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FRIEND, Albert H.

Albert H. Friend, 54, of Bowman’s Addition, died Tuesday. Born February 13, 1900 at Altamont, Md., he was the son of the late Henry W. and Margaret (Rexroad) Friend.   He is survived by four brothers, Clarence Friend, Keyser; Kenneth Friend, Mt. Storm, and Eugene and Denzel Friend, city, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Johnson, McCoole, and Mrs. Hazel Leslie, city. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there at noon on Sunday by Rev. Harold Allem, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Cresaptown. Interment will be in Swanton EUB Church Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; June 26,1964, page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted 12 January 2013




FRIEND, Alvin Harrison

Oakland- Alvin Harrison Friend, 63, died Thursday at Garrett Memorial Hospital, here, where he had been a patient for a day and a half. He
was a son of the late Stephen Willis and Mary Martha Friend. Mr. Friend was a member of the Brethren Church at Oak Grove. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Theresa Ellen Friend; six sons, Randall Friend, Corinth, WV; Sgt. Wilmer Friend, in the Army in Alabama; Ernest and Leo Friend, both of Oakland; Orville Friend, Baltimore; and Junior Robert Friend, McHenry.  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nora Lewis, Terra Alta; Mrs. Bessie Carter, Baltimore; and Mrs. Juanita Savage, McHenry; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Woods, Mt. Lake Park; Mrs. Lacey Woods, Morgantown, WV; Mrs. Blanche Teets, here; Mrs. Marie McDonald, Pottstown, PA, and ten grandchildren. Services will be conducted
tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Church with Rev. William Rogers, of Loch Lynn, officiating. Interment will be in Hoyes Run Cemetery. The body is at the Bolden Funeral Home, here.

The Cumberland Evening Times, May 15, 1952
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 29, 2009




FRIEND, Andrew C.
 
FRIENDSVILLE -  Andrew C. Friend, 96, died Monday at Reeder Nursing Home, Boonsboro. Born in Sang Run, he was a son of the late John F. and Rachel (Friend) Friend. His wife, Anna (Day) Friend, preceded him in death. He was a member of Sang Run United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Delbert Friend, Deer Park, and Elijah Friend; and a brother, John F. Friend, McHenry. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Sang Run Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 21, 2013





FRIEND, Miss Anna E.
 
FRIENDSVILLE -  Miss Anna E. Friend, 72, died suddenly yesterday at her home here. A daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Lish) Friend, she was born September 22, 1888. She was a member of the Friendsville Methodist Church. Miss Friend was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The body is a the Newman Funeral Home here where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Hiram Short, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, April 5, 1961; page  16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 3, 2014



FRIEND, Mrs. Anna W. Day

DEER PARK - Mrs. Anna W. Friend, 66, of Rt. 4, died yesterday at her home.   Born in Deer Park, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Day.   She is survived by her husband, Andrew C. Friend; a daughter, Christine Friend, of Houston, Texas; two sons, Junior Friend, city, and Delbert Friend, of Friendsville; four sisters, Miss Lucy Day, of Great Capon, W. Va., Miss Pansy Day, of Oakland, Mrs. Audrey Dickey, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Sadie Teets, Cumberland; five brothers, Andrew Friend and Gilbert Friend, of Deer Park, Thomas Friend, Theodore Friend, and Charles Friend, all of here, and four grandchildren.   The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.   A service will be conducted thre tomorrow with the Rev. Walter H. Leake officiating. Interment will be in the Deer Park Cemetery.
*** Note: Last name of brothers as listed in the obituary is Friend - not Day ***
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Thursday, Oct. 9, 1969; page 26.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 22, 2014





Name: Bernice Hazel Irene "Peanut" Friend, 48, of 823 First Avenue, Friendsville, Md
 
Parents: Vance Upton Jones and Eleanor Judith (Nazelrod) Jones
 
DOB: June 4, 1956, in Prince Georges County, MD
 
DOD: Monday, June 21, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
 
Spouse: William Allen Friend
 
Predeceased by: mother
 
Survived by: father; husband; daughters, Tawnya House and husband Dale, Friendsville; Amber Miller and husband Neil, Hazelton, WV; brothers, Vance "Sonny" Jones, II, Baltimore, MD; William "Billy" Jones, Elkton, MD
 
Burial: Cremation with burial in Blooming Rose Cemetery

 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014





FRIEND,  Mrs. Bertha DeWitt, nee Hoff

FRIEND, BERTHA DEWITT - age 69 years, of Hopwood, died Friday, February 4, 1972 in the uniontown Hospital. Surviving are a son, Delbert E. DeWitt of Hopwood; a grandson, Carmen D. Dewitt of Hopwood; three great grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. James (Katie) VanSickle and Mrs. Gilbert (Bessie) Uphold, a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceeased by a brother, Alvie Hoff and a sister, Mrs. Hester Bowser. Friends were received in the Crawford and Haky Funeral Home, Hopwood. Today the body will lie in state in the Sand Spring Church, Friendsville, Md. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service with REv. Thomas R. Sloss officiating. Interment in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Monday, February 7, 1972; page 25.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 30, 2014


FRIEND, Mrs. Bertha E. Myers

FRIENDSVILLE-Mrs. Bertha E. Friend, 71, of Friendsville, died Friday at her residence.A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Nancy (Fike) Myers. Mrs. Friend was a member of the Sand Spring Church of God and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Laurna Savage, Mrs Beryle VanSickle and Mrs. Kathryn Humberson, all of here and four
grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Sand Spring Church of God by Rev. Joseph Lewis. Interment will be in the Sand Spring Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
Cumberland Times, May 28, 1967
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 4, 2009


FRIEND, Bertha May

Bertha May, daughter of Thomas C. Friend, of Garrett County, MD, died of scarlet fever, on the 8th inst. age 3 years, 4 months 14 days.
The funeral was preached by Rev. F. G. W. Ford from Ephesians, 3:15. The remains were interred in Cranesville cemetery. 

December 21, 1898, The Republican
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 26, 2009


FRIEND, Blaine Hamerick

Service Set Sunday for Blaine Friend
FRIENDSVILLE- A service for Blaine Hammerick Friend, 60, of RD 2, Accident, Friend’s Stockyard, who was fatally injured Wednesday when a tractor he was operating overturned and crushed him, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Blooming Rose United Methodist Church. Rev. William Graynolds will officiate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery. Maryland State Police said Mr. Friend was removing carcasses from the stockyard in dense fog when the tractor overturned at an embankment. The accident occurred at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Friend had operated the stockyard for 25 years. He was a member of the Blooming Rose Church, Garrett County Farm Bureau, Maryland Livestock Association, Certified National Livestock Association, Friendsville WOW Camp, and Addison Volunteer Fire Company. He was an honorary charter member of Garrett County Future Farmers Association and had participated in farm industry activites and had bought and sold cattle in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Born here, he was a son of Cornelius and Elizabeth May (Friend) Friend. Surviving are his widow, Nancy (Fazenbaker) Friend; a son, B. Joseph Friend, Accident; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy E. Smith, Mrs. Patricia A. Georg, Accident; a brother, Olin N. Friend, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Wakefield, here, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; May 2, 1975; page 11.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammmoliti)
Posted March 13, 2010




FRIEND, Mrs. Blanche Emma Comp
 
OAKLAND - Mrs. Blanche Emma Friend, 68, died last night at her home on RD 2, Swanton, following an illness of two weeks. she had been in failing health eight years. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha (Uphold) Comp. Mrs. Friend was a member of United Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Watler Friend. Surviving are three sons, Darrell Friend, at home; Daniel Friend, of RD 2, Swanton, and William Friend, Mt. Lake Park; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Tressler, New Salem, Pa.; Mrs. Ruth Dean, Oakland, and Mrs. June Quinn, of Missouri, a brother, Roy Comp, Deer Park; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Huggett, Poguoson, Va., and Mrs. Nellie Ault, Helnece, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home and will be take to the home of her son, Daniel Friend, at noon tomorrow. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at United Pentecostal Church by Rev. Roy J. Riffle and interment will be in Glendale Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, March 1, 1963; page 18.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 30, 2013


FRIEND, Chas

Chas Friend, known as "C Friend No 2", was severely injured last Sunday night by stepping in front of a helper, at Snowy Creek. He was brought to Keyser, and taken to Hoffman Hospital, where he died in a very short time. The body was prepared for burial here and sent to Friendsville on train No 4.  His brother, Mr. Friend and wife, of W. Piedmont Street, accompanied the body to his former home. He had been railroading only a few weeks.
Keyser Tribune, October 4, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010



FRIEND, Charles Edward

OAKLAND - Charles Edward Friend, 42, of RD 2, McHenry, died yesterday at West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, where he had been admitted Wednesday. A native of McHenry, he was a son of the late Roy and Grace (DeWitt) Friend. Before retirement because of health, he was employed as an equipment operator for the Garrett County Road Department. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his widow, Sylvia (Solomon) Friend; a son Marvin, and two daughters, Maryland and Nina Friend, at home; three brothers, Everett Friend, Accident; Carlton and James Friend, McHenry, and a sister Mrs. Ruby DeWitt, Sang Run. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home where friends will e received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted at the Sang Run United Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Ralph Jacks and Rev. Wesley Georg will officiate. Interment will be in Sang Run Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Proctor-Kildow Post 71, American Legion.
Source: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; June 8, 1973; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013



FRIEND, Charles G.

Former Friendsville Man Dies in Accident
Charles G. Friend, 35, Riverdale, formerly of Friendsville, Garrett County, died Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, of injuries
sustained in a car accident Friday night. Born near Uniontown, June 9, 1934, he was a son of Samuel and Berna[sic] (Friend) Friend, of
Friendsville. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was self-employed as a painter. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice (Coddington) Friend; two sons, Charles and Samuel Friend, both at home; three daughters, Vickie, Connie and Patricia Friend, all at home; three brothers, Samuel Friend, Hazeltown, W. Va.; Robert Friend, with the Army in Germany, Jerry Lee Friend, Gaithersburg, Md. and four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cunningham, Uniontown; Mrs. Erma Welher, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Janet Brady, Berwyn Heights, and Mrs. Mary Smith, East Freedom, Pa. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Blooming Rose Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Pentz officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by members of Proctor-Kildow Post 71.

