Lawrence Edward Engel Jr.


Sept 7, 1936 - April 22, 2022

Ed was born in Baltimore, Md., loved sports and was very proud when, at 16, he was given a school letter from Forest Park for his time as statistician. He kept a book from 1952, when he carefully recorded the baseball plays. He was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and one of his life heroes was Jackie Robinson. Ed will be remembered for his sports stories.

He had a proficiency with numbers and was hired for a survey crew after high school, a job he enjoyed because it was outdoors, and he loved the math. He saved a book of records he recorded with details.

He joined the Army Reserves at Fort Bliss, where he was selected as a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. National Guard. He told humorous tales of antics at what he called his “summer camp.”

He married Lucy and they had children: David, Heather and, after they moved to Prescott, Az. in 1971, their son Michael. Ed is survived by his three children, a niece in Ohio and his companion Lois Monarrez.

He held a variety of jobs but the occupation that gave him the greatest pleasure was being a CNA for hospice in Arizona. He worked for Heritage Health when he moved to Globe in the 1990s. Ed cared for people, and was gentle and kind.

Ed was conscientious about his health; he preferred organic foods, exercised, and loved to walk and to read. One of Ed’s joys was square dancing, and he received several diplomas from classes he took. In 2004 he was visiting with Lee Ann Powers at the Better Life Center; she introduced him to Lois. He loved to tell they met in the honey aisle, and after visiting for an hour or so ended up in circle prayer with other customers. The next day Ed asked Lois if she liked to square dance and they became partners in the Bustle and Boots Square Dance Club. They also learned a card game, “Five Crowns,” and spent much of the following 18 years of their friendship playing hundreds of games and teaching others.

Ed, a spiritually oriented man, loved the Lord, studied the Bible, memorized scripture and prayed faithfully before meals. One of his most precious Christian attributes was his ability to forgive.

He was truly a good man and will be missed.

Funeral Services were held on April 30, 2022, at St. Paul’s Methodist United Church in Globe, Az.

Interment was held in Globe Cemetery in Globe.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.

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