Bob was a fine man who always stood up for his beliefs!
I was a Centralette at Lake Central back in the day when we made our own pom poms and Mr. E would let us drop off our paper and he would have his class cut them in 1" strips for us. Always met us with a smile. -Donna Hegedus, LC Class of '72
I was out of town and unable to attend the wake. Would have loved to give my condolences to Mrs. Engerski and the whole family. I have great memories of Mr. Engerski and my best friend in grade school Janelle. Hope somehow I can get in touch with her. My sympathy to the whole family.
Laurie (Lucas) Baker
I am going to speak on the very touching tribute to Mr. Engerski yesterday on my radio show today on AM 1230 WJOB. My father Russ Tomjanovich, who taught with him at LC introduced him to me when I was just a kid, under 10. I thought he was the coolest adult around. Funny, charming and never talked to me like I was lower status just because I was younger. I have no way to get in touch with any of the family but I was at the service last night and wanted them all to know I am going to speak about him during today's show between 4-6pm. Anyone that can let them know would be an honor.
The measure of a man is directly proportionate to the hole he leaves in your heart when you hear of his passing. For me, that is a bottomless void. Bob Engerski was a force of life in all its best shades: humor, humility, compassion, and love. In all the time I spent with him and his lovely family as a kid, I don't remember him ever uttering a cross word, and believe me, we gave him plenty of opportunities. My heart goes out to all of the Engerski clan, each of whom are extensions of Bob and Marilynne, two of the finest people I have ever been privileged to call friend. And remember that Bob's spirit never dies so long as you carry on the lovely traits he so deeply embodied. Love and Light in your time of unspeakable loss, Michael Raysses