Clark Engle, Sr

March 1935
November 2023


Born to Elizabeth and Thomas Engle Sr on March 19th, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA. As a young boy, he acquired the nickname “Windy” due to his love of talking. He often participated in the soap box derby. As a young man, he attended Bartam High School and was in the Bugle and Drum Corp of Philadelphia. After High School, he joined the Army and was stationed at the Panama Canal where he served as an MP. Clark loved his Country and was very Patriotic. After the Army he then attended Temple University where he received a degree in Engineering. He later moved to Yonkers, NY where he met his late wife, Rose. They later moved to Cherry Hill, NJ to raise their family. He spent many weekends with his family at their vacation cottage in Cape May Point NJ. He also fell in love with his late wife’s (Rose) Bavarian culture after several family trips to her homeland. You could often find Clark and Rose dancing on a Saturday night to German Oom-Pah-Pah bands at the Austrian Village in Philadelphia. Clark was a devout Christian and enjoyed church, leading Bible study classes, music, photography, and watching sports (he was a diehard Eagles and Penn State football fan). One of his greatest talents was telling corny (and sometimes off color) jokes. He had a gregarious personality and often liked to be the life of the party. If you walked into a room full of people and heard laughter in one corner, it was likely Clark telling one of his endless supply of jokes to a group of people. He spent many years in concrete and construction material sales as a manufacturer’s representative, and eventually started his own business. After a business trip to AZ in the late 80’s he fell in love with the state, and he eventually designed and built his retirement home there. He spent the next 25 years traveling, singing in church choirs, leading Bible studies, drinking wine and telling more bad corny jokes.

Friends & Family

Clark is survived by his two children, Clark Engle Jr (and his wife Alison) and Christina Clemens. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: James Clemens, Morgan Clemens, Brian Engle, Mia Engle, Annette Engle, and John Engle, as well as 6 nieces and nephews.

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