[Mother's name is listed as Berna in the newspaper article, should be Verna Friend.]
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; December 22, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 20, 2010



FRIEND, Chester

SWANTON - Chester Friend, 54, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted November 22. A native of this community, he was born on November 9, 1916 and was a son of the late Josiah G. and Mary Jane (Sweitzer) Friend. Mr. Friend was employed at the Luke Mill of Westvaco until three years ago when he retired due to a disability. He was a member of the Swanton United Methodist Church and Camp 10, Woodmen of the World. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. D. Louise (Howell) Friend, two sons, Gerald E. and Thomas R. Friend, both of Swanton, four brothers, Wilmer E., Andrew G., and Harland B. Friend, all of Swanton, and Leslie C. Friend, of Oakland. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. George G. Beckman, Loch Lynn, Mrs. Hayward Custer, of Oakland, Mrs. Eldra Frantz, Swanton, and one grandchild. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home in Oakland where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Swanton United Methodist Church, Rev. Woodrow Haught, pastor, officiating.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland Maryland; Dec. 10, 1970; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013



 
FRIEND, Clarence A. (also COWER, Arthur)

Two Violent Deaths Reported in W. Va.
Two violent deaths were reported in Hampshire and Grant counties during the night, one a youth crushed by a conveyor belt and the other a man, the victim of a gun blast. Dead are Clarence A. Friend Jr., 18, of Friendsville, and Arthur Clower, 62, who died of a pistol shot in the head. The victim of the mishap at the Mt. Storm Power Station of Virginia Electric and Power Company, was the son of Clarence A. and Geraldine (Ryan) Friend of Friendsville.
Caught in Conveyor Belt
Officials of the Virginia Electric Power Company said the youth was working in the coal yard at the power project when he apparently was caught in the conveyor belt of a machine and was crushed to death. He was born at Bruceton Mills, W. Va. Surviving, in addition to his parents are four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Kay Cowan, Laurel, Md.; Mrs. Carolyn Sue Evans, Oakland; Linda Ann Friend and Frances Louise Friend, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ryan; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace VanSickle. The body is a the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, and will be taken to the home this evening. 
Was Still Alive
Mr. Clower, who resided in the Moorefield area, was found on the farm of David Harmison, river Road, eight miles from Romney, by the farm’s owner. Mr. Harmison told authorities Mr. Clower was still alive when he discovered him late yesterday afternoon. He called State Police and an ambulance. Mr. Clower died within 15 minutes after being found. A. L. Russell, Hampshire County coroner, said Mr. Clower died of apparent self-inflicted wound from a .22 calibre pistol. The body is at the Thrush Funeral Home.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Nov. 19, 1965; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013




FRIEND, Mrs. Claudine M. McCullough

FRIENDSVILLE- Mrs. Claudine M. Friend, 80, died Saturday at her home. Born at Friendsville, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary Elizabeth (Lydie) McCullough. Her husband, Paul Friend preceded her in death. She was a member of Friendsville United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Paul Friend, Maitland, Fla., and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home
today from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home by Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in
Steele Cemetery.

Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July 5, 1977; page 20
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 3, 2010

FRIEND, Mrs. Claudine McCullough

Mrs. Claudine M. Friend, 80, died Saturday at her home. Born at Friendsville, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary Elizabeth (Lydic) McCullough. Her husband, Paul Friend preceded her in death. She was a member of the Friendsville Methodist Church. Surviving
are one son, Paul Friend, Maitland, FL. Services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at the Newman Funeral Home by Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in the Steele Cemetery.
Cumberland News, July 6, 1977
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)
Posted June 13, 2009


FRIEND, Clyde Basil

Keyser - Clyde Basil Friend, 75, was found dead yesterday at his home, 132 West Piedmont Street. Born in Friendsville, Md., he was the son of the late Alfred and Sarah (Fike) Friend. He was a retired Baltimore and Ohio conductor and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Bever, Washington; Mrs. Venda Briley, Keyser; and Mrs. Carol Pyles, Orcutt, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. N. E. Hollen, Keyser; Mrs. Carrie Lewis, Terra Alta, and Mrs. Blanche Michaels, Morgantown; four brothers, Floyd Friend, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Alonzo Friend, Morgantown; Earl Friend, Chicago and Rollo Friend, Friendsville, and four grandchildren. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at the Markwood Funeral Home where services will be conduted on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth G. Watkins, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Queens Point Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; June 6, 1961; page 20
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013

FRIEND, Mrs. Cora E.
 
MOTHER, BABE DEAD
Mrs. Cora E. Friend, aged 37, of Friendsville, Md., died Thursday morning, March 27, 1930, at 4 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital, following child birth. She was admitted Wednesday, March 26. She is survived by her husband, Judson and several children. The infant was born dead.   The bodies were removed to the late home in Friendsville, where funeral services will be held Sunday.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; March 28, 1930; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013 


 
FRIEND, Mrs. Cora Ellen Savage
 
FRIEND, CORA ELLEN - Aged 75, 61 Milton St., Uniontown died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday, February 18, 1964 at 6:20 p.m., following an extended illness. She was a daughter of the late McClelland and Mary Savage. She was employed by the Dudley Electric & Machine Co., for thirty years, prior to her retirement. She was predeceased by two brothers, Louis Savage in 1960, Ross Savage in 1964, and one sister Doshia Shubert in 1963. She is survived by her husband, Walter Friend; one daughter, Miss Ruby Friend at home; two foster daughters, Miss Bonnie Friend at home; Mrs. Ruth Kinzey, Uniontown; four grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd Savage, Uniontown; Roy, Hopwood, Ray, New York City. Friends will be received in the late residence after 2 p.m. today until Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Samuel Show will officiate. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Wagner-Conley Funeral Home, Fairchance.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; February 20, 1964; page 25.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013 


FRIEND, Mrs. Cuba J. Frazee

Mrs. Cuba J. Friend, 83, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born in Asher Glade, she was the daughter of the late Mathias and Amanda (Umbel) Frazee. She was married twice, both husbands, Walter Fearer and Samuel H. Friend preceded her in death.
Surviving are two stepsons, Paul Friend, Monroeville, PA, and William Friend, serving in the Army; a sister, Mrs. Emma Frantz, Asher Glade, eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, Rev. Robert A. Miller will officiate and interment will follow in Asher Glade Cemetery. The today will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Cumberland News, March 6, 1975
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
(Posted September 14, 2009)


FRIEND, Danzil H.

Danzil H. Friend, 51, of RD 2 Williams Road, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health. Born in Swanton, he was a son of Henry W. and Maggie (Rexrode) Friend, who survive. Also surviving are three brothers, Clarence W. Friend, Keyser; Kenneth B. Friend, Mount Storm, and Eugene M. Friend, Williams Road; two sisters, Mrs. Elva G. Johnston, McCoole, and Mrs. Hazel P. Leslie, RD 5, city. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where freinds will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, March 2, 1966; page 28.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 13, 2014

FRIEND, Mrs. Edna G. Livengood

FRIENDSVILLE- Mrs. Edna G. Friend, 50, wife of Vincent C. Friend, former residents, died yesterday in Canton, Ohio. Mrs. Friend was a daughter of A.K. and Zura (Feather) Livengood, and was a native of West Virginia. She also is a former resident of Cuzzart, W. Va., where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCray and Mrs. Joan Batten, both of Canton; four brothers and three sisters. The body will be returned to the Newman Funeral Residence here, where friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Blooming Rose Methodist Church and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the services.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 10, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 20, 2010



FRIEND, Mrs. Elizabeth Lutton

FRIEND, MRS. ELIZABETH LUTTON - Age 69 years, of 22 S. Church St., Mt. pleasant formerly of Uniontown, died in the H. C. Frick Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born in McKees Rocks, Pa. January 30, 1900 she was the daughter of the late Clyde L. and Martha Watson Lutton. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Uniontown. Surviving are her husband, H. Carroll Friend of Mt. Pleasant; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Jean) Christner of Mt. Pleasant, one grandchild, David W. Christner of Mt. Pleasant and one brother, Dr. Edward C. Lutton of Butler, Pa. Friends will be received in the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, 806 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Pa. tonight after 7 o’clock and daily from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev G. C. Walkienig officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Grove Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; April 3, 1969; page 26.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 29, 2011





FRIEND, Mrs. Elizabeth Anna Lewis

Deer Park, Md., Dec. 6: - Mrs. Elizabeth Anna Friend, 68, widow of Joseph D. Friend, died at her home east Deer Park Monday of a heart attack. Mrs. Friend was born at Swallow Falls, a daughter of Jonathan and Susan Lewis. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Laura M. Flanigan and Mrs. Hattie E. Hardesty, Deer Park; Mrs. Olive V. Lewis, Oakland; Mrs. Ella M. Arnold, Lancaster, Pa.; Henry S. Friend and A. Roy Friend, at home. She was a sister of Mrs. Malinda C. Friend, Friendsville; Joseph H. Lewis, Emoryville, W. VA.; Daniel F. Lewis, Crellin; John B. Lewis, Friendsville, and Florence Lewis, Hutton. Interment was in the Deer Park Cemtery, yesterday afternoon.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Md.; Dec. 6, 1940; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 2, 2010




FRIEND, Elizabeth Feather

Mrs. Taylor Friend, wife of ex-County Commissioner Friend of Hinebaugh this county died at her home on last Thursday of heart trouble.  She was confined to her bed and one of the members of her family hearing her make a noise, went to her bedside only to find her dead.  She was about 56 years of age and had many friends in the neighborhood in which she had resided for many years. Her remains were buried near her home on last Saturday after services were conducted at her home. 
The Garrett Journal, July 19, 1906
[Mrs. Friend was  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Feather Friend, wife of Zachary Taylor Friend 1851-1911]
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 26, 2009


FRIEND, Ellis Benjamin

Ellis Benjamin Friend, 92, Westernport, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport. Born March 30, 1915, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Lenzey Ellis Friend and the late Myrtle (Frantz) DeWitt.  He was also preceded him in death by his wife, Hilda V. (McKenzie) Friend; and his grandparents who raised him, Stephen and Martha DeWitt Friend. He was retired from the town of Westernport, having been a foreman. He was a member and a longtime deacon of the First Baptist Church, Westernport. He is survived by one son; one daughter; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. At his request his body was cremated. There was no visitation. A memorial service was conducted at Stoney Run Baptist Church, Westernport, Thursday, Jan. 3, with the Rev. Gary Morris officiating.  Interment was held in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
abt. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007; [no source listed]
(Courtesy of Mike McKenzie)
Posted June 7, 2014



FRIEND, Ellis Ira

FRIENDSVILLE - Ellis Ira Friend, 83, of Friendsville, died Saturday in the Oak Rest Nursing Home in Oakland. He was a native of Friendsville and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Friend. He was a member of the Blooming Rose Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Vincent E. Friend, Canton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Frantz, Friendsville; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Warfield and Mrs. Mabel Ford, both of Friendsville, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Friendsville. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Blooming Rose Methodist Church. Rev. George Lovelace, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Monday, August 12, 1968; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 30, 2013


FRIEND, Mrs. Ethel Caroline White

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ethel Caroline Friend, widow of Benjamin F. Friend, Fairmont, W. Va., were held Sunday in the Baptist Temple, Fairmont. She was a native of Mt. Lake Park, a daughter of the late Jonathan andElizabeth White, and went to Fairmont twenty-five years ago following the death of her husband where she has been a highly respected resident.  She was a member of the Baptist Temple and several church clubs.  She formerly was affiliated with the Fairmont G. A. R. auxiliary.  She is survived by six children, three sisters and a brother, Floyd White, Mt. Lake Park, 23 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 
(dated Feb. 17, 1938)  Publication; The Republican, Oakland, Garrett Co., Maryland
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)





FRIEND, Foster Gary

FRIENDSVILLE-Foster Gary Friend, 66, of RD 4, Sykesville, died yesterday at his home after a lingering illness. Born in Friendsville, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Lizzie (Friend) Friend. Surviving are his widow, Edith Friend; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee, Keyser; Mrs. Iretta Warne, Grantsville; Mrs. Ardell Klipstein, Ridgeley; on step-son, Harry Mason, Mintor, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Ford, Severn, MD; Mrs. Pearl Wigfield (?Wakefield) and Mrs. Lona Humberston, both of here; three brothers, Ellis Friend, Oakland; Olan Friend, here; Blaine Friend, Addison, PA; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He previously lived in Midland and was a rural mail-carrier in Frostburg and Friendsville for 39 years. He resided at his present address for the past seven years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Midland, and the Flohvilly(?) Methodist Church in Sykesville. The body will be at the Minnick Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Blooming Rose Methodist Church by Rev. George W. Lovelace. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Aug 18, 1967.
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 4, 2009


FRIEND, Ford Quentin

FRIENDSVILLE- Services for Ford Quentin Friend, 38, of near Friendsville, who was crushed to death yesterday in a quarry accident near Sang Run, will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Blooming Rose Church, Rev. J. D. Shaffer will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the residence. A native of Friendsville, he was a son of the late C. W. and Lizzie M. (Friend) Friend. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Delorice (Fike) Friend; three sons, Roger L., Wayne A. and Dale E. Friend; a daughter, Miss Carolyn L. Friend, all at home; three brothers, Foster Friend, Frostburg; Olin Friend, Friendsville, and Blaine Friend, Accident; a sister, Mrs. Lona Humbertson, Friendsville, a half-brother, Ellis Friend, Friendsville, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Grace Myers, Beaver, PA; Mrs. Pearl Wakefield, Friendsville, and Mrs. Mabel Ford, Baltimore.
March 23, 1956, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 4, 2009


FRIEND, George Marcellus

OAKLAND - George Marcellus Friend, 67, of Crellin, died yesterday following a lingering illness. Born in Sines, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Smith) Friend. His wife, Mabel (Duel) Friend, died in 1962. Before retirement, he was employed by the Stanley-Kray Coal Company in Crellin and was a member of Oakland Nazarene Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Wilda Bowser, Core, W. Va.; Mrs. Vera Thorne, McLean, Va.; Mrs. Ruth Fike, Star Route 2; Mrs. Frances Gnegy, RD 2; and mrs. Ann Tolliver, Beckley, W. Va.; four sons, Donald Friend, at home; Otis Friend, Crellin; Glenwood Friend, Orwell, Ohio, and James Friend, Herndon, Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Daisy DeWitt, here; Mrs. Maude Canan, Crellin; Mrs. Ella Grimm, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Una Stiles, Kingwood, W. Va., and Mrs. Alva Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, Arthur Friend, Albright, W. Va.; Oren Friend, Tridelphia, W. Va.; Richard Friend, Crellin, and John Friend, WArren; 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Fruneral Home and will be taken to the residence tomorrow. A service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Nazarene Church. Rev. Donald Greene, pastor, and Rev. Glen Eagle will officiate. Interment will be in Ashby Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; September 26, 1967; page 17
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 22, 2013

FRIEND, Gilbert
 
FRIEND, GILBERT - age 35 years, husband of Elsie Flowers Friend of Hopwood, died in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday evening, February 28, 1951 at 11:25 o’clock. In addition to his widow he is survived by one son; Gerald David and one daughter: Carolyn Sue both at home; his parents: Orval and Carrie Friend of Hazelton, W. Va., two brothers: Frank of Uniontown and Junior C. of Hazelton, W. Va., three sisters: Mrs Goldie DeBerry of Uniontown, Mrs. Edna Teets and Mrs. Grace Shaffer both of Hazelton, W. Va. He was a foreman at the Friend lumber Co., in the planning mill. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Hazelton, W. Va., the Loyal Order of Moose No. 20, Uniontown and the Modern Woodmen of America of Friendsville, Md. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home will be annouced later.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; March 1, 1951; page 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013 


FRIEND, Mrs. Grace Alice DeWitt

OAKLAND - Mrs. Grace Alice Friend, 78, Sang Run, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rudy DeWitt, where she had resided. Born April 28, 1890 at Sang Run, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Jenny (Rodeheaver) DeWitt. Surviving besides her daughter, are four sons, Everett Friend, Accident, and James Friend, Carlton Friend and Charles Friend, all of McHenry; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six brothers, Richard DeWitt, Oakland; Joseph DeWitt, McHenry; Parker DeWitt, Sang Run; Alvie DeWitt, Friendsville, and Stephen DeWitt and Milton DeWitt, both of Sang Run, and three sisters, Mrs. Steward Savage, Accident; Mrs. Clarence Savage, Hopwood, Pa., and Mrs. Charles Carr, Sang Run. Her husband, Roy V. Friend, died November 24, 1963. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Sang Run Methodist Church by Rev. H. D. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in Sang Run Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; October 21, 1968; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 25, 2013


FRIEND, H. Carroll

FRIEND, H. CARROLL - Age 75 years of N. Church St. Ext., Mt. Pleasant (formerly of Uniontown) died Saturday evening, February 26, 1972 in the Connellsville State Hospital. He was born in Hayes, Maryland, October 5, 1896, the son of the late Asa B. and Jennie Fazenbaker Friend. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Uniontown, the King Solomon Lodge No. 346 F. & A. M., Connellsville, the Uniontown lodge of Perfection, the Pleasant Valley Country Club, and a retired store manager for the Union Supply Co. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E. Wayne (Jean) Christner, Mt. Pleasant; one grandson, David W., Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Herbert Friend, Friendsville, Md., and Bliss Friend of Cresaptown, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Skiles, New Salem, Mrs. Bernie Paugh, Deer Park, Md., Mrs. Margaret Rush, Friendsville, Md., and Mrs. Jessie Ruth, Friendsville, Md. Preceding him in death washis wife Elizabeth Luton Friend in 1969 and one daughter Martha E. Friends will be received in the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. G. C. Waldkoening officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville. Officers and members of the King Solomon Lodge No. 346 F. & A. M. will hold services in the funeral home this evening at 7:30.
SOURCE: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Feb. 28, 1972; page 21.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 29, 2011

FRIEND, Harold David

FRIEND, HAROLD DAVID - Aged 71, died in his home near Friendsville, Md., Tuesday, March 1, 1960. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Friend and these children, Mrs. Beryl VanSickle, Mrs. Kathryn Humberson and Mrs. Lorna Savage, Friendsville, Md.; three grandchldren; two brothers, Ray C. Friend, Friendsville, Md.; John T. Friend, Acosta. Friends are being received in the home, near Friendsville until Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and in the Blooming Rose Church, from 1 until 2 p.m. the hour of the service. The Rev. Herman Short will officiate. Interment will be in Sand Spring Cemetery under the direction of the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, March 2, 1960; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 17, 2014


FRIEND, Harry

FRIENDSVILLE - Harry Friend, 81, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. A native of Friendsville, he was a son of the late William E. and Sarah (Cunningham) Friend. Surviving are his widow, Ruth A. (Friend) Friend; six sons, Robert E. Friend, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Wilbur E. Friend, Philadelphia; Thomas W. Friend, Uniontown, Pa.; Carl J., Harry G. and Richard E. Friend, Meyersdale, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Lurine C. Friend, Smithfield, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Vervik, Hicksville, N.Y.; Mrs. Betty E. Ream, Winter Haven, Fla.; and Mrs. Evelyn R. Fike, Portage, Ind.; two brothers, Richard and Ocran Friend, Milton, Del.; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Coddington, here; Mrs. Kathryn Jones and Mrs. Epiha Pase, Milton; 35 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Steele Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; June 8, 1971; page 17
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013


FRIEND, Harry Gerald Jr.

Harry Gerald "Tooter" Friend Jr., 80, Meyersdale, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home. Born June 26, 1932, in Friendsville, he was a son of the late Harry Gerald Friend Sr. and Ruth Adele (Friend) Friend. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Robert, William, Thomas, and Carl Friend; and four sisters, Lourine Friend, Betty Ream, Bertha Marie Friend, and Ada Fay Friend. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Local 37, Operating Engineers, Cumberland, and he was a member of the Frostburg Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Alice (Saul) Friend; two sons, Tom Friend, Frostburg, and Harry G. Friend III, Meyersdale; five daughters, Margaret McKenzie and Ruth Friend, both of Meyersdale, Betty Wiland and Laura Bolden, both of Frostburg, and Marylou Marcum, Mogadore, Ohio; one brother, Richard Friend, Meyersdale; two sisters, Helen Nervik and Evelyn Fike, both of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and 20 (plus two expected) great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Salisbury, Pa., where a service was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with Pastor Randy Haulk officiating. Interment was held in Mount Carmel Lutheran Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in care of the family.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Sept 6, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted October 27, 2012


FRIEND, Miss Helen E.
 
OAKLAND -  Miss Helen E. Friend, 58, Sang Run, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital at Oakland where she had been a patient nine days. A native of Sang Run, she was a daughter of the late Vestus and Fannie (DeWitt) Friend. She was a member of the Sang Run Methodist Church. She is survived by two brothers, Albert Friend, LaVale, and William Martin Friend, Sang Run, and four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Railey and Mrs. Mary Martha Bray, both of Oakland; Mrs. Josephine Rodenhauser, LaVale, and Mrs. Doris Rodeheaver, Sang Run. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home in Oakland where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. George W. Lovelace officiating. Interment will be in Sang Run Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Tuesday, July 16, 1968; page 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 30, 2013




FRIEND, Mrs. Helen Yeardly

FRIEND, MRS. HELEN - Aged 73. Hopwood - Coolspring Road, died Monday, February 17, 1958 at 3 p.m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert P. Grove, Hagerstown, Md. She was the widow of Joseph Edward Friend, who died in 1952. Born December 25, 1884 in Braidwood, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Catherine Taylor Yeardly and had spent most of her life in Fayette County. She was a member of the Wakefiled Chapel, Bethelboro and attended the Hopwood Christian Church. She is survived by these children, Mrs. Robert (Vivien) Grove, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Roy (Virginia) Fischer, Uniontown; Mrs. James A. (Jean) McCracken, Seward, Alaska; Joseph E., Albany, Ga.; Mrs. William E. (Mildred) Rogers, New Salem; Mrs. Donald E. (Amy) Caldwell, Uniontown; Leonard H., New Philadelphia, O.; seventeen grandchildren; one brother, David Yeardley, Fairfax, Va.; two sisters, Jean and Catherine Yeardley, Shady Grove. She was predeceased by a son, Ralph in 1951. Friends will be received at the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown after 8 p.m. this evening until Thursday afternoon, at 1 o’clock the hour of service with Rev. Lynn Hepler and Rev. Earl P. Conter officiating. Interment will be in the Friend Cemetery, Swanton, Md. under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home, New Salem.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Feb. 18, 1958; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 21, 2012


FRIEND, Henry S.
 
