Edward Frederick Engelbert


Edward Frederick "Butch" Engelbert
03/26/1946 - 04/18/2020

Edward Frederick “Butch” Engelbert was born on March 26, 1946, passed away on April 18, 2020, at Overlook Hospital from complications of Covid-19.  Ed was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  He received his Engineering degree from Drexel University and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.  Ed was a pioneering engineer in the fields of telecommunications and systems as well as systems engineering for over 44 years from Bell Labs through Ericsson.  He retired in December of 2012, and was best known for his ability to translate problems into workable solutions, wearing Mickey Mouse ties, and telling everyone that the world was “just peachy.”

Ed married his beloved wife Joyce on May 19, 1973, at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he has been member for nearly 50 years.  Edward and his wife moved to Chatham Borough, NJ, that same year.  Together they have three children; Mark, Susan, and Elizabeth.

Ed loved best to be on his boat on the Barnegat Bay, fishing, crabbing, and enjoying the water with his family and his doggie first mates.  Ed also loved to read science fiction novels and play sudoku puzzles.  Ed also enjoyed woodworking and stargazing with his family.  He was ever willing to help his friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, children Mark, Susan and Elizabeth, and his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Clarke Harper.

Heaven has a new star shining in the night. Rest in peace.


Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Funeral:
Due to the current situation, a family only funeral will be held with an internment at Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham Borough. A celebration of life will be held once the world turns right-side-up.
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ed’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Morris Plans, Chatham Borough Emergency Squad, Inc., Chatham Borough, NJ or to Save the Bay in Toms River, NJ.
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