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ENGEL--Dr. Leroy, passed away in Boynton Beach, Florida at the age of 88, following complications from knee surgery. Dr. Engel is survived by three sons (James, Glenn and Keith) and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by wives, Bonnie and Sheila. Lee was valedictorian at Wyoming Seminary, graduated Phi Beta Kappa at Yale in 1951 and Summa Cum Laude at Yale Medical in 1955. Subsequently, he served as a Captain in the US Army, then Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and started a White Plains pediatric practice in 1963. He will be remembered for his dedication, integrity, unselfishness, and skills in diagnosis. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 20 at 10am in White Plains Hospital auditorium.

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Published in New York Times on Oct. 1, 2018.
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October 4, 2018
May cherished memories live on bringing comfort to grieving families and friends as your beloved Leroy R.I.P
October 2, 2018
My condolences and heartfelt sympathies are offered to Jamie, Keith and Glenn and their families on the passing of their beloved father/grandfather. As Leroy's first cousin, his mom and my mom were sisters,i remember his high school and college, medical school years through the eyes of my aunt and uncle who were so very proud of him. I remember his kindness besides his brilliance and he will be sorely missed.
October 1, 2018
To The Engel Family

In 1952-1953, during my freshman year at Yale Medical School, Lee and I shared quarters at Ma Levin's apartment in New Haven. We got along well, but for a first year student rooming with such an super smart person was a little intimidating.

Even though he chose a different path in medicine than I did, our relationship, and his stimulation was a factor in pointing me in the direction I followed.
The path he followed, I am sure, enhanced the lives of many children, now adults, who can look back and be thankful for his care.

His sons and grandchildren can know that Lee not only made a difference to his patients, but also to his even young colleagues who were lucky enough to be his friend and share his early medical life.

With fond memories,

James Scheuer, M.D.
University Chairman of Medicine Emeritus
Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
James Scheuer
October 1, 2018
To the Engel family,

Dr. Engel had an incredible impact on me and is responsible for making me into the person I am today. As a child, I had asthma. I can remember, clearly, more than 10 occasions where either he came to my house or I went to his in the middle of the night for him to give me an adrenaline shot. Today, I would have spent all those nights in an emergency room. When asked later if my asthma was "bad," I answered no, because I had never been to an ER.

I saw him most Saturday mornings from ages 3 to 11 as I would get allergy shots. He was the best shot giver I have ever met and when I went to medical school later, I went back to see him to learn how he did it, so I could pass on this small gift to others. His care for me was a cornerstone of my application to medical school. I can safely say that I went into medicine because of Dr. Engel. He was a role model for being routinely superior in his judgement, warmth, acumen, and skill. In many ways, he remains a standard against which I judge myself to this day (I am 53). I am happy to say that I got to show him that essay and went back to tell him that I went to medical school because of him. I hope that, in some small way, pays back the debt that I owe him.

God speed and God bless Dr. Engel. The world will be a bit less warm and humane now.


Josh Beckman

Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, MSVM
Professor of Medicine
Director, Section of Vascular Medicine
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Cardiovascular Division
1215 21st Avenue South | MCE 5472 | Nashville, TN | 37232
O: 615-322-2318 | F: 615-936-2437 | joshua.a.beckman@vanderbilt.edu
Josh Beckman
October 1, 2018
To the Engel Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
October 1, 2018
May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends at this difficult time.
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