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Joan I Friend

March 2, 1939 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 78)

Joan I. Friend, age 78, passed away June 10, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1939 in Copley, Ohio. She loved her family, flowers, gardening, and the Cleveland Indians.

Survived by husband of 60 years, Dick; 5 children, Michael (Olga), Christopher (Kate), Shawn Begin (Dennis), Tracy King (Chris), and Patrick (Jennifer); 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother; and extended family.

Per Joan’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, Ohio 44333.


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