond to Dan and Mary Hjort.
Growing up, John fished with his father, a commercial fisherman. After graduating from Lake Washington High School, he joined the Coast Guard. He met his wife, Barbara Joyce Brown, and they married on Feb. 27, 1960. They raised four sons, Eric, Chris, Kurt, and Dane.
John was a community leader in Snohomish County and owner of H&H Homes. He built over 1,000 homes and multiple apartment and commercial...