Randall S. Engel

Randall S. Engel​

Randall S. Engel​

Randall S. Engel died unexpectedly while enjoying a round of golf on Friday, Nov. 6, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was 67.

He was born in Albany to the late Robert and Margaret (née Stackman) Engel. Upon graduating from Guilderland High School in 1971, he was accepted into and successfully graduated from the General Electric Machinists Apprentice Program.

After working for G.E. for several years while living in East Berne, he resigned and went to work for the Helderberg Bluestone company. He was a licensed pilot and used to fly to the company’s other quarries across the state.

In 1989, he opened Engel’s Mobil Mini Mart in East Berne.

Years later, he met his future wife, Patricia (née Miller) Engel, while line dancing. They moved off the Hill to the town of Colonie to be closer to the Shaker Ridge Country Club where they were members before moving down south.

After he retired in 2014 from the General Electric Company, the Engels moved to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. “Randy was a proud Harley Davidson owner and clocked numerous miles including a trip to Sturgis, South Dakota,” his family wrote.  He was a member of both the Elks and Moose clubs.


Randall S. Engel is survived by his wife, Patricia; by her children, Vincent Sfara and his wife, Michelle, of Napa, California, and Michelle Brooks and her husband, Patrick, of Colonie; and by his grandchildren, Leo Sfara, and Gianni and Patrick Brooks.

He is also survived by his brothers, Robert and his wife, Linda Jean, of Menands, and Raymond and his wife, Deborah, of Voorheesville, and by his sister, Linda, of Westmere. He is also survived by his aunts, Constance Hughes and Margaret Stackman, and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as by many friends locally and in Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaPlus, his two companions, Dakota and Belle.

Private services were held on Nov. 12 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, in Conway, South Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to Backpack Buddies, https://help4kidssc.org/donate or 2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.

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