Philip Fryberger

Philip Fryberger

Philip Fryberger, 96, of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina on August 15, 2019. Services have been held.
Philip was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 12, 1923, to Philip and Grace Fryberger.  He left home at the age of 16 to begin his senior year of high school at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia graduating as Salutatorian of his class.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy (1941-43) and was accepted in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. He was offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and entered with the Class of 1946. Phil became an Army pilot and graduated with wings in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He then transitioned into the U.S. Air Force.
Phil met Betty Ann Orr in Washington, D.C. and they were married in 1973. After a two-year tour in Tehran, Iran Phil and Betty Ann settled in San Antonio, TX, retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1978 after completing 32 years of combined service in the Navy, Army and Air Force, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Following retirement Phil attended St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, graduating in 1981 with a Juris Doctor Degree. He taught Labor Management Relations at San Antonio College, was an avid reader, and he loved to laugh.
Phil and Betty moved to Bloomington, MN in 1996 to be closer to Betty Ann’s family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Ann; sister-in-law, Marilyn Murphy; many nieces and nephews; and two daughters and adopted son from a prior marriage.
Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Grace Fryberger; brother, Ted; sister, Grace; and brother-in-law, Pat Murphy.

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