OAKLAND - Henry S. Friend, 74, of RD 4, Deer Park, died Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Swanton, he was a son of the late Joseph D. and Elizabeth A. (Lewis) Friend. Mr. Friend was a retired farmer and carpenter and active fur dealer. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Stella Gorner, Millersville, Pa.; Mrs. Hattie P. Hardesty, Baltimore; Mrs. Ellen M. Hiles, Springfield, Md., and Mrs. Laura M. Flanigan, Deer Park. Friends will be recieved at the Minnich-Stewart Funeral Home, here, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by Rev. Gail Hixon. Interment will be in Deer Park Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1973; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 7, 2014

FRIEND, Herbert
 
FRIEND, HERBERT - Aged 73 yers, 10 months and 4 days, son of Joab and Janet Friend, died Monday, January 13, 1958, in the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md. He was a live-long resident of Garrett County. Surviving are hsi wife, Anna Mary DeWitt Firend and the following children, Mrs. Samuel Friend, Mrs. Huston Friend, Mrs. Clifford Friend, all of Friendsville, Md., Mrs. Clarence McCrobie of West Newton, Pa., Mrs. Harvey Friend, Kingwood, W. Va., Mrs. Gilbert Friend, Rowes Run, Pa. and Emory Friend of Friendsville; also four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hildebrand, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Esta Freeland of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Cora DeWitt, Rowelsburg, W. Va., Mrs. Maude Friend, Sandy Run, Md., one borther, Walter Friend of Uniontown, Pa., also 39 grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Friends are being received in the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg, Pa., until Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Blooming Rose Church with Rev. Wycoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; January 14, 1958; page 10.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 8, 2013

FRIEND, Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller Friend, 52, died yesterday at his home 205 Laing Avenue, after an illness of seven years. Born in Friendsville, he was a son of the late Hugh S. and Mary J. (Engle) Friend. Mr. Friend was a retired B&O Railroad employe and was a member of Cumberland Aerie 245, FO Eagles; Nest 90, Fraternal Order of Owls; Tonkaway Tribe 120, Improved Order of Redmen; Woodmen of the World and the Goodfellowship Club    Surviving are his wife, Melva B. (Risse) Friend, three sons, Hugh S., William H., and James O. Friend, all of this city; a stepson, Thomas L. Morrison, city; a daugther, Miss Carolyn J. Friend, city; a step-daughter, Mrs. Douglas Fleek, city; two sisters, Mrs. Izetta T. Mauk and Mrs. Eileen Smith, both of this city, and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Robert Nimon, pastor of Grace Methodist Church. Burial will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
*** Possible mistake in this obituary - I have his wife's name as Melva B. Riffle.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July. 25, 1961; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 8, 2013 



FRIEND, Ira E

The Ex-County Commissioner Expired Last Friday at His Home Near Friendsville Ira E. Friend, a veteran of the War of the Rebellion and an ex-County Commission of this county, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, Oct 19, 1830, and died at his home at Blooming Rose on Friday last, July 27th, 1900, aged 69 years, 8 months and 8 days, after an illness of several months. The deceased was the son of Cornelius and Sarah Kemp Friend, who were among the first settlers of what is now Sang Run. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Carroll County, Ohio, where the subject of this sketch was born. When about fifteen years of age his parents returned to Maryland and at the age of 21 years the Cherry Hill tract of land, lying near Friendsville, was purchased upon which they made their home for a number of years. A young man, full of patriotism and in sympathy with the cause of the Union, Mr. Friend in 1862, offered his services in the defense of his flag. He became a sergeant in Company D, Third Maryland Infantry, which went from this section of the country, and was later promoted to orderly sergeant. After taking part in the various battles in which his command participated he was taken prisoner, with many of his comrades, at the battle of Harper's Ferry and was sent to the parole camp at Annapolis, MD. After his release from prison he reentered the army and was promoted to a lieutenancy. At the close of the war and after a service of four years, he was given an honorable discharge. The year following his return from the war Mr. Friend was married to Miss Clara B. Sisler, and their only son, Cornelius, named in honor of his grandfather, was born as a result of this union. The same year that he married Mr. Friend purchased a portion of the tract of land know as Blooming Rose and made his home there until his death. The farm comprising six hundred acres of well cultivated land, furnished a basis upon which Mr. Friend gathered around him all the comforts of life. Besides farming Mr. Friend was engaged in the stock business on a large scale until a few years ago, when he retired from active life, turning his affairs over to his son who has been equally successful in his business ventures. Being an active and aggressive Republican Mr. Friend was frequently called upon to serve his party in various positions of trust and honor. In 1884 Mr. Friend was elected tax collector for the county and acquitted himself to everyone's satisfaction during the two years of his incumbency in office. In 1892 Mr. Friend was a candidate for the House of Delegates but was defeated by a small majority, his defeat being due to purely local issues. In 1894 he was elected as County Commissioner for a term of four years. He was made President of the Board by his associates and during his term of office the onerous duties devolving upon him were performed without fear or favor. He was a conscientious and fearless public servant. After his retirement from the Board in 1898 he was taken sick and never regained his health. Religiously Mr. Friend was a Methodist being a member of the Blooming Rose M. E. church for more than 27 years. A year ago he took an active part in securing funds with which to erect a new church at Blooming Rose, contributing liberally to the enterprise himself. Mr. Friend's funeral took place on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. R. Hennen, the new church edifice being packed to its doors by the friends and relatives of the deceased who was held in high esteem by all who were acquainted with him. The interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The Republican, Aug 2, 1900,
Died: July 27, 1900
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 12, 2009


FRIEND, James D.

Clarksburg, W. Va., Aug. 21 - James D. Friend, 78, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his stepson, L. G. Firend, No. 5 Trolley Terrace. Mry Friend suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday afternoon. He was a sawmill worker but after coming here 23 years ago worked for the Mongahela-West Penn Company for a number of years. He was born Dec. 25, 1862, the son of Samuel and Sarah Friend, both native of Deer Park, Md. He married Alice Gribble, who died June 22, 1916. He is survived by his stepson, L. G. Friend, with whom he made his home; by one daughter, Mrs. Alta parrish, of Keyser; by one brother, Oscar Friend, of Deer Park, Md.; and by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body will be taken to Deer Park, Md., for burial tomorrow.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; August 21, 1941; page 13
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013







Name: James Roy Friend, 78, of 6101 Sang Run Rd., McHenry, MD
 
Parents: Roy Victor and Grace Alice (DeWitt) Friend
 
DOB: March 14, 1926, in Hoyes, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
 
Spouse: Mary Ellen (Savage) Friend
 
Military: U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II
 
Predeceased by: parents; brothers, Harold, Everett, Carlton and Charles Friend; sister, Ruby DeWitt
 
Survived by: wife; sons, James Alan Friend, Accident, MD; Danny Ray Friend, McHenry; daughters, Rhonda Sue Bond, Milford, DE; Barbara Ellen Friend, Forest Hill, MD
 
Burial: July 17, 2004, in Sang Run Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2014



FRIEND, John

John Friend, the subject of this sketch, had for years resided near Deer Park, MD. Not much was known of this life outside of a small circle of friends. Disease took a firm grip upon the vitals of his being some weeks before his death and slowly but surely life's support gave way.
The writer was summoned to his bedside and found him rapidly weakening. He says, "I want my peace made with God." The answers to questions showed serious thinking had been done for future preparation. The business matter between his soul and god was closed and by faith salvation became to his soul a sublime reality. He was exultantly happy and rested peacefully in the "Clefted Rock of Ages" until his death. His sons and daughter were present and were greatly rejoiced to know of his victory. He died March 18 in his 74th year. Was a kind father and husband. His wife, two sons and daughter remain to mourn their loss. In their said bereavement the family have the sympathy of many friends. J.H.F.

The Republican, April 19, 1900
Died: March 18, 1900
[My g, g, grandfather. John was the son of Nicholas and Sarah Paugh Friend. p.a.t.]
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 12, 2009

FRIEND, John Bunyan

Died in Wife’s Arms.
John Bunyan Friend, a prominent farmer in Garrett county, served on the petit jury in Garrett county last week. They were discharged Thursday and he went to his home at Friendsville and while eating his supper took suddenly sick and fell, his wife caught him and he died in her arms. He was the father of nine sons and seven daughters. Seven sons and six daughters survive him.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Dec. 20, 1907; page 8
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 20, 2013



FRIEND, John F., Sr.

Oakland, April 3, -Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon for John F. Friend Sr., 96 of Sang Run, at the Sang Run church by the Rev. S. E. Ryan, Methodist minister of Brandonville, W. Va., assisted by the Rev. R. L. Greynolds, of Friendsville, and the Rev. J. H. Taylor of Cranesville. Interment was in the family cemetery on the farm. Mr. Friend was born in Sang Run November 18, 1844, a son of the late Elijah and Elizabeth Smith Friend. He spent his entire lifetime in that community as a farmer. In 1871 he married Rachel Ross Friend, who died in 1919. Surviving are five sons, John F. Jr., Alfred, Charles and Andrew Friend, all of Sang Run, and Elijah J. Friend, of Oakland; a daughter Miss Dicie Friend of Sang Run; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; April 3, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 22, 2010


FRIEND, John T. 
 
Word has been received of the death last Friday at his home in Fearer, Md., of John T. Friend, 77, uncle of Mrs. William Savage, of Davidson Hill. He was born March 30, 1864. Mr. Friend, who had never married, was known to everyone as “Uncle Mack”. He had been a member of the Methodist church since he was a child. Burial was in Fearer.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; February 28, 1942; page 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013 



FRIEND, Joseph Edward, Sr.

