Philip Friedler

| 16 Aug 2021 | 02:19

On behalf of the Friedler Family, we would like to celebrate the wonderful life of Philip Friedler.

Philip passed away early Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. His wish is that we celebrate his loving wife Mary and their four children: Liz, Matt, Brian and Gerard; and his amazing grandchildren; Elloise, Owen, Ethan, Abigail, Ava Rose, Elliot and Joseph.

Phil would also send his love to all of his friends and extended family.

Phil joins in heaven his father Pappa Munty and mother Mary, his brother Robert and favorite nephew Dylan.

For the few people in the Hudson Valley and Vernon, N.J., who did not know Philly, he was unconditionally kind and a full-of-life soul with a story for every situation. Phil lived an eclectic professional life working with Axa Financial, as the Director of Security at Action Park (Mountain Creek), and as an adhoc pretzel/furniture salesman at Pennings Orchard.

He loved Warwick, camping with his family, schmoozing with the local folks and offering ice cream at Pennings.

Philly loved to tell stories which were a true mixture of fact and fiction, but 100% entertaining.

Phil loved life and it loved him back!

The gathering to acknowledge his life was held Aug. 18 at Lazear-Smith and Vander Plaat Memorial Home at 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A Mass was held Aug. 19 at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit