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Philip K. Fuhrman

Born: Sat., Nov. 28, 1931
Died: Sun., Nov. 13, 2016


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.



Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church


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Philip K. Fuhrman, 84, of Buffalo Twp., passed away on Sunday, November 13th, while in the company of family, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit in Cabot. Phil was born in Freeport on November 28, 1931. He was the son of the late Anna (Kerr) and Charles F. Fuhrman. He was also the widower of Shirley L. (Snyder) Fuhrman. Phil was a 1949 graduate of Freeport High School. After high school he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his bachelors degree in geology in 1954. Phil then joined the US Army and was staioned in Germany for 2 years. When he was discharged from the service, he took a job with PPG Industries. Phil was a glass technologist for over 41 years and was awarded 2 US Patents for his research work with PPG. Phil and his brothers, Dick and Bob also operated, Fuhrman Brother's Painting for many years. Phil was a lifetime member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He received the "Freeport Man of the Year" award in 1975 for his community service. Phil was and avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his 5 children; David A (Nancy) Fuhrman, of Bradford, PA., Brian P. Fuhrman, of Arlington, TX., Karl P. Fuhrman, of Buffalo Twp., Gary L. (Marian) Fuhrman, of Butler and Amy (Jeffrey Frerotte) Fuhrman, of New Kensington. Phil is also survived by his 9 grandchildren; Shelly (Scott) Elliott, David 'Pug" Fuhrman, Audrey Fuhrman, Brian Fuhrman, Lauren Fuhrman, Ryan (Jackie) Fuhrman, Lauren A. Fuhrman, Adrienne L. (Nathan) Fuhrman-Renwick and Aubrey A. Fuhrman. He is also survived by his 3 great grandchildren. Phil is preceded in death by his 3 brothers; Charles, Richard & Robert Fuhrman. His 6 sisters; Helen Ann Fuhrman in infancy, Rosemary Girardi, Kathleen Cassell, Louise Strellec, Elizabeth Leri and Jeanne Carol Wolfe. Family and friends will be received on on Wednesday, November 16th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, INC. 524 High St. in Freeport, PA A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport 10:00 am on Thursday, November 17th at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport, PA with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Good Samaritan Hospice House 146 Neely School Rd Wexford, PA 15090

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Sam and Claudette
   Posted Mon November 14, 2016
Dave, Nancy and family,
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. A beautifully written description of a life well lived of a man whose legacy will live on through his family.

Sam, Claudette and Family

Kimmie Fuhrman LaMon
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
We will cherish the memories and times we have shared with your father. Uncle Phil was always friendly and kind to us. He made us laugh every time we were near him. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your father rest in peace. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Sincerely,

Kimmie (Fuhrman) & Von LaMon

Tom Fuhrman
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
I am saddened to hear of your loss. Not only was Phillip my godfather and the best Man in my wedding but we shared over 4 years painting together. I remember painting the train trestle over Buffalo Creek and the clay mine conveyor belt with him. But my favorite memory is when he stepped into a 5 gallon bucket of paint and it went straight up past his ankle. I also remember him helping his brother Chuck (my dad) with the Boy Scout Meetings. He gave me the nickname "Tom the Bomb" and I will miss him dearly. Please accept my sincere condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Uncle Phil.

Frank Malagari
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
Sorry to hear that your dad has passed. I was his neighbor and friend for many years when I lived in the Oberg area. Please accept my condolences in your difficult time.

Bill and Betty Beestrice
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and I worked with Phil at the Glass Technology Center in Harmarville for many years.

Marty & Kris Sapko
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
Our deepest sympathy Dave, Nancy & family. Our thought and prayers are with you
during this difficult time. May you dad now Rest In Peace.

Bobby and Rose Marie Gomez
   Posted Thu November 17, 2016
We have great memories of such a generous and loving man. You are in our prayers.
Bobby and Rose Marie

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