OSWEGO — Nancy A. Dashner, 86, of Oswego, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family. She succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Fulton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Eason) Robbins.
Nancy attended area schools and later in life attended art classes at State University of New York at Oswego.
In her early years of employment she was employed by Breneman Fabric and Window Shade Company. After marrying Dick she was a stay at home mom who raised four children and countless family pets from aquariums full of tropical fish, parakeets, cats and dogs. Back in the work force she was a saleswoman for Ann’s Shop, then became Executive Secretary for the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Nancy was also the administrative assistant for food services at SUNY Oswego. She enjoyed being a real estate agent in the Oswego area helping people find their perfect home. She also was an AARP Safe Driving Instructor.
Nancy enjoyed giving back to her community as she served as a volunteer for various local organizations including: Oswego County Board of Elections, The American Cancer Society, Brownies and Cub Scouts. She also loved to read, listen to music, watch movies, and with her creative talents she created many works of dried flowers and sewing projects.
Nancy enjoyed summers with her family and lifelong friends on South Sandy Pond where the annual Fourth of July clambakes with the Bardeschewski and Wood families will never be the same. With a natural talent in the kitchen she enjoyed showing off her culinary skills.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard (Dick) Dashner; her children, Diana Dashner of Oswego, Marsha Dashner of Oswego, Nancy Dashner Sullivan (John) of Oswego, and Rick Dashner (Tina) of Oswego; and four granddaughters, Alexandra Dashner (Jonathan) of Sarasota, Florida, Lindsay Sullivan, Marisa Dashner, and Logan Sullivan (Dalton).
In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her brothers Howard and Joseph Robbins and her sister Rita Roland.
The Dashner family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Oswego Hospice. Thank you Patti and Carol for your support and care.
In lieu of flowers and donations give someone you love a hug.
Per Nancy’s wishes there will be no services. Arrangements are in the care of Nelson Funeral Home.