Philip Ferdinand Freytag

Born: Fri., Jul. 26, 1935
Died: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016

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Philip Ferdinand Freytag, 81, 330 E. Pinehurst St., Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio at 4:15 PM from injuries recieved after falling on the ice in Sidney.  He was born July 26, 1935 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Ferdinand Ernst and Sylvia Faye (Morris) Freytag and they are deceased.  He was married to Jane Hover on April 20, 1963 and she survives along with a daughter, Gail Penhollow and husband Erik of Westland, Michigan and a son, Jeffrey Alexander Freytag and wife Judi of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Julia Clayton of Sedgewick, Maine and four grandchildren.   He was a 1953 graduate of Sidney High School and a 1957 graduate of Yale University and a 1960 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.   He had been an architect at Freytag and Associates in Sidney for many years.   He was a member of the Sidney Noon Kiwanis Club and recently received the 50 year Legion of Honor award by Ohio Kiwanis Governor Bill Flinta.   He had been President of the Kiwanis Club in 1976-1977 and had nine years of perfect attendance.  He liked to play golf, garden, cook and read.   Cremation services will take place with Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney and a private family gathering will be at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Sidney Noon Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 115, Sidney, Ohio  45365 or the Shelby Oaks Memorial Tree Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Condolences may be expressed to the Freytag family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Philip's memory to the following organizations:

Shelby Oaks Memorial Tree Fund
P.O. Box 4639 Sidney Ohio, 45365

Sidney Noon Kiwanis Club
P.O. Box 115 Sidney Ohio 45365

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Lorie & Jeff Beigel
   Posted Tue December 20, 2016
Our family was saddened to hear of Phil's untimely passing. He was a good man. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Leah Brulport Stagno
   Posted Tue December 20, 2016
We are devastated to hear of Phil's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers from the Brulport family.

Jennifer Layman (Blakley)
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Jane, Jeff, and Gail -
I'm so sorry to hear about Phil. I have so many great memories of him playing Trivial Pursuit and Tripoley as we were growing up. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
-Jenny Layman (Blakley)

Mark & Joyce Deam
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
I would see Phil walk by often taking the dog for a walk. I just talked to him a few weeks ago as he was waling by. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

Bonnie Deck
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Freytag so sorry for your loss

Carolyn Christman
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
I am so sorry to learn of your loss Jane, Jeff, and Gail. May God bring peace and comfort to your grieving hearts.

Nettie and John Dunlap
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
As former neighbors and friends, we were both saddened to learn of Phil's passing. He always had a cheerful greeting when our paths crossed and he shall truly be missed. John enjoyed playing golf with Phil both at the PCC and in the service club league at Shelby Oaks. When his game wasn't where he wanted it to be, Phil would often resort to scolding himself out loud sometimes to the amusement of his playing partners. Jane, Gail and Jeff, know that you will all be in our thoughts this holiday season.

David & Carlyn Gunnell
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Jane, Jeff & Gail, we are so very sorry to hear of Phil's sudden passing. Please know our family will be thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Dave Carlyn & family.

Bill & Angie Mentges
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Angie and I send our sincere condolences on the shocking passing of Phil. I always enjoyed working with Phil over the years. He had a genuine good nature and sense of humor. My the grace of God help ease your suffering.

David and Judy Jamieson
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
Jane, our deepest sympathies and condolences

Gary and Pam Carter
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Phil was a fine gentleman and a great Kiwanian. It was a privilege to know him, and we extend our sympathy to his family.

Tom and Polly Watkins
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
We have known the Freytag family for many many years and it was a shock to learn of Phil's death. Please accept our condolences.

Tom and Polly

Davis Meat Market
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Phil was a great customer, and great man. We are working this holiday with heavy hearts, knowing we won't see Phil come through the doors any longer. We will all miss his warm personality and sincerity. Holding his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Helen Hovestreydt-Scott
   Posted Thu December 22, 2016
Dear Jeff and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Freytag's passing. You all are in my heart and prayers. Much love to all of you,

Betty Watkins Horvath
   Posted Fri December 23, 2016
Dear Jane,
So sorry to hear of Philip 's passing. I know he will be missed greatly by all who knew him. I know exactly how you feel as I have been there except Dallas was ill for four years. I had time to see what was coming but it is still a shock you are never prepared for. You have my email if you ever want to talk. Take it one day at a time. My sympathy to your family.

Tom Coyne
   Posted Fri December 23, 2016
We are saddened to hear that Phil has passed away. I enjoyed working with him and regard him with admiration and respect. Requiescat In Pace.

Tom/ Sally Coyne

Connie & Mike
   Posted Sat December 24, 2016
Jane, Gail & Jeff,
Thinking of your family and so sorry to hear about Phil and his untimely passing.
Remembering the gymnastics days with Gail and Lori and enjoyed those times.
Keeping you in our prayers.

Eleanor Aschenbach Smith
   Posted Thu December 29, 2016
I knew Phil (we called him Philip) as Julie's little brother and friend of my brothers, Roger and David. I have many happy memories of good times with the Freytag family. Love and blessings to all.

Karen Gagermeier
   Posted Fri January 13, 2017
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I knew him from Kiwanis Club and he was such a kind, pleasant man. Always doing things quietly. The world will miss him! My sincere condolences to his family.

David R. Cook, AIA
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
I worked with Phil many years ago at the Freytag office when Phil, Karl and Ferd were there. All Excellent people.
Some years later, Phil taught a course in Architectural Drafting at Edison in which my wife and daughter took the course. My daughter went on to work with me for 25 years. Many Thanks, Phil. You were a great teacher.
May the memories fill the void Phil left behind.