Frances Joan Cladny Friend

2008
Frances Joan Cladny Friend, 92, a Chevy Chase homemaker and onetime employee of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
died June 8 at Sibley Memorial Hospital of complications related to lymphoma.
Mrs. Friend was born in New York and moved to the District as a youngster. Not long after graduating from  Central High School
in 1933, she worked about two years at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where, she liked to say, she "made money."
A homemaker, she also was active in a number of Jewish philanthropic  organizations and the Holocaust Museum. She was a
life-long member and  benefactor of the Adas Israel congregation in the District. She was an accomplished bridge player and
achieved the title of Life Master in 1981. A worldwide traveler, she visited Europe, Asia and South America.
Her husband, Leo Friend, died in 1979.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Friend of Silver Spring and Bruce Friend  of Oakland, Calif.; and three grandsons.
-- Joe Holley