Mr. Ralph James Friend, age 63, of St. Regis Falls, passed away on Sunday, August 25th at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Ralph will be buried at the Sand Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent @www.garnerfh.com.
Ralph is survived by his sisters, Ruth Collins of Potsdam, Dorothy Petrosky of Colton, Isabelle Adams of McCleansville, NC, Shirley Mikulski of Hortonsville, WI and Rita Patterson of Harrington, DE; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and by a sister, Evelyn Rolland.
Mr. Ralph James Friend was born January 4, 1950 in Potsdam, to James H. and Eva Hewlett Friend. He attended St. Regis Falls Schools. He served in the United States Army for 4 years. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the States and attended Canton ATC for a couple of years. He then was a self employed logger for many years until his retirement.