Volunteer Tribute:

ROBERT ENGLER 1939 – 2022

“We are mourning the loss of our friend and hero, Robert Engler, aged 82, who passed away in February 2022.  Bob was a powerhouse and a truly remarkable man. He gave his all to causes he believed in. When he saw the terrible condition of veterans’ graves in the Union & West End Cemetery in 1997, he jumped in and by himself started transforming it. For 25 years he spent hundreds of hours every year in blazing heat mowing and trimming many acres. He gathered a small crew of volunteers and kept us hopping. He also supervised the Keenan House (residential drug treatment center) guys who helped to trim around the graves every week in the summer for several years.  He enjoyed them.  They respected him and loved working for him. We miss his stories and his Pennsylvania Dutch humor.  We called him “sarge” and we loved him. We miss him more than words can say.” 


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