Philip R. Buehrer, age 79, of Delta, passed away Monday night December 12, 2016 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Wauseon on September 16, 1937 to the late Herbert Buehrer and Lucille (Planson) Buehrer. Phil graduated from Archbold High School in 1955. He went on to graduate from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1959 and later earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois in 1961. On June 28, 1964 he married Marilyn Reighard and she survives.
Phil began his teaching career at Mt. Blanchard Schools, then Ida, Michigan as well as Pike Delta York Schools where he served as Principal at York School for 3 years. He then served in the Sylvania School System for 19 years; where he was an elementary and middle school Principal.
Throughout his career as an educator, Phil enjoyed coaching basketball, baseball, track and football. He was an avid OSU Buckeye sports enthusiast and follower of the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. Among Phil’s most enjoyable hobbies were fishing, hunting, boating and traveling. He was proud to have visited all 50 states and several European countries and Kenya and the Dominican Republic, while participating on mission trips. Phil worked with others as part of the Community Workers for Christ program which built house ramps for accessibility.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Buehrer; children, Steve (Cathy) Buehrer of Powell, OH, Chris (Missy) Buehrer of Valparaiso, IN and Julie Buehrer of Toledo; twin brother, Stanley (Nancy) Buehrer of Adrian, MI; brother, Dr. Paul (Sharon) Buehrer of New Albany, OH; sisters, Jane (Ross) Keller of Holland, OH and Lynne (Erich) Christman of Archbold; grandchildren, Benjamin, Simon, Daniel, Claire and Nathan Buehrer; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Delta. A memorial service honoring Phil’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. John’s Christian Church, 700 S. Defiance St., Archbold, Ohio 43502; where friends will also be received from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Pastor Erich Christman will be officiating. Private interment will be at Raker Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St. John’s Christian Church or the PDY Faculty and Staff Memorial Scholarship, c/o PDY Treasurer’s Office, 504 Fernwood St., Delta, Ohio 43515 in Phil’s name. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com