Marilyn Rose Engel
June 16, 2024

MARILYN ROSE ENGEL: Beautiful, soulful Marilyn Rose Engel, born April 17, 1944, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.  Marilyn was completely adored and loved by her husband, Thomas Engel, married 59 years, and their three children, Gregory Engel (Ina), Lori Lickstein (Andrew Dansicker), and Leslie Engel (Danyel). Marilyn and Tom's love was like no other, full of mutual adoration and magical travel.  They raised a beautiful Jewish family which grew to 8 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren (Hannah Schor-Engel, Dana Engel, Gabriel Engel, Jordan Lickstein, Jamie Lickstein, Brody Lickstein, Henry Dansicker, Audrey Dansicker, Stanley Dansicker, Leslie Engel Jr., Gabby Quinones and great-granddaughter Ohana), as well as her beloved grand-dog, Parker. Many of you may not know, but anyone who entered Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh when she was working as an award-winning receptionist and telephone operator would be greeted with an empathetic smile and kind words.  She had a huge heart for every patient, and she held each of them in her heart as she went through her life. She was always there for her patients, children, grandchildren, husband, and anyone else who needed a hug and her superpower of love. 

She taught her family to appreciate the simple joys in life, like her famous apple pie. She humbly led our family and lit up when talking about her children and grandchildren. Marilyn was an extraordinary woman and the world was a significantly better place because of her. Her strong connection to Judaism provided her with deep strength, her deep faith in love allowed her to overcome any challenges, and her commitment to her family was her top priority.  

She was beautiful inside and out, smart, sharp, feisty, loving, generous, caring, tenacious, and above all, she loved her children and grandchildren - there was a reason why her husband was hopelessly devoted to her.  Our families will continue her work by focusing on what matters most in this world - kindness and empathy. 

"Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths, peaceful, She is a tree of life to those who grasp her, And whoever holds onto her is happy" (Proverbs).

Services and Interment are Private. 

Please consider making a contribution to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh ( in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 


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Dear Greg and family, Deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. She must’ve of been a pretty amazing woman. May her memory always be a blessing. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Blessings and prayers Sincerely Barb Davis

By Barb Davis - June 21, 2024

Dearest Tom, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Marilyn was such a special person and a dear friend. We loved her with all of our hearts. We were blessed to have her in our lives and will miss her deeply. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers Tom. Love, Janet and Ron

By Janet and Ron Fogle - June 17, 2024