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Frederick T. Pheiffer, born in Oxford, New Jersey on November 9, 1940, died after an illness Friday, June 4, 2021 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
He was predeceased by his parents, John Howard Pheiffer and Mary Elizabeth (Kinney) Pheiffer.
Fred received his B.A. from St. Frances University, his M.A from Boston College in American Government and was a Doctoral candidate in Public Affairs at SUNY Albany. He went on to a distinguished career in New York State government, serving in a leadership role for multiple Administrations.
He retired to his beloved "Last Stop", a 40-acre horse farm in Greenwich, NY. There he maintained and enjoyed the beauty of the pastures and woods while caring for many rescued horses, dogs, and cats. Promising them, that this peaceful home would be their last stop. Fred was successful in keeping his promise to their beloved pets.
Fred was close to his family and friends, and was best known for his love of books, music, writing and his deep faith in God. He was the author of multiple published poetry books.
Survivors include his wife and partner of 30 years, Maryellen (Hedderman) Pheiffer of Greenwich, NY; his stepson, Corey Hedderman (Susan) of Schuylerville, NY; grandson Dylan Hedderman of Latham, NY; brother Thomas (Susan) Pheiffer of Percival, VA; Cousin Ann Bourlier of Dinwiddie, VA; son John Pheiffer; son Adam Pheiffer; two nieces and several close friends.
In lieu of flowers donations in Frederick's name may be made to Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 483 Sand Hill Rd, Greenfield Center, NY, 12833 or Monks of New Skete, 273 New Skete Rd, Cambridge, NY, 12816.
Family and friends may call from 5 to pm on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St, Greenwich, NY, 12834. An informal family service will follow.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.