Rhoda May Shingler

May 30, 1932January 6, 2019

Rhoda May Shingler, 86 of New Sewickley Township, passed Sunday, January 6, 2019. She spent her last days peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born May 30, 1932 at her home in Economy Borough, the daughter of late Neil and Bertha (Neiman) Robertson. Rhoda was a wonderful wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and caring friend, who dedicated her life to her family. She is survived by her son, Walter Shingler, Jr., daughters Trudy Arthur and Wendy Steffes, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and her brother Neil Robertson, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J. Shingler, Sr. daughter Sandra Fausti-Shingler and sister Betty Stanford. Rhoda truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family, snacking, gardening, crocheting and needle pointing. Her hands were rarely still. Rhoda’s smile filled our hearts with love and cheer. Friends and family are welcome to gather on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Inc., 273 Route 68, Rochester, PA 15074 (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). A service to remember, honor and celebrate her life will immediately follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bill Wenzeler, officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation ( or Operation Smile ( On line condolences may be offered at


  • Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Mike Rasmussen

January 18, 2019

Our sympathy to Rhoda's family. We were so sorry to hear of her passing.

Julie Wells

January 9, 2019

My Aunt Rhoda was such a wonderful person! She was a force to be reckoned with and always had a warm smile to make you feel welcome. I have so many special childhood memories that include Aunt Rhoda especially around all of the holidays. I will always cherish all of my memories and hold a special place in my heart for Aunt Rhoda. My heart goes out to Wally, Trudy, and Wendy and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Rachel Fausti

January 8, 2019

Hands down my favorite person. Rhoda, grandma could always make any situation have light at the end no matter how bad the details involved were. We never felt lost or alone because of our mothers death and that’s because of all the love you gave and showed us. Just a great and very special person and I will always love and appreciate everything you did for us. BEST WOMAN and GRANDMA EVER ❤️Have fun up there😘