Anthony "Tony" Engels
Anthony "Tony" Engels age 86, of Quincy passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022 in St. Vincent's Home, where he had been for a short time, and receiving the best of care. Tony was born in Quincy, a son of Clarence and Ruth (Carr) Engels. Tony married Lois Redman of Washington, D.C. in 1963, and they made their home in Maryland.
He graduated from Quincy High School in 1953.
Tony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army stationed in Budingen, Germany from 1958-1960. It was important to him that his wife Lois could see where he had been stationed in Europe, and together they enjoyed ten European tours. Tony worked for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, known as A&P Food Stores, in Washington D.C. and the D.C. metropolitan area.
From the time he was a 16-year-old until the present day, Tony had a passion for motorcycles and riding in the open air. He owned various motorcycles, including Indian, BSA, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Ducati, and his pride and joy, a 1968 BMW, R69S. He was fascinated by Player Pianos, attending school in Nashville, TN to learn how to repair and restore them. He has collected over 3000 piano rolls. Tony also loved his pets.
Tony is survived by his wife Lois, a sister, Nancy Aden and her husband, Nick Fotinakes of Quincy; a brother-in-law Joe Redman of Virginia, a sister-in-law Joyce Redman of Maryland; Nephews, Chad (Ann) Aden of Illinois; Brian (Jocelyn) Redman of Virginia; a great nephew Blake Aden and great nieces, Tori Aden, Sophia and Evelyn Redman. His cousin Jane Drechsler of Quincy, as well as many other cousins from the Winking, Schrand and Komarinski families.
Also, his 70-years long motorcyclist friend, Maurice "Morey" Koch of Mendon; and Austin Pohl of Pennsylvania with whom he shared a 50 year-friendship.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Michael in infancy.
The family extends their sincere thanks to the Davita Kidney Dialysis Center, including the nurses, staff, and Patient Care Technicians for all-of their kindness and the care they gave Tony over the years. To the many Senior Bus Drivers and their staff who got him to all his appointments and treatments without fail and always on time. Much gratitude to Dr. Kirkpatrick and his staff, LPN's Renee and Jason for their expertise and prompt care of Tony when he needed it.
Funeral services will be on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #37 and the Illinois National Guard Honors Detail. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:30 AM until the time of the services at 11:30 at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to the Quincy Humane Society or to the Donor's Choice.
Parkville, MD USA, MD
- I'll never forget all the places Tony and Lois took me as a child-Ice Capades, circus, zoo, beaches, Disney movies always with his sense of humor that made others laugh too. I am so glad that he got to do so much travel in the US, Canada, Europe even to Morrocco. He was generous with his time and his friendliness to other people, always connecting to his fellow man interested in what they did in life. And eager to share his love of Quincy, Illinois. We shall all miss Tony.
Diana Lerch Wolfson
White Stone, VA
- I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers to Lois from The Lerch Family.
- My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband May you find comfort in remembering the special moments that brightened your days throughout the years I met Tony in 1968 when we were both working for A&P and have remained friends ever since We both enjoyed riding motorcycles and in 1978 he asked me if I wanted to take a trip to Illinois to visit his mother We had a great time These are just a couple memories I will have with me always He will be greatly missed
- Tony fostered my love of motorcycles from the first time I met him. He videotaped my first date arrival with Jo. He and I rode out to Joanann’s parents house in Dayton when I asked to marry her. He’s still a legend in the neighborhood with his movies in the backyard with the penny toss! I became a master at moving pianos because of Tony. Tony and Lois were the best neighbors you could hope for and I’m glad they were mine. Tony will be forever remembered by me.