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William Englert "Bill" Englert


1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Englert "Bill" Englert Obituary


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved William "Bill" J. Englert 71 of Bristol, Ct owner of City True Value Hardware and Just Ask Rental. He died peacefully on January 1 at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Bill was born on February 11, 1942 in Bristol Ct to the late Francis and Jessie (Pietrowski) Englert. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 50 years, Rosemarie. Bill also leaves 4 children and their spouses, Joe and Cindy Englert of Bristol, Patti and Jay Pavelchak of Bristol, Michelle and Dave Perry of Bristol, and Diane and David Methe of Burlington Ct. His 5 grandchildren, Amy Kelly and James Pavelchak, Jesse Englert, and Jaclyn Johnston. His siblings Ellen and Dr. Robert Greene of Williamsburg VA, Francie and John Flis of Bristol, James Englert of Sandusky OH, Lorna and Dennis Delaney of Pleasant Valley CT, Susan and Marc Shutrump of Canfield OH, and Mark Englert of New York, NY. Along with many special nieces nephews and extended family. Bill was born and raised in Bristol, the city he loved and believed that it was very important to give back to. He was a graduate of the first class of Bristol Eastern High School. He was a MP in the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War where it was love at first sight and he met Rosemarie. His many accomplishments include a graduate from UCONN Master Gardner Program, forming the Bristol Men's Garden Club, volunteering for many years for Bristol's Inland Wetland Committee, Board of Directors for the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, the board of educations Mentoring program, the United Way and Board of Director for the Chamber of Commerce, and Team Bristol. Many memberships include the New Departure Fish and Game Club, the American Legion, Bristol Elks Lodge and the Connecticut Corvette Club. He also founded the Rte. 6 Flag Committee. He received the CT Small Business Person of the Year Award in 2008 from the National Small Business Administration, presented to him from President Bush in Washington DC. His favorite things also included fishing, racing, golfing, the New York Yankees and his corvettes. Thank you for all the support from friend's family and Uconn's team. Friends and Family to gather Sunday January 5 at Dupont Funeral Home from 5-8. Funeral Monday January 6, 9AM DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, followed by a mass at 10AM St. Stanislaus Church. In lieu of flowers in Bills Memory Donations can be made to Bristol Boys and Girls Club Development Foundation 105 Laurel St. Bristol, Ct 06010 or Uconn Health Center at www.foundation.uconn.edu. Bill's family invites you to send a condolence message in his guestbook at www.dupontfuneralhome.com.



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 3, 2014
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