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Former Park Hills Mayor, Councilman Dies at 81

Two and a half months after stepping down as a Park Hills city councilman, Leonard Frank "Skip" Fangman has died.

According to the obituary published at Don Catchen & Sons funeral home's website, Fangman was 81 and died peacefully.

He announced his resignation from city council via letter in April and cited concerns over his health as his reason for leaving.

Born in 1934 in Dayton, Ky., Fangman graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati in 1952. He directed the choirs at St. Henry, St. Agnes (for 47 years), and most recently for St. John's, according to his obituary.

Fangman served the City of Park Hills as mayor, vice mayor, and most recently as councilman. He worked in his family's plumbing business and served as a business agent for union Local #59.

Fangman is survived by his wife, Mildred, and children Jeffrey (Lisa), Jane, Lisa, Doug (Michelle), and Timothy (Jessica). He had 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, at St. Agnes Church in Ft. Wright from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mass will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow at St. Agnes Undercroft.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center or the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home in Ft. Mitchell, the obituary stated.

A replacement for Fangman on the Park Hills city council has not yet been named.

-Staff report

Photo: Skip Fangman (via City of Park Hills)