Funeral Details

Robert S. Engel

October 30, 1950 - February 3, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Pamela Mandel
Am Shalom

Entombment - Private

Memorial Contributions

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Donation Processing
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, Maryland 21741


Robert S. Engel, 73

Devoted partner of Mary Romero and former husband of Linda Engel. Loving father of Scott (Dana) Engel and Melissa (Adam) Cohen. Cherished grandfather of Ethan, Shayna, Riley and Emerson. Dear brother of Terry (Suzanne) Engel and Martin (Cheryll) Engel. Dear cousin of Trudy Goldstein and Andrea Goldstein. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Devoted son of the late Abraham and Esther Engel. Service Monday, 10:00 am at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. Interment is private. To view the funeral online, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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My love
Thank you for all our cherished memories. I will forever keep them tuck in my heart. I love you today, tomorrow and always . And I know that you will watch over me. Thank you for all your devoted love all these years.
Until we meet again bobby
Ti Amo💕

And my sincere condolences to the Engel family at this time. May god give you strength.

Mary Romero
February 8, 2024
So sorry to learn about Bob’s passing. We shared so many childhood memories. Condolences to Trudy and Andrea and all of the Engel family.
Rick Loochtan

Rick Loochtan
February 8, 2024
It is with a severe emptines in my heart that I send this message . I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Engel and Goldstein families and of course Mary on the passing of Bobby. He was my oldest friend. Hardly a day would pass that we didn't speak, if only for a few minutes. We grew together through good times and bad - Happy and sad. We were always there for each other.

Please rest in peace Bobby
Love you Barry

Barry Jorbin
February 9, 2024
I am devastated by Bob’s passing. I became close friends with Scott in the fall of ‘94 when I started high school at Stevenson. 30 years this year. The Engel’s were like a second family to me. Bob was as close to a second father to me. Loved the times I spent with him and getting me hooked onto deep dish pizza at Burt’s in Morton Grove. He loved showing off his white corvette in the garage and shot pool with him plenty even though I was not very good. I will always cherish those memories. I know he’s proud of his family and looking down on them always. I send my love and condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Bob!

Jordan Levy
February 9, 2024
Our condolences to your family! We are so sorry for your loss!
Jack and Barbara Golen

Barbara MayerGolen
February 10, 2024
Our thoughts are with the entire Engel and Goldstein families. I (Sherry) met Bobby when he was 9 years old!
Sorry for your loss….may he Rest in Peace.

Sherry & Jerry Rudman
February 10, 2024
It is always hard to say goodbye but beyond the gates is a greater place that we can call home for eternity. Bobby I saw you a couple times but, I know you treated my mother good and for that I will always respect you. My condolences to the family and may you find peace in knowing you have an angel watching down on you.


Antonio Romero
February 10, 2024
In junior high school we had a group of friends with a strong bond. We spent a lot of time together. The swimming pool, the recreation center and Friday night dances. Bob was part of our group. He was kind and warm and fun to spent time with. Although I have not seen him in many years, Trudy would let us know how he was and say hello from us. Bob and I had a special bond . We shared a birthday. I would like to send my condolences to his family and loved ones. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him.

Susan (Sawitz) Slack
February 12, 2024
As a very close friend of Scott, I also had the privilege and honor of getting to know Bobby, who we affectionately referred to as “Jimmy Buffett” due to, in many of our opinions, his resemblance to the late singer. Bobby was a caring and loving man behind it all, and was there to advise and console me during my late son Nathan’s battle with cancer. I will always remember remember Bobby for his sense of humor, devotion to his family and strong opinions, especially regarding his love of foods (especially from the Chicago area) and sports teams. Gone but NEVER forgotten. As Bob Dylan wrote: “I’ll remember you.”

Love to all the family and friends,

Adam C. Wachtman

Adam Wachtman
February 12, 2024
Our condolences to your family! We are so sorry for your loss! Charles and Marlene Weinberg., and family.

Charles Weinberg
February 12, 2024