Phyllis B. “Fifi” Pfahl, 77, of Huron, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Phyllis Faye (Bolman) Pfahl was born Oct. 23, 1934, at the McDonald House, Cleveland. 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 1979-81 she volunteered at Lorain St. Joseph Hospice program and lnpatient Unit.
Fifi was a member and elder of 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, PEO 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; four sons, Scott (Solange) Pfahl, of Newnan, Ga., Douglas (Christie) Pfahl, of Sandusky, Daniel (Melissa) Pfahl, of Springboro, Ohio, and Todd (Natalie) Pfahl, of Johns Creek, Ga.; seven grandchildren and two stepgrandsons.
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 at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams St., 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; First Presbyterian Church, Huron; or Big Brother Big Sister of Erie County, 904 W. Washington St., Sandusky.
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.