In Loving Memory
Robert "Toots" Dangler
DANGLER, Robert "Toots" M., age 90, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully at 5:17 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Florida Hospital Tampa. Robert was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 3, 1927, moving to Tampa, FL in June of 1990 where he lived happily surrounded by family and neighborhood friends. Robert was an informal guy who was known mostly as "Toots.”
He received the Army of Occupation World War II Victory Medal while serving in the United States Army 72nd Constabulary Squadron during WWII and was stationed in Germany. Robert was a member of the Teamsters Union and employed for many years at McLean's Trucking Company until his early retirement. It was during his time as a dockworker at McLean's that he earned his nickname "Moose" and developed friendships that lasted almost a lifetime.
Robert's two favorite places to travel with his wife were back to Philly to play Pinochle with family, and Las Vegas to play the slots.
He was not a man of many words so when he had a story to tell it was always worth listening to. Robert was strong yet sweet, and stern yet loving. He had a quiet confidence and strong work ethic that he passed along to his children.
Robert had three brothers and a sister who preceded him in death. He was the beloved husband to Phyllis Dangler (Malczon) with whom he shared 56 good years of marriage. He was a loving dad to Robert (Bob) Dangler (deceased), Debra Fisher (Dangler), and son-in-law Doug Fisher. He was an adoring Grandpop to Amber Dangler and a Pop-Pop to his first great granddaughter, Karsyn Dangler. His smile and steel blue eyes will be missed greatly by his entire family and friends.
"God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's Garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be time." It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home."
A celebration of life and Interment will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Robert Dangler's name to the Dementia Society of America. Please click here to make a memorial donation.