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Michael James Friend

November 16, 1952 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 68)


Michael James Friend, 68, of Oberlin, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 under the care of New Life Hospice in Lorain. Born on November 16, 1952 in Elyria, he was the son of Carol (nee Youngblood) and the late Donald Friend. Michael was a lifelong Wellington resident and graduate of Wellington High School.


Michael worked for Forest City as a truck driver for many years. Following his years at Forest City, he worked as a painter. Hunting and fishing were just some of his favorite activities. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Michael is survived by his mother, Carol Friend of Bellevue; daughter, Charisse Thornsberry of Florida and siblings, Kathleen, John, Cynthia and Lynelle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Friend.

No services will be held at this time.

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