Alvin Paul Friend, 62, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 7:15 p.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

 Alvin was born February 18, 1958, in Augsburg, Germany to Wilmer Carlton and Hildegard Lubke Friend.  He was a graduate of Wellington High School and moved to New Holland in 2016, from Lancaster, Ohio.

He was employed by the Candle-Lite Company in Leesburg, Ohio.

Alvin attended the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union and was formerly a member of the Wellington Church of Christ in Christin Christian Union.  He was an avid bowler and loved to fish and play cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Alvin is survived by the wife, Cindy Evans whom he married April 20, 2015; a step son and step daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jena Adair of Mount Sterling, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marcia Friend of Wellington; a sister and brother-in-law, Erica and Andy Nemeth of Elyria; his mother-in-law, Linda Evans of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and his special canine buddy, Lea.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation had taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  • Sandra Jones says:

    Cindy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

    Sandra & Eddie

  • Connie and Terry Feder says:

    Cindy- we are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you and all your family. Connie and Terry

  • Dennis Meko says:

    Condolences to the family. Gone to soon. Alvin will be missed but not forgotten.