John Henry Friel
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John Henry Friel of Arbuckle, CA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the age of 93. John was born on April 11, 1919 in Arbuckle, CA.
John was a machinist at the Mare Island Shipyard for 24 years. He was a member of the Mounted Sheriff's Posse and the Horse Riding Club in Napa.
John enjoyed fishing and horseback riding.
Survivors include his son John Robert Friel and his wife Susan of Arbuckle; grandchildren: John R. Friel Jr., Donald E. Friel and his wife Genia, and Thomas J. Friel. Great- grandchildren Chelsey Friel, Joanne Friel, Chase Friel, & Oscar Valencia. Caregiver Beverly D'Aoust as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Alice Friel McCune and brother LaGrande Friel.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. October 26th at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's behalf to the Arbuckle Fire Department
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 11, 2012