A Celebration of Life will be held in San Jose, California on February 27th from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon.
972 Hurlstone Lane
San Jose, Ca 95120
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Autism Speaks. https://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give
Leonard H. Engelter, age 68, passed away peacefully on January 15th 2016 at Medical Center of Trinity in Florida. Hal was born September 29th, 1947, in Marshall Michigan, to Leonard and Frances (Thunder) