Robert “Bob” T. Engardio Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather,
brother and friend, passed away suddenly on August 27, 2019. He was
born July 26, 1947 in Lansing, MI, son to Leonard and Mary (Noice)
Engardio. Bob was a former employee of Olofsson and retired from SA
Automotive. He was very involved with the Grand Ledge music scene. Bob
held a long history with the Mudges Follies as Band Director and cast
member. He performed yearly with the Holiday Wishes program and Singers
on the Grand. He also was constantly
busy with Vintage Sounds, a Duo with longtime friend Chris Muethel.
Family band E-4 and No Secret band were others. He seemed to enjoy
himself the most with the local favorites “The Grand Ledge Bums” which
he was band leader with his dear friends. He was recognized for all of
his efforts with: American Cancer Society, GLEAP and Relay for Life.
Among any local charities you would find Bob there. He greatly enjoyed
sharing his gift of music with others, but his greatest joy was the love
of family and spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by
all those who love him, including his cats Spike and Alvin.
is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kathy, son Robert T. Jr. (Sandee),
daughter Catherine (Jeff) Pierce, stepson Joseph Filipiak, stepdaughter
Andrea (Jeremiah) Brand; 11 grandchildren: Samuel, Anthony, Madison,
Jordan, Hannah, Jaeda, Jeremiah Jr., Blake, Karis, Sabree, and Natalee; 3
great grandchildren: Aiden, Jaeceon and Kaliyah; brothers Ronald and
Randy Engardio; sister Mary Lynn (Scott Detamore) Engardio and Sister
in-law Jayne (Dee ) Wakefield. He was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers Raymond and Richard, and nephew John Engardio.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral
home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019 –
11:00 a.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with
interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to GLEAP in memory of Robert