William "Bill" Pfrengle


September 2, 1940 ~ April 10, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

William ‘Bill’ Pfrengle


Bill passed away Friday April 10, 2020 at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his sisters, Joan Pfrengle and Elsie Steehler; brother, Joseph W.; brother-in-law Robert J. Steehler; sister-in-law, Charmaine Pfrengle; nephews, John E. Steehler and Joseph K. Pfrengle.  He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Robert C. (Jan) Steehler, Joseph W. (Dawn) Steehler, Lori E. (David) Talbot, Joanne (Rick) Henahan, and Jane (George) Grannon.  He will also be missed by his many cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grand nephews.

Bill was an Army veteran. He retired from the Town of Brighton as an assistant budget director. He also worked for Spector Freight and G.D.B. Bonbright as an internal auditor. He had great love for his family never missing a family event or celebration. He also kept very close ties with his extended family in Germany. Bill enjoyed spending time at his cottage in South Bristol. He was also passionate about creating and maintaining his family tree with ancestry.com and was an active researcher for the Find-A-Grave website. It was said that although he became totally deaf at the age of 35, that he was known as the best listener.

Celebration of his life will be postponed to a later date. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Golisano Children’s Hospital in his memory. For more information or to sign Bill’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in William "Bill" Pfrengle 's name.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


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  1. eddie,helen and gary michaels.

    bill and i worked together at george d. b. bonbright and company from august
    1966 to may 1973. we were bought by e f hutton and company. we remained in touch
    ever since. we exchanged christmas cards every year. i will certainly miss him.
    edwin j michaels

  2. I have not had a conversation with Bill In about 40 years but the memories I have of him and his friendship have always stayed with me.
    We meet when I was a young man at George DB Bonbright in downtown Rochester. Bill had an infectious personality and a great sense of humor.
    Even when he lost his hearing Bill took it in stride and worked through it.
    My condolences to the Family.
    Bill you will be missed!

  3. Bill,
    He was a great neighbor. Always had a friendly word to share. He will be missed.

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