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1930 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Friend, Donald
1930 - 2018
Donald Fillmore Friend, 88, died on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Westminster Thurber, where he had resided for the past three months. Preceded in death by his parents Lewis Maynard "Slim" Friend and Mary Elizabeth (Hunt) Friend and infant brother Jack Norman "Jackie" Friend of Columbus, Ohio. Don served our country proudly in two wars – Korea and Vietnam. He participated in ROTC at Ohio University, Don was commissioned in the US Army and made that his career from 1952 to 1978, rising to the rank of full Colonel. He also served at the Pentagon twice and was stationed at DCSC at the time of his retirement from the Army. Following his service to our country, Don worked at FCCS from 1979 to 1996, as Director of Administration Services then to Associate Director of the agency. Throughout the years Don was active in the Plain City Historical Society and wrote their monthly newsletter. Don retired on the Banks of the Big Darby with is beloved dogs, Milford and Darby. Survived by many friends and loved by all. Gathering of friends will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10-11 am with funeral service to follow at 11 am at the HEART & HOPE FUNERAL HOME by SCHOEDINGER, 3030 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Visit www.heartandhope.com to share a favorite memory of Don.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 7, 2018
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