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Patricia Engle

Published on March 12, 2014

Patricia Engle of Callicoon Center, NY, a retired registered nurse at Catskill Regional Medical Center, died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY with her loving family at her side. She was 78.

The daughter of the late William and Genevieve Harkins Brennan, she was born September 23, 1935 in Hazleton, PA. She was married to William Engle.

She was a member of St. George’s Church in Jeffersonville, NY and a member of the Callicoon Center Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, William Engle at home; two sons, William Engle and his wife, Dina of Callicoon, NY, and Timothy G. Engle and Robert Glasscock of Manhattan; three daughters, Ann Meyer and her fiancé, Donald Thomas of Beach Lake, PA, Jean S. Schaefer and her husband, Troy of Goshen, NY, and Kathryn P. Pierson and her husband, Christopher of Round Lake, NY; nine grandchildren, Billy Engle, Jordan Meyer, Olivia Meyer, Teddy Schaefer, Colton Schaefer, Justus Schaefer, Riley Pierson, Corinne Pierson and Delaney Pierson; one sister, Gene Spross and her husband, John of Philadelphia, PA and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother William Brennan.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donation in Pat’s memory can be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.

The following poem was Pat’s philosophy in life and words that she lived by every day.

Mother Teresa’s “Anyway Poem”

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; It was never between you and them anyway.