John J. Friend, Uniontown, Pa.
John J. Friend, 89 of Uniontown, Pa. passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
He was born January 24, 1932 in Morgantown, W.Va..
Preceding him in death were his mother, Dolly Bolyard Friend, his father, Lee Ernest Friend and his brother, Orville Friend.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 52 years, Irma Brant Friend; his loving daughter, Krista Baker and husband Christopher of Uniontown, Pa.; two grandchildren he loved and adored, Brayden and Isabella Baker and a brother, Jack Friend and wife Shawnee of Punxsutawney, Pa.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
John retired from US Steel National Works after 35 years or service.
He was a member of the the Walnut Hill United Methodist Church; a lifetime member of the Alfred Wilson Memorial VFW Post 7219 in Fairchance; the Hutchinson Sportsmen’s Club and the Amend Rod and Gun Club. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Hunting was a passion he shared and enjoyed with his daughter for many years.
John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.
The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 with Pastor Arnold Husk officiating.
Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery with Military Rites being accorded by General Marshall Amvets Post 103.