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Philip Kent Greathouse

November 12, 1968 ~ July 22, 2018 (age 49)

Philip Kent Greathouse, age 49, born Nov 12, 1968, the son of James and Noreen La Point Greathouse drowned on Sunday, July 22, 2018 while swimming in a pond in Springfield Township. Philip attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Toledo and graduated from Rogers High School. 

Philip possessed a winning personality, many talents, interests and skills. One of his greatest achievements was to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.  He was employed in a number of companies where he could use his many gifts.  Among his skills was his ability to very successfully and quickly repair automobiles.  In recent years he put his many skills together and worked side-by-side with his Uncle Harold (Bud Greathouse), transferring neglected properties into beautiful homes.  

Surviving are his daughter, Monica Mae Greathouse, granddaughter, Shay’Lynn Marae Greathouse of Toledo, his brothers: Brian Kenneth Greathouse (Pamela) and James Robert Greathouse (Shannon) of Orlando, Florida and his parents, James and

Noreen La Point Greathouse of Toledo.  He also leaves many dear friends and relatives to mourn his loss. 

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6149 Hill Ave, Toledo, OH at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.  Immediately after the Mass, Philip will be laid to rest in a family plot in St. Anthony Cemetery, St. Anthony Rd, Temperance, MI.  

Friends who wish to offer memorials in Philip’s memory are asked to consider the donor of their personal choice. 

Philip’s family and friends would especially like to express gratitude to The Springfield Township Fire Department, the Toledo Fire and Rescue Unit, the Dive teams from Springfield, the Monclova Township Fire Department, and the Black Swamp Search and Rescue team that provided cadaver dogs to pinpoint the location for crews to search the pond. Special thanks to the chaplain, Steve Miller, from the Springfield Fire Department who spent valuable time with the family.  They would also like to thank Denise Berierley, the apartment property manager, for reaching out with many acts of kindness to distraught family members.




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