Michael “Mike” Keith Friend, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Michael was born on April 6, 1954 in Columbus, the son of William Ronald and Beverly Rae (Monfort) Friend. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mike is survived by his sisters, Deborah (Jerry) Bennett, Susan (Brian Williams) Wiley and brother, Gregory “Scott” (Deborah Wasserman) Friend. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special family & friends, some of which are from his school days. Mike loved and was loved by so many. He truly had a heart of gold, especially for kids. He was never short of a great story about family members, childhood memories and adolescent shenanigans. He had a great sense of humor. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and OSU football. He was the inspiration as to why some children came to love sports.
Mike will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Mike will be laid to rest alongside his parents at Pataskala Cemetery, Pataskala, Ohio.
A private graveside is being held for the family. Due to COVID a memorial will be held at a later date.
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