Robert “Bob” L. Engel “Doc”, age 86 on August 5, 2020 passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Trenton, NJ to his proud parents George and Edna Engel (nee Ashbridge), he attended and graduated from the Milton S. Hershey High School for Boys. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Mr. Engel was the owner of the Paramount Bakery in Trenton for 36 years.
Bob is remembered by his family as a strong, hardworking man that was always there to help. He was a sports lover and watched his Phillies, Eagles and Sixers faithfully. Naturally, he loved baking which was a huge part of his life. He also was an avid bowler, golfer and fisherman. He also loved his music, the hymns of his faith and sang in the church choir. He loved playing cards with his poker buddies, however most of all his family and the kids came first.
Survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Rose A. Engel (nee Calla), his loving children Deborah Cesta (the late Richard), Roberta DePalo (Steven), Roseanne Swaim (George), Jane Staffieri (Domenic), David Engel, Lori Lovrich (the late John), Lawrence Engel (Peggy) and Gregory Engel. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111; Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940; or BAYADA Home Health Care Inc., 4300 Haddonfield Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 08109.