WARREN - Harold G. Friend, 79, passed peacefully away, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Swanton, Md., the son of the Leslie and Dorothy Rhodes Friend.
Harold was employed by WCI Steel for 40 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Braceville United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed going to flea markets, auctions and traveling.
Memories of Harold will be carried on by wife, Margaret Beckman Friend, whom he married May 3, 1964; daughter-in-law, Mary Koehler Friend of Andover; grandchildren, Luke Friend of North Jackson, and Dan and Heidi Friend, both of Andover; and sister, Dorothy (Melvin) Beckman of Swanton, Md.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Allen Friend in 2007; and daughter, Carolyn Yvonne Friend in 1991.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at McFarland and Son Funeral Home with Pastor Joan Purnell officiating. The family will received friends one prior to the service.
Inurnment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Swanton, Md., at a later date.
His family suggest contributions be made in the form of donations to the Braceville United Methodist Church, 589 Park Road S.W., Newton Falls, OH 44444, or American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 North Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621.
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