FRIEND, JOSEPH EDWARD SR. - Aged 69, husband of Helen Yeardley Friend of the Hapwood-Coolspring Road, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Wednesday, June 18, 1952 at 6:30 a.m. following a brief illness. Born in Swanton, Md., he was the son of the late William Henry and Mary Sines Friend. He had been a resident of this community for the past fifty years and was a member of the Christian Church. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA Local 6298. He was preceeded in death by a son, Ralph David Friend in July 1951. In addition to his wife, he is survived by these children, Mrs. Robert (Vivien) Grove of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Roy (Virginia) Fischer of Uniontown; Mrs. James (Jean) McCracken of Seward, Alaska; J. Edward Jr. of Tifton, Ga.; Mrs. William (Mildred) Rogers of New Salem; Mrs Donald (Amy) Caldwall of Tower Hill 1; Cpt. Leonard H. with U. S. Army, Ft. Myers, Va.; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Etta Brooks of Lobar. Friends are being received in the Victor A. Decarlo Funeral Home 136 N. Gallatin Ave., until Saturday June 21, at 1 p.m.; the hour of service with Rev. Earl P. Confer of the Central Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Altamont, Md. The family requests the omission of flowers, friends may contribute to the building fund of the Central Christian Church, Uniontown.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; June 20, 1952; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 11, 2012



FRIEND, Joseph Z.

OAKLAND- Joseph Z. Friend, 55, Punxsutawney, Pa., died Friday night in a hospital there where he was admitted earlier in the day. Born
November 22, 1911 at Swanton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Estella (Glass) Friend. He was a retired B&O Railroad Communications Department employe and held membership in several B&O oranizations. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Reva (McMillan) Friend; one daugthter, Mrs. Barbara Simone, Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Charles Friend, Fellowsville, W. Va., and Lawton Friend, Decatur, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Grace F. Warnick, Mrs. Olive F. Lowamn, Mrs. Pearl F. Campbell, all of Swanton and three grandchildren. The body is at the home of his sister, Mrs. Grace F. Warnick, Swanton. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in Swanton Methodist Church with Rev. James F. Remley officiating. Interment will be in George Cemetery.

Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 14, 1967; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammmoliti)
 Posted March 13, 2010




FRIEND, Josiah G.

Swanton, Md., March 6 - Josiah G. Friend, 68, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient one day. He was a son of Andrew Grant Friend and as a farmer spent his life in this community. Mr. Friend was a member of the United Brethren Church, Garrett County  Sportsmen’s Association and the Woodmen of the Workld. Mr. and Mrs. Friend would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary next Christmas. Twelve of 14 children born of this marriage survive: Mrs. E. W. Shaw, Leslie C. Friend, Keyser; Arthur Friend, Mt. Lake Park; Mrs. George G. Beckman, James William Friend, Grant Friend, Lemuel Friend, Mrs. Hayward Custer, Sherman Bruce Friend, Harland B. Friend, Ildred and Chester Friend, all of Swanton. Also surviving are 36 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Sweitzer and Miss Mollie E. Friend, Swanton.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March  6, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 22, 2010



FRIEND, Mrs. Laura Catherine Thomas

FRIEND, MRS. LAURA CATHERINE - Aged 70, died in her residence, Hazelton, W. Va., Saturday, June 3, 1961. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd R. Friend and these children, Mrs. Cubert Meyers, Friendsville, Md.; Ivan, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Ivan Spiker, Brandonville, W. Va.; Mrs. Virgil Groves, Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; Mrs. Willard Evans, Brandonville, W. Va.; Charles, Akron, O; Virgil, at home; nineteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Minnie Harshberger and Mrs. Daisy Strawser, Brandville, W. Va.; Chester Thomas, Hopwood; Ricard Thomas, Hazelton, W. Va. Friends are being received in the late residence until Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the hour of service. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, near Brandonville, under the direction of the Freybogel Funeral Home, Markleysburg.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; June 5, 1961; page 11.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 30, 2014


FRIEND, Laura Mabel Parks

Laura Mabel Friend, 88, Oakland, died Sunday, May 15, 1994, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She was born June 20, 1905, in Eglon, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Wilbur Parks and Laura (Sweitzer) Parks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Harry" Friend, in 1993. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and a life member of Garrett Temple #17 Pythian Sisters. Survivors include one son, Norman Friend, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two daughters, Kathryn Smith, Adelphi, and Delores Stafford, Boerne, Texas; one brother, Frank Parks, Kitzmiller; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, where Garrett Temple #17 conducted a memorial service Wednesday evening. Funeral services were conducted this morning at the funeral home, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment followed in the Oakland Cemetery. The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, or the Goodwill Mennonite Home.
The Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; May 19, 1994
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010




FRIEND, Miss Lena E.
 
HAGERSTOWN - Miss Lena E. Friend, 75, formerly of Friendsville, died yesterday at Western Maryland Center, here. Born in Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Katie (VanSickle) Friend. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the Garrett County Board of Education. She was a member of Friendsville United Methodist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Frank M. Friend, Baltimore and Randall Friend, Hopwood, Pa. The body is at the gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 North Potomac Street, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Edwin G. Reter will officaite and interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; December 9, 1975; page 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 27, 2013


FRIEND, Leslie Edward

Friendsville, Md., Oct. 22 - Funeral services were held Sunday for Leslie Edward Friend, 81, pioneer Friendsville merchant and banker, who died Friday. He was a son of the late Elijah and Eliza Friend, who lived for a number of year near Elder Hill, this county. He was a member of the Methodist Church for over sixty-five years. Mr. Friend entered the merchantile business here when 20 and retired after over half a century. He organized the First National Bank of Friendsville in 1902, serving as its president 31 years. He also served as a director of the First National Bank, Bruceton Mills, W. Va. He was the town’s first postmaster. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Ernest, Paul, Lawrence and Emmitt, Friendsville; two brothers, Bunnel, Hoyes and Amster, Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Friend and Mrs. Harry J. Black, Friendsville. Burial was in the Savage addition ot the Steele cemetery, Friendsville.
Source; The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1940; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 13, 2014


FRIEND, Miss Lotta

Miss Lotta Friend died last Thursday at 12 o'clock at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Friend. The cause of death was consumption with which she had been ill nine months during which time her sufferings were intense. Until a few days before her death Miss Friend had
hopes of recovering, but when told that death was coming she was willing to go, and on the Sunday before her death was baptized by Rev.
Funk. From that time until the day of her death her suffering was intense and her many friends did all that lay in their power to ease her pain. At least the Angel of Death took pity and laid his finger on her so gently that she died like a little child going to sleep. The funeral took place Friday afternoon at two o'clock. The remains were taken to the Lutheran Church, where Rev. Funk conducted the funeral services, after which the funeral proceeded to the Friend cemetery where all that was mortal of Miss Friend was laid reverently and sadly to rest. To the bereaved mother, brothers and sisters the entire community extend their sympathy in their great sorrow, and would ask them to remember that

"They can meet beyond the river,
Where the surges cease to roll,
Where in all that bright forever,
Sorrow ne'er shall touch the soul".
The pall bearers were Misses Effie Enlow, Fannie Wolf, Prudence Rodeheaver, Edith Marville, Mae Wolf and Hallie Gilpin. M. - A.
The Republican, Oct 26,1899
Died: Oct 19, 1899
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 12, 2009


FRIEND, Mrs. Louise K. Brown

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs.
Louise K. Friend, 73, died Saturday at Oak Rest Nursing Home, Oakland, where she had resided 11 months. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Bowser) Brown. Surviving are her husband, Fred A. Friend, a son, John Friend, Grantsville; two daugthers, Mrs. Mabel Kyle and mrs. Gold Michaels, here; two brothers, Marshall Brown, Hutton, and Austin Brown of West Virginia, a sister, Mrs. Clara Friend, here; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Friend was a member of Sand Springs Church of
God, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Vernon Witt, pastor, will officate and interment will be in Blooming Rose
Cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.The body will be
taken to the church one hour before the service.

SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March 7, 1966; page 15
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013




FRIEND, Mrs. Ludica Friend

Mrs. Ludica Friend, widow of James W. Friend, died at the Garrett County Memorial hospital in Oakland on Monday, June 24, after having been a patient there for only four days.  She was aged 84 years. She was the daughter of Isaiah and Julia Casteel Friend. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Howard Skidmore, Friendsville; two grandchildren, James Skidmore, near Baltimore; and Eugene Skidmore, Cleveland, O., and three great children; also one sister and one brother. Her husband and two children preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Methodist church since childhood and was a member of Friendsville WSCS and Circle No. 2. Funeral services were conducted from the Friendsville Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, June 27, with Rev. DeShong, pastor, officiating. 
Graves of Garrett Co., MD by the Yough Chapter DAR, Book I, page 244
James W. Friend, 1866-1937; Loudica F., 1871-1956
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 4, 2009



FRIEND, Mrs. Lulu Casteel

Mrs. Lulu Ellen Casteel Friend, wife of George E. Friend, Friendsville, died suddenly at her home Sunday evening at 8 o'clock of a heart attack. Mrs. Friend was a daughter of Taze and Margaret Sterling Casteel and was born May 20, 1887.  She was aged 51 years, 11 months and 25 days. Her marriage with George E. Friend took place on July 29, 1916, and to this union two children were born, George Donald and John Eugene. Besides her husband and two sons she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Valeria Grove and Mrs. A. C. Griffin, of Baltimore; Mrs. Harry Frazee, of Bergoo, W.Va., and Mrs. Clyde W. Shipley, of Mountain Lake Park. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the home, Rev. R. L. Greynolds, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Friendsville cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 18, 1939
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted October 23, 2010
 


Name: Lydia Jane Friend, 75, of Maple St., Friendsville, MD
 
Parents:  John and Izetta (Savage) Spear
 
DOB: March 21, 1929, in Friendsville, MD
 
DOD: Friday, October 15, 2004, at her home
 
Spouse: Kenneth L. Friend
 
Predeceased by: parents; sisters, Evelyn Jean Spear, Rita Augustine, and Betty Turney; brothers, Robert, Charles and Vernon Spear
 
Survived by: husband; son, Kenneth V. "Butch" Friend, Friendsville; sister, Doris Friend, Friendsville; brothers, James and Paul Spear, both of Friendsville; Richard Spear, Evansville, IN
 
Burial: October 18, 2004, Steele Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2014



FRIEND, Mrs. Maggie May Lewis

Mrs. Maggie May Friend, 72, of Route 1, Terra Alta, died Saturday morning. She was born Dec. 2, 1886, at Terra Alta, a daughter of the late Henry Lewis and Samantha Groves Lewis. Her husband was the late Fuller Friend. He died Dec. 25, 1958. Survivors include one son, Franklin of Terra Alta, and seven grandchildren. She was a member of the EUB Church of White Oak.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; April 13, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013 


FRIEND, Mrs. Maggie May Lewis 

FRIEND, Mrs. Maggie May, 72 of Route 1, Terra Alta, died Saturday. Friends are being received at the Fike Watson Funeral Home in Terra Alta, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Berlin H. Wilhelm. Burial in Terra Alta Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; April 13, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013








