Christopher G. Engle

13 janvier 19494 mai 2021

Christopher G. Engle, 72, of Harrisburg, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at UPMC Osteopathic Hospital. Born January 13, 1949 in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late R. Glenn and Phyllis (McCoy) Engle. Surviving is his beloved wife of 51 years, Dorothy McAuliffe Engle; son, Chad C. Engle and daughter, Kara M. Engle and husband Eric Atallah; three grandchildren, Katearie and Marley Engle and Cole Atallah; and brother, Craig Engle and wife Annamarie. He was preceded in death by his brother in law Thomas McAuliffe who was married to Maggie McAuliffe Kirsch. Chris was a graduate of the Class of 1966 at Central Dauphin High School. After graduating high school, he was offered and completed a Machinist Apprenticeship at Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He worked as a machinist at ArcelorMittal for 46 years. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Union. Chris was a jack of all trades who loved working with his hands and fixing just about everything. He took much pride in building his own home and maintaining it. He had many hobbies including reading the newspaper, working on crossword puzzles, landscaping his yard, enjoying wildlife and bird watching. One of his greatest joys was coaching his kids' soccer, baseball, and softball teams and watching his kids and grandkids compete. He was the most kind and caring man who was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM at the church before the Mass of Christian Burial. A Luncheon will take place at the Colonial Country Club immediately following the Burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central PA Food Bank, 3908 Corey Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109 or to the Salvation Army, Capital City Region, 506 S. 29th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.


  • Dorothy Engle, Wife
  • Chad C. Engle, Son
  • Kara M. Engle (Eric Atallah), Daughter
  • Katearie Engle, Grandchild
  • Marley Engle, Grandchild
  • Cole Atallah, Grandchild
  • Craig Engle (Annamarie), Brother
  • In addition to his parents; R. Glenn and Phyllis (McCoy) Engle, Chris was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Thomas McAuliffe.
  • DONS

  • Central PA Food Bank
  • Salvation Army


  • Visitation

    mercredi, 12 mai , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    mercredi, 12 mai , 2021

  • Burial

    mercredi, 12 mai , 2021


Christopher G. Engle


Marti Potter

25 mai , 2021

We were so very sorry to hear this news!! Jerry and I fondly remember many fun times with you two, along w/ Bonnie & Art, while the ladies were at BMH!

Wishing you peace as you travel through this difficult time!


Karen Henderson

24 mai , 2021

Thinking of you at this very sad time and hoping you find comfort in the many years you shared with Chris. May your sweet memories give you strength.
Regards, Karen Freeze Henderson

Ginny Motsko

24 mai , 2021

Dear Dottie,
I am so sorry to hear of Chris’s sudden passing. I am happy to have met him at the Bryn Mawr gathering. It was apparent what a good guy he was and how happy you were as a couple. Wishing you pleasant memories and peace. It’s hard. Hugs. Ginny m

Jennifer Atallah

12 mai , 2021

Dear Dotty
So Saddened to hear of Chris' passing. He was a wonderful man who took Eric under his wing as his son in law and taught him many DIY skills. He will be sadly missed by all of us. Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May your memories be a blessing.

Love, Jennifer & Wasef

Donna Blessing

7 mai , 2021

Dotty,so sorry for your loss.Sending prayers for you and your family.
Donna &Don Blessing

Fran and Jake Jacobs

7 mai , 2021

Chris, Smiling and laughing ...
Enjoying being in the company of his friends.
Those are the memories we will keep forever.
Love to you Dotty and to your entire family

Fran and Jake

Gloria Rastovac

7 mai , 2021

Dotty So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts!

Kathleen Richmond

7 mai , 2021

So sorry to hear of Chris's passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Lenny Pavone

7 mai , 2021


Debbie and I are sorry to hear about Chris’s passing. Our condolences to you and your entire family.

Lenny and Debbie Pavone

Jeanne Gray

6 mai , 2021

Howard and I were deeply saddened to learn of Chris’ passing on Monday. He was such a wonderful man and we always enjoyed being in his presence and sharing lots of laughter with him. We will remember him always. Please accept our deepest sympathy.