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Robert Engelke

Robert C. Engelke

Tuesday, August 9th, 1949 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Obituary

ALBANY Robert C. Engelke, 70, of Woodlake Apartments died suddenly Saturday December 14, 2019 at his residence. Born in Cohoes he was the son of the late William and Rose Barton Engelke. He was a 1967 graduate of Hoosick Valley High School.

Bob had co-owned and operated “The Want Ad Digest” for the past 7 years. Prior to that he was a personal representative for several casinos. He was an accomplished do it yourselfer and enjoyed projects around the home. He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Ning Engelke, his children, Caitlin Engelke (Thad Bullock), Travis Engelke (Esperanza), Ellie Kunze (Samuel Kunze), and Mo Srichumpsu (Chan Srichumpsu) and his siblings, Linda Stella, Carol Salamanca, Rose Hastings, Paul, Laura and Eric Engelke. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bob’s family at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford on Thursday from 4-7 pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Peoples Place, 17 St James St, Kingston, NY 12401.
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    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    Address
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Michael Van Wert

Posted at 07:18am
Linda, Carol, Rose, Paul, Laura, Eric and Ning,

Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through these difficult times, always remember playing cards in the Engelke house basement having fun and laughing with Bob and all of our friends.

RIP
Sincerely ,

Mike Van Wert USN RET. Pensacola, FL
LP

Leslie, Drew, and Rosie Peters

Posted at 08:30am
To Caitlin and family, words cannot comfort right now but in time, you will remember your dad with smiles rather than tears. Thinking of you all.
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norleach@aol.com

Posted at 05:13pm
l b to Ning & the Engelke family. My husband & I went to SUNY Cobleskill with Bob. Gerry was a Fraternity brother & he was also his roommate.
Bob was always smiling & a great guy. We are so happy that we got to see him at our 50th reunion at Cobleskill in October. We are unable to attend service for Bob as we live in Georgia.
Sincerely,
Noreen & Gerry Leach

Gail Jensen

Posted at 01:43pm
Dear Linda, Carol, Rose, Paul, Laura, Eric and Ning,
I grew up in Valley Falls and often hung out at the busy, welcoming Engelke home. Bob was a sweet, friendly guy. I know you will miss him and his cheerful ways. Somehow we are getting old and facing death and illness closely and personally. I cannot attend the visiting hours on Thursday but will be there in heart. May you all learn to live with this loss.
Fondly,
Gail Grogan (Jensen)
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Eric ,Resa ,Salena & Franciso & Carson

Posted at 08:20am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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