Henry J., 83, of Leland, NC, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.
He was born on December 11, 1929 in Hackensack, NJ, the son of the late Henry J. Engels, Sr. and Mary Garbowski Engels.
Henry was raised in New Jersey and was a veteran of the US Army
serving as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1951-1953. He was a semi-professional football player and a member of the St. Louis Cardinals farm team. He was also very active as a coach in youth and High School football.
Henry had an accounting background which lead him to numerous CFO positions at several large auto dealerships throughout New Jersey before retiring and moving to Wilmington twenty years ago. He was active in the local Women's softball programs teaching fast pitch to over 300 young women. Henry was a member of the Cape Fear Optimist Club.
Surviving is his wife, Audrey Engels of Wilmington; two daughters, Sherry J. Engels Clain and husband Frank of Hamburg, NJ and Krista A. Engels of Wilmington; a son, Todd H. Engels and wife Deirdre DeBlasio Engels of Rye, NY; two grandchildren, Jamison M. Engels and Amanda K. Engels; first cousins, Florence C. Engels of Wilmington, Alan Weiman, William Weiman and Arlene Engels, all of New Jersey.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street with a memorial service beginning at 4 PM in Andrews Market Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Condolences may be sent to www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington, NC.