Sidney Engel
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2:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019
Independent Benevolent Cemetery
320 Fuller Road
Albany, New York, United States


Rabbi Matt Cutler from Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady

Obituary of Sidney Engel



Sidney S Engel passed away April 10 at the age of 99.  He followed his beloved wife of 56 years Judith Rackman Engel, sister, Lil Goldfarb and brother Leonard Engel of Albany and is survived by his daughters Susan Sommer and her husband, Don of Sch’dy and Atlanta, and Debra Engel of Sch’dy. and Lake Worth, where Sid was living these last 2

years. His sister Muriel Hausler from Albany is now living in Tucson. 


 Zadie was loved and will be missed very much by his grandchildren, Anya Engel Adams of California and Brittany Engel Adams of Brooklyn, New York.  Also, his grandchildren and great grandchildren 

Jason and Lora Sommer and 3 children Rachel, Evan, and Jake of Atlanta, David and Lauren Sommer and 4 children Ben, Dylan, Gemma and Piper of Scarsdale, New York,  and Aaron and Yulia Sommer and 2 children Alexandra and Nina of Atlanta, and Dr. Steve Sommer of Atlanta.


Sid was an Albany native who eventually moved to Tucson, and later Delray Beach. He was characterized by those who knew him as a gentle soul who loved his family above all else and was adored by them as well.  Although he had many accomplishments including serving our country in World War II, later in his life his greatest enjoyment was to talk Miami Heat to his grandchildren, have a hot chicken soup dinner, and visit with family, friends and animals.  We love him and will miss him more than words can express.


Graveside services at the Independent Benevolent Cemetery, Fuller Road in Albany on Friday, April12th at 2 pm. Cemetery is located close to Shabbos House, 320 Fuller Road in Albany.

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