Al Friend, otherwise known as a manager as Percival A. Friend, never physically appeared in Arizona. He was, however, seen on television in Phoenix when the local UHF station ran tapes form Amarillo where he was managing the Masked Patriot. Thus, we note his passing here.
Upon retirement, Friend spent several years living in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio. He wa involved in the local masonic lodge and in many charitable organizations.
He had suffered from varied heart problems for years. This week, they took their toll.
The high point in Friend's career might have been in the Kansas/Missouri area, where he received a major push as a manager and generated a lot of heat.