Robert (Bob) V. Engel Sr. of Glen Burnie, Maryland passed away at home, surrounded by family, on November 27, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Herman C. and Jennie Engel. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Jacqueline Engel (nee Rudolph); his four children Robert V. Engel Jr. (Eleanor), Heidi Pettie (Joe), Pon Middleman (Elke), and Rebekah Raborg (Lou); his six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Also, he is survived by his sister Mildred McDermott and preceded in death by his two brothers, Herman (Bun) Engel and Clarence (Bros) Engel.
Bob is a veteran of the United States Army stationed in Korea and Europe in the 1950s. Afterwards Bob worked as a salesman for Rice's Bakery in Baltimore, MD for ten years. He then worked for Nabisco, Inc, in various positions in the Biscuit and Food Services Divisions. He retired as sales manager, having worked 27 years there. Many within the Nabisco sales teams referred to him as a "legend".
Bob has been an active and loyal member of the Masonic Order for over fifty years and attained the level of 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Sharon Lodge #182, the Dundalk Shrine Club and Boumi Shriners. Most recently, he was the Director of the Harem Unit of Boumi Shriners and past-President of the Dundalk Shrine Club. Bob was also a life member of the VFW post 467 and the American Legion post 120.
Our Dad was kind, generous, honorable, forgiving and cheerful, always telling jokes. For everyone who knew him, his absence will be a void that can never be filled.
There will be no funeral as Bob wished to donate his body to science. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date.
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To Jackie, Pon and Elka one cannot express enough the humor, the way Bob could light up a room, and his somewhat generous ability to help others. Jackie, I so remember Bob and you helping me with my apartment assisting in lining my kitchen drawers with Bob's expert directions, and....yes, his humor. What a loss....
Dolores Noell (Dee)
December 3, 2021
Becky, so sorry for your loss. Sending you and the family prayers during this difficult time.