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Philip Minnick
Gave Us Music and Candlelight
January/February 2017 Issue

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Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organs Co.

Philip Minnick passed away on December 26, 2016, at the age of 68 due to health complications after a series of strokes. He and his business-life partner, Robert Bunn Jr., founded the Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organs Company in 1969, which still operates at 875 Michigan Avenue in Harrison West, illuminated at night by glowing candles in each window. The restoration of the building, purchased 40 years ago, was the beginning of a turnaround for the neighborhood. The company services, rebuilds, restores, designs and creates pipe organs.

Minnick studied voice and organ at Capital University in the late sixties during which time he worked for a pipe organ company where he discovered organ building and met his future partner. They resided together in the Short North almost half a century.

Minnick was a founding member of the Ohio Village Singers, sang with Columbus Maennechor, and was an active member of the Broad Street United Methodist church.

He is survived by his life partner, Robert Bunn Jr.; sister Lisa of Ft. Myers, FL; and adopted sister Karen Freudigman.


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