FRIEND, Mrs. Margaret Ellen Kady

Keyser - Margaret Ellen Friend, 72, of 103 Orchard Street, died Sunday at Hopemont State Hospital. Born in Horton, WV, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Sarah (Hershberger) Kady. Her husband, Clarence W. Friend, survives. Mrs. Friend was a member of the Church of the Assumption here. Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret E. (Betty) Kephart; a son, Clarence W. (Bill) Friend of here; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Wymer, and Mrs. Mary Murphy, both of McKees Rocks, PA and a grandchild. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home where friends will be received. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 8:15 p.m.
Cumberland News, May 18, 1971
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 29, 2009




FRIEND, Mrs. Marguerite Comer Beall

Rites Slated For Victim of Mishap
Services for Mrs. Marguerite Friend, 57, of RD 1, Oakland, who drowned yesterday when the car in which she was riding skidded and plunged into Red Run Creek at Deep Creek Lake, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Minnich Funeral Home. Rev. Gail Hixon and Rev. Wesley George will officiate and interment will be in the Glendale Cemetery. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Friend was riding with her husband yesterday morning when the accident occurred. Mr. Friend was able to escape the submerged vehicle, but was unable to save his wife. Mrs. Friend, a native of Sand Patch, Pa., was a daughter of Mrs. Emma (Layman) Comer, Swanton RD 2, and the late James Beall. She was a member of Glendal Pentecostal Church. Surviving, besides her mother and husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Niner, Star Route, Oakland; and Mrs. Betty Filsinger, RD 2, Swanton; a son, Harold Friend, RD 2; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bowers, RD 2, Swanton; Mrs. Leota Wagner of North Carolina and Mrs. Hazel Bennett, Lonaconing; two half brothers, William Gaither, Swanton, and Chester Gaither, Star Route, Oakland, and 12 grandchildren.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Jan. 30, 1969; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 3, 2010



FRIEND, Martin Perry
 
Morgantown, W. Va., March 21 - Martin Perry Friend, native of Garrett county, Maryland, died early yesterday morning at his home, 396 University avenue, following an illness of a month. He was 51 years old. A son of Joseph and Florence Friend, he was an employe of the Christopher Coal Comany. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jessie (Braham) Friend; four children, James, Florecent, Shelva Jean, and Marie Friend; two brothers, Roy of Kingwood and Ruben of Sines, Md., and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Smith of Keyser and Mrs. Alva Clark of Luke, Md. Services will be held tomorrow in the Jenkins and Brown Funeral Home.
Source: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 20, 1940; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 7, 2013



FRIEND, Mrs. Mary Alice nee Friend

Deer Park, Md., Aug. 23. - Mrs. Mary Alice Friend, 74, widow of Amos Friend, died yesterday afternoon at her home near Deep Creek Lake. Mrs. Friend was a daughter of the late David and Catherine Friend. Surviving are two sons, Dexter Friend and Brunner Friend, both of near Deep Creek Lake; a half-brother, William Lewis, and two half-sisters.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; August 23, 1940; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 2, 2010




FRIEND, Mrs. Mary Amanda Swanson 

OAKLAND - Mrs. Mary Amanda Friend, 66, Mt. Lake Park, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she was a patient seven days. Born in West Newton, Pa., March 22, 1896, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Carnival) Swanson.  Surviving are her husband William Friend; two sons, Joseph Selinger, West Newton, and Matthew Urbania, Warren, Ohio; seven daughters, Mrs. Emma Stanbaugh, Mrs. Sue Ezzo, Mrs. Jane Hake, and Mrs. Mary DeLucia all of Girard, Ohio; Mrs. Ida Gallo, Buffalo; Mrs. Helen Campbell, Niles, Ohio, and Mrs. Irene Friend, Beltsville; 29 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10 a.m. by Rev. Frank G. Sharp. Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, June 13, 1962; page 20.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 30, 2013


FRIEND, Mary Ethel Fike

Mary Ethel Fike Friend, 98, of Bruceton Mills, and of Heartland of Preston County, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000. She was born May 17,1902, in Hazelton, daughter of John Wesley and Sarah Catherine Lee Fike. She graduated from Bruceton High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Fairmont State College and a Masters degree in education from West Virginia University. On January 9, 1926, she married Wayne Friend. She taught school for more than 37 terms, many of which were in Preston County one-room schools and also Bruceton Elementary School. She was a member of the Teachers Association of her state and county. After her retirement she authored two books, Memories at Sunset and History of the Sand Spring Church. She was a lifelong member of Sand Spring Church of God, Friendsville, MD, where she was a board member, Sunday school teacher, Women's Group president, camp teacher, and youth leader. She was also secretary for Worldwide Fellowship with Jesus Christ Mission, a member of the Women Christian Temperance Union, the Preston County Historical Society, the Garrett County Historical Society, and the North Preston Senior Citizen's Club. She is survived by a son and spouse, Robert Wayne and Betty Friend, of Parkersburg; two grandsons and Spouses, Robert Wayne and Laura Friend II, of Atlanta, GA, and Bruce A. and Karen Friend, of Roswell, GA; three great-grandchildren, Anthony James, Ashley Elizabeth and Virginia Rose Friend, of Roswell, GA; a sister-in-law, Jessie Fike, of Masontown, PA; and several nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Ray, Bruce W. and David Bliss Fike; and a sister, Cuba Edith Fike. Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 9, from 10-11 a.m. in the Sand Spring Church of God, Friendsville, MD. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ross Glotfelty and Rev. Nevin Umbel officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Spring Cemetery, Friendsville, MD.
Preston County News; Kingwood, WV; Oct 7, 2000
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 19, 2009



Name: Mary Jane Friend, 90, of Friendsville, MD
 
Parents: John Wesley and Dollie Ann (Fisher) Jenkins
 
DOB: March 15, 1914, in Friendsville, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
 
Spouse: Cornelius Ray Friend, who died May 10, 1965
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, John Lewis; daughter, Mary Jane
 
Survived by: son, Jimmie D. Friend and wife Mary, Friendsville, MD
 
Burial:  December 3, 2004, Blooming Rose Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2014


FRIEND, Mrs. Mary Louise Svedden

DAVIS -  Mrs. Mary Louise Friend, 62, died yesterday in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, after a short illness. Born in Oakland April 16, 1900, she was a daughter of the late Edward B. and Mona (Pillson) Svedden. She was a member of Methodist Church and Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274, Davis.  Surviving are her husband, Richard T. Friend; two sons, Richard F. Friend, Oakland and William Friend at home; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Winters, Fort Ashby; Mrs. Rebecca McDowell, Elkins, and Mrs. Carol Huggins, Washington D. C.; two brothers, Edward W. Svedden, Washington, and Charles Sveddin, White Sulphur Springs, and nine grandchildren. The body is a that Spiggle Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Willis Summers will officiate and interment will be in Davis Cemetery.  Blackwather Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; October 8, 1962; page 16
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 22, 2013



FRIEND, Matthias

Another fatal and accidental shooting with the gun that was supposed to be unloaded took place last Thursday afternoon about three o'clock at the home of Stephen W. Friend, near Sang Run, when his son Lenzie, aged 19 years, shot his younger brother, Matthias, aged 16 years, inflicting a wound that brought almost instant death.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010




FRIEND, Sgt. Mervin Keith

A service for Sgt. Mervin Keith Friend, 29, who drowned in a boating accident at Camp Perry, Ohio, Tuesday, will be conducted Sunday at 2
p.m. in the Potomac Park EUB Church by Rev. George S. Widmyer. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military rites will be
accorded by Soldiers Memorial Army Reserve Center. The body is at the George Funeral Home where it will remain until 1 p.m. Sunday when it will be taken to the church for the funeral service. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Sgt. Friend was employed by McIntyre Chevrolet.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; June 26,1964, page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted 12 January 2013





FRIEND, Michael Clinton

Michael Clinton Friend, 32, of Terra Alta (Cranesville community) died Saturday, December 11, 2010, the result of an automobile accident. He was born August 29, 1978 in Oakland, MD, a son of Clinton E. and Linda Friend, of Cranesville. He was a graduate of Pleasant Valley Christian Academy, Oakland, MD, class of 1997. He was employed at Triad engineering as a driller. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his 4-wheeler. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Nicole Friend of Cranesville, nephew, Conner Ryan Friend, and his special dog, Keila. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wade Feather and Loretta Duckworth, and paternal grandparents, Clinton and Daisy Friend. Family and friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Monday, December 13, where services were held Tuesday, December 14, 2010, with Rev. Michael L. Daniels officiating.  Burial followed in the Lenox Lutheran Cemetery. Personal condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome .com
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; December 15, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 20, 2011


FRIEND, Miss Mildred Ruth

FRIEND FUNERAL
Miss Mildred Ruth Friend, aged 17 years, of Friendsville, Md., died Saturday morning, July 1, 1933, at 10:20 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital following an illness of complications. Besides her father, Judson Friend, the following bothers and sisters also survive: Pauline, Glenn, Ward, Wade and Paul Friend, all at home.   Funeral services in charge of Rev. George Van Sickle, were conducted in the Blooming Rose church, at Friendsville. Special music by the church choir included: “Nearer My God To Thee”; “Only a Dream”; “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”; “In the Blessed By and By,” and “Blessed Assurance”. Serving as pall bearers were: Ivan Friend, Gilbert Friend, Robert Hinebaugh; Floyd Shaffer, Ivan Teets and Fred Myers. The flower girls included Vallie Friend, Dorothea Bishop, Genevieve Bishop, Irene Frend, Elanor Hinebaugh and Lovda Wakefield.  Burial was in the Blooming Rose cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Thursday, July 6, 1933; page 5
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 30, 2014



FRIEND, Mrs. Minnie Umbel

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Minnie Friend, 80, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Humberson, Friendsville.  Born at Connellsville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Amos and Virginia (Cunningham) Umbel. Mrs. Friend was a member of Sands Springs, Church of God.  Also surviving are another daughter, mrs. Virginia Schroyer, Friendsville; six sons, Reuben, Stanton, Curtis and Amos Friend all of Friendsville; Arthur Friend, Crellin, and Charles Friend, Morgantown; W. Va.; two brothers, Charles Umbel, Connellsville, and Roy Umbel, Friendsville; a sister, Mrs. Cora Evans, Friendsville; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.  Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sands Spring Church of God by Rev. Vernon Witt. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence, Friendsville, and will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 17, 1964; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 16, 2012




FRIEND, Mrs. Myrtle E. Raley

Mrs. Myrtle E, Friend, 90, who resided with a grandson, Charles E. Barr, of 1131 Bedford Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient 10 days. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Hoover) Raley. Her husband, Russell R. Friend, preceded her in death in I944. Mrs. Friend was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Heien Swires, this city; one son, Russell R. Friend, Confluence, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Grashia Parker, Pittsburgh, and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a. m. by Rev. J. Finley Cooper. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News; 21 April 1972
~Genie
Posted June 23, 2012



