Kay Dengler-Britzke

Kay Dengler-Britzke - Rochester Cremation

November 5, 1937 – January 25, 2023

Rochester, NY, January 25, 2023: Kay Dengler-Britzke passed from this life into the presence of the Lord with her family at her side. She was 85.

She is  predeceased by husbands Theodore Dengler and Herman Britzke; her parents Henry and Elizabeth Wengender; brothers David (Mary Jo) Wengender, James (Joanne) Wengender; survived by her brothers Hank (Sue) Wengender and Robert (Elaine) Wengender; and  her children Mary Lou Lunt (David Janis), Robert Dengler (Linda), John Dengler, Anne Marie (Jay) Gefell, Kathleen (Patrick) Doran; step-daughters Carol (Michael) Groseclose, Laurie (Patrick) Egan; sister-in-law Sandra Dengler- Kromer; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Kay was an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer;  serving on the board at the town library, distributing food at the community center, and working as an EMT on the Henderson, NY ambulance.  She enjoyed baking and sharing her “treats” to show people her appreciation and love. When not baking she could be found reading or walking the shores of Lake Ontario with her “buddies” in Henderson Harbor, NY.  She was an international traveler, delighting in connecting with diverse people she met along the way. Kay was considered by many to be the life of the party. Her infectious laugh made everyone feel happy. She was always welcoming and intentional in including everyone around her. Kay will be dearly missed by all and will forever remain in our hearts.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 10:00 am, at Spiritus Christi Church (121 Fitzhugh St. N, Rochester, NY 14614). All are welcome to join the family immediately following for a luncheon celebration at the Brookhouse (920 Elmridge Center Dr., Rochester, NY 14626).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifeSpan in her honor. The family will be forever grateful for all of the support this not-for-profit organization and its hospice affiliates have provided Kay and her children. The hope is this work will continue to evolve and enhance the patient and family care experience during the end of life progression.

10 Condolences

  1. Donald Colon on January 27, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Anne Marie, so sorry for your loss. Linda and i send condolences to you, Jay and your family. May yoir memories ease you through this difficult time .

  2. Sue & Joe Skeels on January 28, 2023 at 7:25 am

    Anne Marie, so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely lady! I hope the special times you’ve shared and all the memories that come flooding in will give peace to you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Sean and Amy Dubman on January 28, 2023 at 8:20 am

    She was an amazing women. I’m sorry me and Sean will not be able to make celebration of life. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all

  4. Judy graus on January 28, 2023 at 8:37 am

    The Graus’ send love and prayers to the entire family. Kay will be truly missed on the shore. We are just so grateful we were able to meet and celebrate life with her.

  5. Keith Sanger on January 28, 2023 at 10:13 am

    My deepest condolences to your family. We grew up with the Dengler kids at MOS and many of your family I got to know through my dental office. So sad for you all
    What an amazing woman she was. Forever in your hearts. ❤️🙏

  6. Jim and Betsy Wheaton on January 28, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Mary Lou, Bobby, John, Anne Marie and Kathy and the whole family we are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. We are sure she will be missed by all. She was always the life of the party. All the best to everyone.

  7. Scott South on January 28, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of Kay. The way she and mom used to laugh on the picnic table in the back yard while we were growing up is a memory I will always
    Cherish. May Gods peace and comfort be very real to you all during this difficult time

    Scott and Ann South

  8. MaryAnn (Wheaton) Sien on January 28, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Dear MaryLou, Bob, John, Anne Marie and Kathy and family–Kay was very special to me and my Mom. Many fond memories from Pinebriar. All our love and deepest sympathy to all of you. Love from Reno–John and MaryAnn

  9. Colleen Bellinger (Colleens Cherry Tree Inn) on February 1, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss! She was an amazing woman and she always made us laugh! We have wonderful memories of her at the Cherry Tree Inn and she will never be forgotten. She was so outgoing and friendly, she always made Deb and my day!!! Our thoughts and hugs are with you and your family.

  10. Renee Atwood on February 2, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Mary Lou, Bob, John, Anne Marie, Kathy and all of Kay’s wonderful family I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful spirit that we all loved very much. Her love will live on in all of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love you all very much and sending all my best wishes ❤️

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