GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

August 29, 2013

Christopher M. Friedrich, 32


Beverly — Born in Savannah, Ga., and raised in New England, Christopher Michael Friedrich was a man of integrity and strength, who believed his actions spoke louder than words.

Both kind and generous, he always thought of others before himself; whether it be letting a friend use his car, offering to pay for a meal, traveling to Africa to deliver medical supplies, or leaving a $2 tip for his $1.70 coffee.

Having attended Laconia Christian High School, he continued his education at Gordon College. It was there that he met the love of his life, Nadia. Fascinated and attracted to both their similarities and differences, he continued to pursue her; and eventually, after many years, he won her heart and married his love.

Having traveled the globe, there was nothing better to Chris than a drive in his car along the “Cape Ann 500,” or a Sunday outdoor adventure at Appleton Farms. For Chris, nature was peace; and though plagued with frequent bouts of poison ivy, Chris never missed the opportunity to be in the outdoors. Chris had a passion for music, inspired in him as a young boy by the church, his older brother, and his parents. As a bass player for Caspian, he traveled to over 40 countries, and combined his passion for music with his love for the church to plan various benefit shows, including an Amirah fundraiser at the Old South Church.

At the core, Chris loved his family, and loved the community he was a part of. An incredible husband, loving son, loyal brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend, Chris will be truly missed and celebrated by those who knew and loved him. He is remembered dearly by his wife, Nadia; his parents, Robert and Sandra; his brother, David and sister-in-law, Brooke; and his grandmother, Ruth Barton.

In an effort to support Chris’ wife, Nadia, during this time and in lieu of flowers, we welcome donations to the “Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund.” Checks may be made out to “Christ Church” with “Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund” in the memo line, sent to 149 Asbury St., South Hamilton, MA 01982.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Beacon Hill, Boston on Saturday, August 31, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours and Community Remembrance will be held in the courtyard of Christ Church, 149 Asbury St., Hamilton on Friday, August 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.