WOODSTOCK……Franklyn J. Engel, 76, of Streamside Terrace died Saturday, March 25, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born December 8, 1946 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Irving and Gertrude Rosenblatt Engel. A graduate of Brooklyn College and the University of Buffalo Law School, he opened his law practice at 21 Tinker Street in Woodstock in 1976. He served as Woodstock Town Justice for 25 years, from 1992 to 2017. Frank was a member of the Ulster County Magistrates Association and NY State Bar Association, which gave him the President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 1994. He was an active member of the Saugerties Bar Association and the Ulster County Bar Association, where he served as President from 2004 to 2005. He served in Ulster County Family Court as Senior Law Guardian for many years, taught classes in family law, and was a passionate legal advocate for children. Frank was a member of the Woodstock Fire Department’s Company No. 5 (the Rescue Squad) for 12 years, did volunteer work at Family of Woodstock, and was coach of the Giants for the Woodstock Little League. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Star Trek, camping and canoeing, music, and chocolate.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Megan Daly; a daughter, Toby Daly-Engel, and her husband Jeff Eble of Melbourne, FL; a son, Jake Daly-Engel of Albany, NY; a sister, Naomi Engel Zirofsky and her husband, Stuart Zirofsky of Silver Springs, MD and two grandsons, Kai and Finn Eble.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at the Woodstock Community Center (56 Rock City Rd) on Saturday, April 1 from 2-5pm. Guests are invited to bring musical instruments. Expressions of condolence may be shared with his family at LasherFH.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Frank’s name to the Woodstock Rescue Squad, Family of Woodstock, and the ACLU. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lasher Funeral Home.
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