Walter F. Engler – Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Walter F. Engler, 71, a retired Armed Forces Institute of Pathology medical researcher and electron microscopist, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma March 1, 1999 at his home in Olney, Maryland.

Mr. Engler, a Washington area resident since 1950, was a native of Corvallis, Montana, and a World War II Navy veteran. In 1949, he entered the Air Force and spent part of his service assigned to the AFIP. After his military discharge in 1966 with the rank of master sergeant, he continued to work for AFIP as a civilian until his retirement in 1989.

His interests included fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Engler of Olney; three children, James Engler of Sykesville, Lynn Gross of Olney and Richard Engler of Germantown; his mother, Blanche Sacrison of Rockville; and five grandchildren.


On Monday, March 1, 1999, WALTER F. ENGLER, of Olney, MD, beloved husband of Thelma M. Engler; son of Blanche F. Sacrison. Also survived by three children, James Frank Engler, Sr. and wife, Joanne, Lynn Marie Gross and husband, Douglas and Richard Albert Engler; five grandchildren, Richard, James, Christopher, Philip and Stephen Engler. Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 8, 1999 at 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Family and friends to assemble at the Administration Building by 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Society.

On Thursday, May 16, 2002, THELMA M. ENGLER of Olney, MD. Wife of the late Walter F. Engler. Survived by three children, Lynn M. Gross and husband, Douglas, James F. Engler, Sr. and wife, Joanne and Richard A. Engler. Also five grandchildren, Richard, James, Christopher, Philip and Stephen Engler; four sisters, Delores Yecke,Gertrude Clemmons, Shirley Carr and Eileen Miller; three brothers, Charles, Robert and Archie Sinclair. Mass of Christian  Burial will be offered on Monday, May 20, 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2900 Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD. Graveside and interment services on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, where friends will gather at the administration building at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery County Hospice, 1450 Research Blvd., Suite 310, Rockville, MD 20850-6101.

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