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James A. Engle

Obituary for James A. Engle

July 20, 1941 - February 21, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78


James A. Engle, 78, entered the arms of God on February 21, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on July 20, 1941, to Vernon and June Engle. Following in his dad's footsteps, he attended Tilden Technical High School. As a teenager, Jim Served as a life guard on the beaches of Lake Michigan. After attending one year at Drake University, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served for 4 years. He was a Marine through and through. In 1965, he married the love of his life, Barbara Whaley and they had three beautiful daughters. Jim enjoyed a very successful career in the newspaper industry, working for various publications in several states. Jim and Barb permanently settled in San Antonio, Texas, which Jim proudly proclaimed would be their home for life. When he retired, he found a calling offering comfort, solace and warm blankets to cancer patients at CTRC and the START Center. He was an avid golfer. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Jon. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara; daughters: Jeni Hall (Greg), Kim Engle and Lisa Engle. Grandchildren, Kyndall Smith, Avery Sepanski, Jackson Hall, Haley Etheridge, Makayla Etheridge, Connor Etheridge, Jacob Etheridge, Mia Lill, Anika Lill, Tristan Lill and 4 great grandchildren, his sisters, Ann Calamaio (Lee) and Susan Budash (Al) and close friend, Alan Huelings. A very special thank you to Amedisys Health Care Services and the START Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the START Center.

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