June 5, 1934 - March 22, 2017
Waverly, New York
March 22, 2017
June 5, 1934
Nichols, New York
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY
Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY
Albert L. Engelbert, 82, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at home with his family by his side.
He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Mary Bernice Engelbert; his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy T. Engelbert; and brothers, Kenneth Kay and Edward Engelbert.
Al is survived by his children, Kathy (David) Shaw of Sayre, Al Engelbert of Elmira Heights, and Keith Engelbert of Waverly; brother, Arthur Engelbert of Nichols; grandchildren, David (Sarah), Justin and Jordan (Jessie) Shaw, Morgan, Taylor, Alexandra, Ashley, Christian and Nicolas Engelbert; great grandchildren, DJ, Peyton, Benjamin, Hogan and Jack Shaw; and his companion, Norma Barrowcliff.
Al was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, enjoyed time at his pool and family picnics. He was born and raised on the Engelbert homestead, a very proud farmer that still exist day, being ran by the 5th generation of the Engelbert Family. After graduating in 1952 he enlisted in Army, serving from 1954 to 1956. He retired after 32 years from IBM in Owego as a project manager. Al was very community oriented serving on many boards, such as the Catskill OTB Board of Directors, Greater Valley EMS, Waverly Sewer Board, president of the Elks. He was a proud supporter of the youth sports, being on the board of directors for Waverly Little League where he coached the Yankees and was opening day honorary 2014 for Waverly Little League. Al was an active member of the Waverly United Methodist Church where he sang on the choir for over 60 years, he served as a trustee and chairman of the finance committee. He served three terms as the Mayor of Waverly, served as sewer board commissioner form 2003 to present day, and village trustee from 1993 to 1995, he always considered himself fair, honest, humble and would always treat others with great respect and carried himself with grace and dignity. He was the true definition of a gentleman. One of the hardest decisions he had to make was to pass legislation to eliminate the village dispatchers. This decision saved the village several thousands of dollars.
A time of calling will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to send Al’s family a private message of sympathy may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com