FREEPORT - Philip K. Fuhrman, 84, of Buffalo Township, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016) while in the company of family, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit in Cabot.
Phil was born in Freeport on Nov. 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 bachelor's degree in geology in 1954. Phil then joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. When he was discharged from the service, he took a job with PPG Industries. Phil was a glass technologist for more than 41 years and was awarded two U.S. 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 an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his five children, David A. (Nancy) Fuhrman of Bradford, Brian P. Fuhrman of Arlington, Texas, Karl P. Fuhrman of Buffalo Township, Gary L. (Marian) Fuhrman of Butler and Amy (Jeffrey Frerotte) Fuhrman of New Kensington.
Phil is also survived by his nine 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 three great-grandchildren.
Phil is preceded in death by his three brothers, Charles, Richard and Robert Fuhrman; and his six sisters, Helen Ann Fuhrman in infancy, Rosemary Girardi, Kathleen Cassell, Louise Strellec, Elizabeth Leri and Jeanne Carol Wolfe.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St. in Freeport. 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 at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Freeport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
To send a condolence visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
Redmond Funeral Home Inc
524 High St
Freeport, PA 16229-1222
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22, 2016