86, passed away on December 25, 2020 at Lourdes Hospital from COVID-19. Robert was born on February 18, 1934 in Kingston, NY to the late Herbert and Frieda Engle. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Arlene. Robert is survived by his three sons David and Elizabeth Engle of Vestal, NY, Stephen and Ann Engle of Binghamton, NY, Paul and Natalia Engle of Brockton, MA; seven grandchildren Teresa and Andrew Ilnicki of Midlothian, VA, Sarah and Dr. Joseph Scordino of Rockport, ME, Dr. Robert and Dr. Amanda Engle of Glenville, NY, Thomas and Chelsea Engle of Albany, NY, Daniel Engle of Jersey City, NJ, Ella Engle of Lowell, MA, Emilia Engle of Brockton, MA; eight great grandchildren Siena Scordino, Emmett Ilnicki, Joseph Scordino, David Scordino, Louisa Ilnicki, Elizabeth Ilnicki, Tessa Scordino and Olivia Engle; brothers William and Linda Engle, Marvin and Candace Engle; sister Jane and Henry Crantz; sister in law Marilyn Engle. Also holding a special place in his heart are Sarah Madison, Markus Rohwetter, Kimberly Engle, as well as members of Grace Point Church and the community of friends he made at Pete’s Legacy Diner. Robert graduated from Kingston High School in 1951 and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. From there he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Following his service he went to work for Joy Manufacturing as a sales engineer before joining NYSEG where he retired from in 1994. In retirement, he loved spending time with his family, traveling, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and recitals. Robert was known to his grandchildren for his giant bear hugs which they hope will get passed down for many years to come. He was always there to help or give advice and was never afraid to share his faith with others. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Lourdes Hospital Ross 3. All services will be private to respect the COVID-19 guidelines. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s name to the charity of your choice or pass on that giant bear hug that you hold a second too long.
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