FRIEND, Miss Nellie 

FRIENDSVILLE - Miss Nellie Friend, 64, died yesterday in Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital where she had been a patient 12 days. Miss Friend had been in failing health two years. A native of Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late Jobe and Diana (Taylor) Friend. Surviving are two brothers, Allen Friend, Dembo, Pa., and Clarence Friend, Allison, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Groves, Friendsville, and Mrs. Bertha Burnside, Uniontown, and a number of nephews and nieces. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence here where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Times News; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 8, 1962; page 23.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013




FRIEND, Mrs. Nellie Thomas

OAKLAND - Mrs. Nellie Friend, 75, died Saturday in Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home where she had been a patient the past year. Born in Garrett County, May 28, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Beeson and Dora (Meyers) Thomas. Her husband Orval Friend, died in 1951. Formerly of Friendsville, she has resided here and in Mt. Lake Park the past 21 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Sisler and Mrs. Genevieve Meyers, both of Friendsville, and Mrs. Loretta Sisler, Cleveland; one son, Arnold B. Friend, Oakland; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Frazee, Friendsville, and Mrs. Anna Coneway, Marklesburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a member of Blooming Rose Methodist Church where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. Rev. Charles E. Teets and Rev. Charles J. Hikle will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the home of her son.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; August 27, 1962; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 29, 2011




FRIEND, Mrs. Nora E. Thomas

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Nora E. Friend, 64, of Sand Springs died yesterday at her home. Born March 14, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Burbridge and Mary (Myers) Thomas. She was a member of the Sand Springs Methodist Church, and the Ladies Aid Society. Survivors are her husband, Rollie Friend; two sons, Clarence and Earl, both Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Mary friend and Mrs. Dorothy Jensen, both Friendsville, and Mrs. Opel Fike, Markleysburg; one brother, Frank Thomas, Friendsville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sand Spring Methodsit Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church at noon Saturday.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July 23, 1964; page 24.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013
 


FRIEND, Mrs. Olive Mae, nee Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Olive Mae Friend, 68, of here, died in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown. She was a native of Friendsville, the daughter of the late William H. and Martha (Turney) Friend. She was a registered nurse, a graduate of St. John’s General Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburg, and a member of Keeler Glade Church of God.   Surviving are her husband, Chauncey M. Friend; three sons, Chauncey M. Friend Jr., Cumberland; Dean M. Friend, Mancehster, Pa., and Bernard L. Friend, Girard, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Janice F. Ross, here, and Mrs. Betty Lou Humberson, Selbysport; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will be removed today from the John O. Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, to the residence where friends will be received after 2 p.m. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Blooming Rose United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 11, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 3, 2013


Name: Paul Friend, Jr., 74, of Maitland, FL and formerly of Friendsville, MD
 
Parents: Paul Friend, Sr. and Claudine (McCullough) Friend
 
DOB: November 24, 1929, in Confluence, PA
 
DOD: Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in FL
 
Spouse: Helga (Fritz) Friend
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: wife; daughter, Angela Friend Levis, Boulder, CO; son, Edward Paul Friend, Orlando, FL
 
Burial: June 12, 2004, Steele Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014



FRIEND, Paul Darlington
 
Funeral services are being arranged for Paul Darlington Friend, 35, of 358 Kingwood Street who died Monday after being stung by yellow jackets. The World War II veteran reportedly had just begun clearing a lot in South Park when he was attacked and stung on the ear and arm by the bees. Doctors at the Mile Ground Medical Center pronounced him dead about 8 p.m. Mr. Friend was born in Morgantown Dec. 22, 1932 and was a son of Elisha and Pearl Rosenburger Friend, who survive. Also surviving are his wife, Norma Wolfe Friend; one son, Robert Paul at home; one daughter Margaret Ann, also at home; one brother, Denzil R. of Stewartstown; and one sister, Maude Hastings of Morgantown. Friends are being received at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; August 19, 1958; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013



FRIEND, Randall W.

OAKLAND- Randall W. Friend, 57, of RD 1, died yesterday at Garrett Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient eight days. A native of McHenry, he was a son of the late Alvin H. and Theresa E. (Teets) Friend. He was a member of Rosedale United Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his widow, Ruby E. Friend, two daughters, Mrs. Eva Glaze, Jessups, Miss Sharon K. Friend, at home, four sisters, Mrs. Nora Durr, Charles Town, W.Va.; Mrs. Bessie Carter, Baltimore; Mrs. Juanita Savage, RD 1, Mrs. Violet Hoye, McHenry; three brothers, Ernest, Leo and Junior Friend, RD 1. The body is at the Minnich-Stewart Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Rosedale Church. Rev. Ralph E. Jacks and Rev. Galen Hixon  will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Md., September 27, 1973; page 22.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammolit)
Posted May 22, 2010




FRIEND, Richard Benton

OAKLAND- Richard Benton Friend, 89, of near Accident, died yesterday. A native of Garrett County he was a son of the late Isaiah and Julia (Casteel) Friend and the last surviving member of his family. He was a farmer and a member of Hoyes Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sadie (DeWitt) Friend; two sons, Montell Friend, Accident, and Robert Friend, Chester, Pa., four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hoyes Methodist Church. Rev. George Lovelance will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Sept. 24, 1965; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted October 17, 2009




FRIEND, Richard Earl

OAKLAND- Richard Earl Friend, 83, of Star Route 2, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born at Henry, W. Va., he was the son of the late Walter R. and Mary (Smith) Friend. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his widow, Alice D. (Friend) Friend; two sons, Clyde Friend, Friendsville, Darl Friend, Oakland; five daughers, Mrs. Alta Hoffman, Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Olive Slagle, Terra Alta; Mrs. Alice Wilkins, Cumberland; Mrs. Jane fraley, Somerset; Mrs. Lula Hinebaugh, Deer Park; three brothers, Oren Friend, Triadelphia, W.Va.; Arthur Friend, Kingwood; John Friend, Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Una Stiles, Kingwood; Mrs. Maude Canan, Crellin; Mrs. Alvia Johnson, Ohio; 32 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the John O. Durst Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Crellin Assembly of God Church by Rev. Paul Holland. Interment will be in the Underwood Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Friend, William Friend, Burlin Friend, Robert Solomon, Neal Solomon and James Fraley.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 13, 1976; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted October 17, 2009



FRIEND, Robert O.

MT. LAKE PARK - Robert Otho Friend, 72, died Sunday in a Huntington Beach, Calif. hospital while visiting members of his family there. Mr.
Friend was born in Garrett County August 14, 1893, a son of the late William S. and Alice (Custer) Friend. He was a retired maintenance
engineer for the Garrett County Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Pleasant Valley M E Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Verna Ireta (Lape) Friend; three sons, William S. Friend, Baltimore; Herbert O. Friend, Huntington Beach; and Alvin E. Friend, Panorama City, Calif.; seven daughters, Mrs. James Jackson, Lake Orin, Mich.; Mrs. Wilbur Butler, Northeast, Md.; Mrs. Willard Swartzentruber, Mt. Lake Park; Mrs. Murray Paugh Jr., Route 2, Oakland; Mrs. Jene Helbig, Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Edward Gnegy, LaPuenta, Calif.;  and Mrs. John Gnegy, Huntington Beach; one brother, James E. Friend, Mt. Lake Park; three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Stahl, Mt. Lake Park; Mrs. Garland Friend, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Myrtle Cook, Route 2, Oakland; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home in Oakland where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Loch Lynn EUR Church. Rev. John Barnes, assisted by Rev. Oscar Hull will preside and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; May 18, 1966; page 11
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 20, 2010




FRIEND, Roger Lee

Roger Lee Friend, 68, Friendsville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home, with his loving family by his side. Born July 4, 1943, Roger was a son of the late Ford and Delorice (Fike) Friend. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debbie; one sister, Eloise Merrbach; one brother, Dale Friend; and one granddaughter, Amber Dawn (Friend) Glisan. Mr. Friend was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Sines) Friend; two sons, Jim Friend and companion Judy, Friendsville, and Brian Friend, Arcadia, Fla.; two daughters, Kim Glisan and husband Donnie, Markleysburg, Pa., and Barb Friend and companion Rick Wilt, Salisbury, Pa.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Friend and wife Terry, Mims, Fla.; two sisters, Carolyn Dale, Rockville, and Donna Turney and husband Kenny, Friendsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, where a service will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ross Glotfelty officiating. Interment will be held in Blooming Rose Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Friend, Clint Glisan, Christian Friend, Zach Friend, Rick Wilt, and Paul Frazee. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, MD, Feb 16, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012



FRIEND, Roy Victor

OAKLAND - Roy Victor Friend, 76, died last night at his home in McHenry following an illness of six months. Born in Garrett County, he was a son fo the late McClelland and Delia (Friend) Friend. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace A. (DeWitt) Friend; four sons, Everett, Carlton, James and Charles Friend, all of McHenry; a daugther, Mrs. Henry DeWitt, Sang Run; two brothers, Leslie E. Friend, McHenry, and Ralph Friend, Sang Run; two sisters, Mrs. Odessa Bishoff, Miami and Mrs. Edna Faust, Pittsburgh, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The body is a the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sang Run Methodist Church and Interment will be in the church cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; November 25, 1963; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 25, 2013


FRIEND, Samuel W.

Samuel W. Friend died Wednesday night at Western Maryland Hospital Cumberland, where he had gone two weeks ago for treatment for complication of diseases. He was born August 4, 1852. He had been a resident of Deer Park all his life. He was a bachelor. Two brothers and one sister survive. His funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Saturday. Rev. Frank McCamic, having charge. The pallbearers were: P. J. Garrett, Michael Maddigan, Ashford King, Wilfred Chadderton, Clarence Lashorn, Robt. Jankey. Interment was at the Friend burying ground about a mile out of town.
The Cumberland Evening Times Oct 27, 1925
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009





FRIEND, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Garlitz, nee Wiles
 
Sarah Ellen Garlitz Friend, 71, of Reedsville, died at Preston Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning. Born May 3, 1887, in Rowlesburg, she was a daughter of the late Washington and Priscilla Sanders Wiles. She was a member of the Kingwood Penticostal Church. Survivors include her husband, William Friend; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Calhoun of Kingwood; four sons, Russell Garlitz of Kingwood, Clarence Garlitz of Kingwood, Lloyd Garlitz of Romney and John W. Garlitz of Kingwood; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Whetsel of Canes Creek, near Kingwood, and Mrs. Lula Workman of Grant Town; three brothers, Frank Wiles of Morgantown, Okey Wiles of Reedsville and Arthur Wiles of near Charlestown; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and four step-children, Ernest Friend of Fairchance, Pa., Mrs. Hazel Rosier of New cAstle, Pa., and Mrs. Pearl Conner of Morgantown and Foster Friend of Reedsville. Her first husband, Lloyd Garlitz, preceded her in death August 19, 1952.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; March 11, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013



FRIEND, Sherman B.

