Alvin Paul Friend died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus after complications with Covid-19. He was born February 18, 1958 in Augsburg, Germany to Wilmer Carlton and Hildegard Lubke Friend. He later graduated from Wellington High School, class of 1977.
Longtime resident of Wellington, he married Cindy Evans April 20, 2015 and moved to New Holland in 2016. He was an employee of the Candle-Lite Company in Leesburg, Ohio. Alvin attended the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a former member of Lincoln Street Chapel (CCCU) in Wellington. Alvin loved bowling at Strike Out Lanes, eating at local diners, trout fishing in the rapids of Maryland and greeting strangers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, including his stepfather, Gary Quarles. Alvin is survived by his wife, Cindy Evans, whom he married April 20, 2015; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jena Adair of Mount Sterling, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marcia Friend of Wellington; sister and brother-in-law, Erica and Andy Nemeth of Elyria; mother-in-law, Linda Evans of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews, Ryan Friend, Kevin Friend, Benjamin Friend, Christopher Johnson, Ashley Honney, April (Tony) Shackleford and Sheila (Shawn) Hill; great-nieces and nephews and his special canine buddy, Lea.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation had taken place and a celebration of life will be held on April 10, 2021 from 1-3 pm at Lincoln Street Chapel, 139 Lincoln Street, Wellington.
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