Virgin Mary

Charlotte "Shirley" Anna (Bangert) Stromberg

November 23, 1926 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Charlotte “Shirley” Anna Stromberg (Nee Bangert) passed away peacefully surrounded by her four children on August 1, 2023. She was 96. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence “Buck” J. Stromberg, her parents, Charles Bangert and Helen Bangert (Nee Moser), and sisters, Helen Campbell, Alice Moyer, Dorothy Krepka and Anna Novak.

Shirley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 23, 1926. Her appreciation and devotion to family and faith began with her parents, Charles and Helen.  She grew up with her four sisters on Curley Street in Baltimore City where a few of her favorite memories were their family outings to nearby Patterson Park, dressing up for Sunday mass, and their dad taking them on Sunday drives. Curley Street eventually became the weekly Sunday gathering place for the five Bangert sisters, their spouses and the 26 nieces and nephews between them all.  

In early 1956, Shirley met Buck, her husband of almost 50 years, at a mutual friend’s wedding, and they were married on September 8, 1956. This is when her true vocation began. She excelled at being a devoted wife and busy mom caring for her active children, Charles L. Stromberg (Kathleen), William “Bill” J. Stromberg (Lisa), Margaret “Peggy” M. Pasquarella (Richard), and Richard “Dick” J. Stromberg (Suzanne).  Buck and Shirley enjoyed raising their family in Westview Park, sending them to Catholic schools, vacationing in their second home in Ocean City, MD and sharing family life with many lifelong friends and their children.  She later cherished being an active part in the lives of her 11 grandchildren (four with spouses).  And her three great grandchildren, plus one on her way, brought her a lot of joy. Shirley’s kind ways and beautiful heart will be missed by many other caring relatives and friends.

Family and friends may gather at the Candle Light Funeral Home, 1835 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228 on Monday, August 7 for a visitation from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will take place at Our Lady of the Angels in the Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228 on Tuesday, August 8 at 10:00 am. For those who would like to attend, a burial will follow mass at the New Cathedral Cemetery, 4300 Old Frederick Rd. Baltimore, MD 21229. There will be a luncheon following services at Matthews 1600, 1600 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home or Associated Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201,

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August 7, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Candle Light Funeral Home
1835 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

August 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Angels

Interment Following Mass

New Cathedral Cemetery
4300 Old Frederick Rd
Baltimore, MD 21229


St. Joseph's Nursing Home
1222 Tugwell Dr., Catonsville MD 21228
Tel: 1-410-747-0026

Associated Catholic Charities
320 Cathedral St., Baltimore MD 21201


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