Francis G. Friedel, 89 years of age, passed away Sunday September 23, 2018. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15, 1928, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Scheiman) Friedel. A resident of Garrettsville, Mr. Friedel was formerly a longtime Cleveland resident. Following his graduation from Cathedral Latin High School, he then attended and graduated from John Carroll University. He served with honor in the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a draftsman at Osborn Engineering, then at Republic Steel from where he then retired. A former member of Immaculate Conception Church in Cleveland, Mr. Friedel was a very active member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville where he served as a Eucharist Minister. While he enjoyed gardening in his spare time, his grandchildren and family were a great part of his life, and memories of their love for him, and his love for them will always be cherished. On May 4, 1957, he married LaVerne C. (Dailey) Friedel who survives at their home. Also surviving are his children Francis P. (Amy) Friedel of Cleveland, Anne Brentar of Michigan and Kathleen (Lynn) Scott of Hiram; his siblings Leonard (Mary Ann) Friedel of Brunswick, Donna (William) Casey of North Olmsted, Lois Bond of New York, Noreen Friedel of Holland, Mary (Magatte) Diop of New York and Antoinette Friedel of Florida. 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his siblings George and Joseph Friedel, Theresa Abrams, LaVerne McGovern and Dolores Foltz. No calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00 A.M. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 with Rev. Steve Zeigler officiating. (Everyone Please Meet At The Church). Final resting place will follow at Park Cemetery in Garrettsville, where full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard Team, assisted by members of Mantua American Legion Post No. 193. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in his name to the church. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.