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Jeffrey Jay Friend

December 9, 1960 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Jeffrey Friend Obituary

After a valiant battle with cancer, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, Jeffrey Jay Friend passed away peacefully at home with his daughters . He was born on December 9th, 1960 in Bristolville, OH to John and Beverly (Gouge) Friend.

Jeff graduated From Bristol High School in 1979, attended Kent State for his associates and bachelors degrees and Regis University for his Masters. Jeff worked for several steel companies throughout his career as an Electrician, retiring from ArcelorMittal in Cleveland. He was also on the Trumbull county mounted unit for 6 years.

Jeff enjoyed spending time with his family and watching movies. He had a heart of gold, a sense of humor everyone adored and a laugh that was infectious. He will be painfully missed by everyone.

He  is survived sister Jonelle Bahrey (Doug), daughters Lauren and Sarah Friend, grandsons Colton and Jax, niece Ashley Bahrey and nephew Jonathan Bahrey.

Jeff was proceeded in death by his mother Beverly, father John and late wife Mary.

A private family service will be held at a later date.


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