SWANTON -Sherman Bruce Friend, 53, of here, died yesterday after being stricken with a heart attack. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. A native of Swanton, he was born July 12, 1908, a son of Mrs. Mary Jane (Sweitzer) Friend, Swanton, and the late Josiah G. Friend. Mr. Friend is survived by his widow, Della Alberta (Rexroad) Friend; his mother; five sons, Harlan G. Friend, Glassport, Pa.; Sherman L. Friend, Altamont; Howard B. Friend, Mount Ranier; Alfred L. Friend, of here and Clarence L. Friend, at home; seven brothers Arthur E. Friend, Mt. Lake Park; James W. Friend, Swanton; A. G. Friend, Deer Park; Leslie C. Friend, Warren, Ohio; Harland B., Chester, and Lemuel F. Friend, all of Swanton; three sisters, Mrs. George T. Beckman, of here; mrs. Hayward Custer, Oakland, and Mrs. Michael Frantz, of here, and six grandchildren. Mr. Friend was a member of Woodmen of World and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was employed as a brakeman with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The body will be at the residence her after 7 p.m. today.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland, Dec. 5, 1961; pages 9 & 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 23, 2013



FRIEND, Sherman D.

FRIENDSVILLE - Sherman D. Friend, 70, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born in Friendsville, he was a son of the late Marion F. and Kathryn (Lewis) Friend. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Doshia Newcomer, Uniontown, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Joseph Lewis. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; October 2, 1965; page 4.
(Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 22, 2010




FRIEND, Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Taylor Friend, wife of ex-County Commissioner Friend of Hinebaugh this county died at her home on last Thursday of heart trouble.  She was confined to her bed and on the members of her family hearing her make a noise, went to her bedside only to find her dead.  She was about 56 years of age and had many friends in the neighborhood in which she had resided for many years. Her remains were buried near her home on last Saturday after services were conducted at her home.
The Garrett Journal, July 19, 1906
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)


FRIEND, Mrs. Thelma Ruth, nee Friend
 
Thelma Ruth Friend, 89, (formerly of Friendsville), of 802 R. Street, Mt. Lake Park, Maryland, died at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. Born December 24, 1913, at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Herman Leslie and Grace Stella (Chidester) Friend. Mrs. Friend was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Woodrow Friend, December 8, 1989. Mrs. Friend was a homemaker and a member of Mtn. Dale Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one son, Odis Friend, Mt. Lake Park, Maryland; three daughters, Lucille Harford, Reading. Pennsylvania; Shirley Stewart, Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Joyce Shober, New Freedom, Pennsylvania; one sister, Norma Sparber, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 903 Second Avenue, Friendsville, on Saturday from 1 till 2:00 p.m. The service will then be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gale Hixon officiating. Interment will be in the Blooming Rose Cemetery.
October 2, 2003 Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014



FRIEND, Mrs. Therese Ellen Teets

Oakland-Mrs. Therese Ellen Friend, 70, of Oakland RD 1, died suddenly Saturday at the home of her son, Leo Friend. A native of Fairchance, PA, she was a daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Sines) Teets. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. Her husband, Alvin Friend, preceded her in death. She also is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nora Durr, Kearnysville, WV; Mrs. Bessie Carder, Baltimore; Mrs. Juanita Savage, Oakland RD 1, and Mrs. Violet Hoye, McHenry; four other sons, Randall, Ernest and Junior Friend, all of RD 1, and Wilmer Friend, Wellington, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Sines, Wellington, and Mrs. Mary Friend, Cresaptown; a brother, Charles Teets, RD 1; 23 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home were friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Church of the Brethren by Rev. Donald Matthews and Rev. Ray J. Riffle. Burial will be in Hoyes Run Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
Cumberland Evening Times, Dec 27, 1965
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 29, 2009




FRIEND, Truman

OAKLAND - Truman Friend, 91, of Friendsville, died yesterday morning in the Evans Nursing Home here were he had been a patient three years. A native of Garrett County, he was a son of the late Edward and Rachel (Jenkins) Friend. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lula Kahl, Accident; three half-sisters, Mrs. Addie Coddington, Friendsville; Mrs. W. I. Pase, Harborson, Del.; Mrs. Katherine Jones, Davis. Also surviving are three half-brothers, Harry Friend, Selbysport; Richard Friend, address unknown; and Oran Friend, Florida. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Friendsville with Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Steele Cemetery. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; February 11, 1960; pages 15 & 22
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 22, 2013





FRIEND, Victor C., Sr.

Victor C. Friend Sr., 79 of 668 East Brockway Ave. died Thursday morning at 12:30 at the home. He was born July 5, 1892, at Blooming Rose, Md., a son fo the late Alfred and Mary F. McCabe Friend. He is a retired coal miner and a member of UMW Local 4043. He was a veteran of World War I and a deacon in the First Christian Church. He is survived by his widow, Louisa Friend; one son, Victor C. Friend Jr. of Masontown; four daugthers, Mrs. Fred (Anna ) Kennedy of Morgantown, Mrs. Lawrence (Doris) Gatian of Paden City, Mrs. Marion (Janet) Parsons of Springfield, Va., and Mrs. Alice Core of Morgantown; a brother G. A. Friend of Morgatown; three sisters, Mrs. Stacie Purnell of Aberdeen, Md., Mrs. Theodore Coddington and Mrs. Raymond Van Sickle of Friendsville, Md,; also 14 grandchildren.  Friends may call at Dering’s Funeral Home Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Allin Sharp officiating. Burial will be in East Oak Grove Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; Friday, January 14, 1972; page 10.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 28, 2014





FRIEND, Mrs. Viola Gertrude Beckman
 
SWANTON - Mrs. Viola Gertrude Friend, 72, of here, died yesterday at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland. Born in Swanton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Maggie (Fitzwater) Beckman. Mrs. Friend was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Camp 68, Woodmen of the World, and the AARP. Surviving are her husband, James W. Friend; three sons, James E. Wilmer E. and Ralph E. Friend, all of here, two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Rodeheaver, Deer Park, and Mrs. Marlene V. Cornwell, Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers, John J. and Joseph E. Beckman, both of here, four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Woolard, Meyersdale; Mrs. Freda Sears, of here; Mrs. Helen Sebold, Deer Park, and Mrs. Marguerite Wotring, Mt. Lake Park; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church by Rev. Frank A. Johnson. Burial will be in the George Cemetery. The body will be taken to the Church at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Pallbearers, all grandsons, will be Edwin, James C., Darwin and Jerry Friend and Dennis and Delmar Rodeheaver.
Source: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; July 7, 1975; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 7, 2013


FRIEND, Walter L.
 
FRIEND, WALTER L. - Age 80 of 68 Milton St., Uniontown died Sunday, July 2, 1967 in the family residence at 6:45 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Friend, February 10, 1964. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Ruby M. Friend at  home; foster daughters, Miss Bonnie Friend and Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Kinzey of Uniontown; four grandchidlren; sisters, Mrs. Maude Friend of Sang Run, Md., Mrs. Cora DeWitt of the State of California, Mrs. Esta Freedland of Michigan and Mrs. Hazel Hildebrant of Ohio. Friends are being received in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Kinzey, 67 Milton St., Uniontown and where services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Samuel Show will officiate. Interment in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of the Wagner - Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance.
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; July 5, 1967; page 29.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 17, 2013


FRIEND, Walter Lee

Deer Park, MD July 2 Funeral of Walter Lee Friend, former resident, was held from M. E. Church Sunday with burial in Deer Park Cemetery. He died in a hospital in Lancaster, PA, where he lived. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Friend, and three children, his stepfather, Oscar Friend.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 2, 1930
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 29, 2009


FRIEND, Ward W.

FRIEND, WARD W. - Age 52 years of 51 Askren St., Uniontown passed away in Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lingering illness. He was born in Uniontown March 1, 1921. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude LaFrance Oplinger Friend, the following children: Mrs. Roger (Violet) Thomas of New Salem; Mrs. Edward (Faye) Savel, Patricia, Rose, Edgar and Ward Jr., all of Uniontown; stepchildren: Thomas with the U.S. Army, Shaker Heights, Texas; Clifford with the U. S. Army, Ft. Campbell, Ky.; Ray of Madine, Ohio; Ralph of New Alexandria, Pa; Cherl at home; twelve grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Delbert (Pauline) DeWitt of Hopwood; Mrs. Earl (Glenna) Workman of Grindstone; two brothers, Wade Friend, Hopwood; Paul Friend of Easley, South Carolina. He was predeceased by one step-daughter, Cecile Lousie. Friends are being received in the Crawford and Haky Funeral Home, Hopwood, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday in Blooming Rose Methodist Church, Friendsville, Md., from 12 to 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. E. Thomas Hartsharm officiating. Interment will bei n Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Saturday, January 19, 1974; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 30, 2014



FRIEND, William Griffith

Romney, W.Va., June 12 - William Griffith Friend, aged 49, died at his home east of Romney early Monday morning. He had been failing in health for some time but recently was thought to have been improving. Mr. Friend was born in Swanton, Maryland, and moved to Romney about fourteen years ago. Surviving are his wife and three children, William, Lyle, and Guthrie; also five brothers and four sisters, one of whom is Mrs. J. Burr Saville, of Romney. After a prayer at his home the body was taken to Swanton yesterday morning where funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Hibbs, of the First Baptist Church, Romney, with burial in mthe cemetery there.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; June 12, 1942; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
 


FRIEND, William W.
 
OAKLAND - William W. Friend, 62, Mt. Lake Park, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born in Swanton, he was a son of the late Walter I. and Blanche E. (Comp) Friend. His wife Mary Urbania Friend, preceded him in death. Mr. Friend was a member of United Pentecostal Church. Surviving are six stepdaughters, Mrs. Emma Slaubaugh, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Sue Ezzo, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Jane Habe, Mrs. Mary Deluisa Girard, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Campbell, Niles, Ohio, and Mrs. Irene Todd, College Park; a stepson, Matthew Urbania, Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Tressler, Addison, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Deem, here; a brother, Daniel Friend, Swanton; 23 stepgrandchildren and 47 stepgreat-grandchildren.   The body is at the Stewart Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Glendale Assembly of God Church Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Gail Hixson and Rev. Roy Riffle officiating. Interment will be in Glendale Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland, Thursday, September 9, 1976; page 28.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted November 30, 2013



FRIEND, Woodrow V.

FRIENDSVILLE - Woodrow V. Friend, 55, of Star Route, died yesterday at his home. A native of Garrett County, he was a son of Mrs. Sadie M. (Townsend) Friend, and the late Samuel E. Friend. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church LCA, The Cove. Also surviving are his widow, Alfreda (Hanft) Friend; two sons, Ronald and Donald Friend, here, two daughters, Mrs. Sadie M. Bittinger and Miss Rita M. Friend, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hanft, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Glass, Accident, and Miss Betty Friend, here and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted at St. John’s Lutheran Church Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. William Carlson will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, June 26, 1974; page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 19, 2014




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