J. Edwin Fridley

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ANNA - J. Edwin Fridley, 89, of 12699 S. County Road 25A, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 23, 1923 in Piqua, the son of the late Archie W. and Vesta (Fishburn) Fridley.
On Dec. 28, 1947, he was married to Betty Weaver, who survives him along with their two children, Aven Rhoades and husband, Charles, of Blessing, Texas, and Mark Scott Fridley and wife, Denise, of Anna, and two grandchildren, Tyler Fridley and Krista Fridley, both of Anna.
Edwin was preceded in death by one son, Lloyd Fridley, and special cousin, Buelah Wares.
Mr. Fridley was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II, during which he was a prisoner of war. Edwin was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217 and the Ex-POW Association. He was also a member of the Buckeye Rangers, Ohio Nomads and the Barth Motor Home Association. He and his wife shared a love for traveling and camping and did so all their lives together. They had traveled by motor home through all of the continental United States and bordering Canadian provinces. Edwin was a family man, dedicated to his wife, his children and grandchildren. He never knew a stranger, and was always kind and willing to lend a hand to someone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Edwin was a lifetime member of Anna United Methodist Church in Anna, where a memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Randy Locker officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any memorial contributions be made to Anna United Methodist Church in memory of J. Edwin Fridley. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the Fridley family at the funeral home's website,


Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 3, 2013
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