Oct. 23, 1934 -- Sept. 6, 2012
Phyllis B. "Fifi" Pfahl, 77, of Huron, died September 6, 2012 at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Phyllis Faye (Bolman) Pfahl was born October 23, 1934 at the McDonald House, Cleveland, Ohio.
She grew up in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1952. "Fifi" earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1956, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In 1959 she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing honorary. She worked a few years in public health nursing before raising a family. She was a resident of Huron since 1965.
"Fifi" was one of the founders of Stein Hospice Services and its first Director of Volunteers from 1982 until she retired in 1995. Upon retiring she started the Stein Hospice Special Needs Fund. From 1979-1981she volunteered at Lorain St. Joseph Hospice program and lnpatient Unit.
"Fifi" was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian church, Huron. She was a past Province Director of Chapters for Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a past President of the Erie County Medical Auxiliary; the Ohio State Medical Association Alliance; and the Sandusky Chapter BE, P.E.O. sisterhood. She formerly served on the Board of Directors of Stein Hospice, Ohio Hospice Association, Firelands Habitat for Humanity and Big Brother Big Sister of Erie County.
She was a volunteer for Stein Hospice and Firelands Habitat for Humanity, Family Selection committee for many years and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. She was also a member of the Erie County Republican Women's Club, League of Woman Voters, Plum Brook Country Club and the Huron Yacht Club. "Fifi" was happiest helping others and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed reading, golf, and playing bridge.
"Fifi" is survived by her husband Dr. S. Baird Pfahl, whom she married June 13, 1959, and four sons, Scott (Solange) Pfahl, Newnan, GA, Douglas (Christie) Pfahl, Sandusky, Daniel (Melissa) Pfahl, Springboro, OH. and Todd (Natalie) Pfahl of Johns Creek, GA., seven grandchildren and two step grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Harold R. Bolman and Faye (Overmyer) Bolman and a twin brother, Richard O. in 1965.
A private family burial will take place at Scott Cemetery, Huron.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams Street, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Special Needs Fund, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Firelands Habitat for Humanity, P.O. 308, Huron, OH, 44839; the First Presbyterian Church, Huron; or Big Brother Big Sister of Erie County, 904 W. Washington St., Sandusky.
Online condolences may be share at www.fosterfh.com
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.