Sheila Monica Dangler



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Sheila Monica Dangler   Sheila Monica Dangler, 98, passed away peacefully at St. Ann’s Home on February 3, 2023. Sheila was born March 27,1924, in Lowestoft, East Anglia, England. She was the daughter of Arthur and Constance Howard.  She was educated in Lowestoft and served during WWII with the British Royal Navy (WRENS).  During the war, Sheila met George Robert Dangler, who was serving with the Eighth Air Force based at Leisten.  They were married on July 12,1945 at Our Lady of the Sea Church in Lowestoft. Following the War, the couple moved to the USA and settled in Rochester, NY. Sheila was a lifelong seamstress.  She worked professionally at Edwards Department Store at Ridgemont Plaza in the alterations department.  She shared her office there with her longtime friend and colleague Thelma Smith. Sheila enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family and friends.  She returned to England to see her family and friends.  She frequently visited Debbie and her family in Florida.  She traveled to Canada to visit childhood friends. Sheila is survived by her children: Robert H. (Janet) of Deansboro, NY, Gregory A. (Patricia) of Greece, NY, and Deborah A. (Allen) Pfundtner of Venice Florida; eight grandchildren Philip, Constance, Anthony, Andrew, Scott, Allison, Amy, and Deanna, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friends Linda Whitehair Fitchner and Vicki DeWolf. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bob in 1977, her parents, her twin brother Anthony, and her older sister Kathleen Day Sheila’s visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 12:00 NOON with a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Interment will be held privately. The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th Floor North at St. Ann’s for the loving care and comfort they provided Sheila. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, to The Shriners or to a charity of your choice in Sheila’s name.  


  1. Marge Ostrander on March 6, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. May your mom’s memory bring you comfort. Marge Harmes Ostrander

  2. Jane Grant on March 21, 2023 at 11:26 am

    What a beautiful woman and lovely back-fence neighbor! Sheila and I shared a love of the outdoors and gardens, and I remember her care for her yard as long as she could prune the bushes and cut the grass (into her mid-80s, if I am correct). I always thought of Sheila as a gutsy woman–joining the WRENS and then moving to this strange new land so faraway from everything familiar. I enjoyed hearing about East Anglia and her English roots. She was also gutsy in that she was a widow for so many years, yet still thrived; she "schooled" me on the fact that a widow should still fix a decent meal, even if there was no man around to enjoy it! I have missed our back fence conversations but will always remember her.

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