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Obituary Notice – Agnes “Pat” E.M. Pfleuger

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PfleugerADUNKIRK:  Agnes “Pat” E.M. Pfleuger, 100, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, formerly of Sheridan, died Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in London, England on February 7, 1919, the daughter of the late Albany and Agnes (Watts) Renton.

Mrs. Pfleuger was a graduate of Pensionnat des Ursulines in Brant, Belgium and the London Greg Business College.  She spent her early childhood years in British Papau, New Guinea, came to the US in 1946 as a British WWII war bride and received her citizenship in 1948.

Mrs. Pfleuger was a war veteran of the British Army, serving in East Coastal Defense Batteries of the Royal Artillery.  She was the first woman elected to the Silver Creek Village Board of Trustees, where she served as Deputy Mayor for 4 years.  Mrs. Pfleuger was also the first appointed Municipal Historian for the Village of Silver Creek, serving for 20 years.

Survivors include a son, Terry (Gail) Pfleuger, of Sheridan, four grandchildren Amy Jo Unger, Cindy Bauszus, Lisa Gifert, Ellen Taberski and thirteen great grandchildren.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Lester M. Pfleuger, whom she married in London, England on April 1, 1945 and who died August 28, 2009.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or services observed.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to




  • Holly Hewitt
    Posted June 19, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I sure miss my good friend. Pat also wrote for the Observer for many years. Moreover, she lived through the London Blitz during WWII. She led a fascinating life.

  • Susan Chiappone
    Posted September 6, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Pat was a cherished friend and mentor. She was witty and bright and one of the kindest people I have ever known. I considered it a great honor that she allowed me to read her autobiography.
    She inspired to write, and keep writing.
    My deepest sympathy to her family. I know they adored her.
    She was truly a great lady. Rest in Peace, Pat.

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