Emmanuel Englesson

Obituary of Emmanuel Englesson

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Emmanuel Englesson, 90, of Lawrenceville died peacefully on Thursday at Capital Health at Hopewell. Emmanuel was born in Allentown, PA to Anthony and Margaret Schratt Englesson. He also lived in Easton, PA, Orlando, Florida, Rochester, NY, and Warminster, PA. For the last few years, he has lived in Lawrence Township, NJ, with his daughter Margaret and her family. Since childhood, he was known as Mike by family and friends. He graduated from Easton High School while working at his family’s restaurant. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and rose to the rank of Petty Officer First Class. Later in life he would return to the Navy as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense at the Naval Air Development Center. Mike earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Tri-State College. He relocated to Orlando, Fla in 1960. He began his family in 1962 by marrying Barbara Hartness and it soon grew to include their children Keith, Margaret and Lisa. In 1977, he left Martin Marietta Corporation when it sold the mobile phone project he was working on to RF Communications in Rochester, NY. After installing an experimental car phone in his personal vehicle, Mike quickly became the most popular car-pool driver. In 1984 he moved back to Pennsylvania to work at the Naval Air Development Center until he retired in 2000. During this time, he received multiple accolades for his work on the design and implementation of unmanned air vehicles. Mike was a lifelong Christian, and a dedicated husband and father. He was a gifted artist, particularly carving relief images in slate. He loved to garden and chose not to use chemical pesticides long before the organic food movement. He loved music, art, and new technology. He was grateful that the circumstances of life allowed him to spend the last half of his life near his mother, siblings, grandchildren and his extended family. Mike attended a wide variety of performances in Philadelphia, but he particularly loved watching his grandchildren perform. Mike is predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Margaret Schratt Englesson, his wife, Barbara Hartness, his son Keith, his sister Chrysanthe Swan and her husband Frank, and his sister-in-law Pauline Englesson. He is survived by his daughters Margaret Marino and her husband Lawrence and Lisa Crawley and her husband E. Steven; his grandchildren, Rita Marino and her fiancé Matthew Whitley, Michael Marino, Mary Marino, James Crawley, Rachel Crawley and Catherine Crawley and his brother George Englesson. Funeral Services for Emmanuel will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 10 AM at St. Stephen’s Orthodox Cathedral, 8598 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9 AM until time of services at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 11 AM at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, 1700 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109. Memorial contributions to honor Emmanuel may be made to the Memory Fitness Center c/o Abington Hospital 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or to the American Legion at www.mylegion.org.
Tuesday
22
March

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral
8598 Verree Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Visitation
Tuesday
22
March

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral
8598 Verree Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Funeral Service
Wednesday
23
March

Burial

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Cedar Hill Memorial Park
1700 Airport Road
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Burial with Military Honors
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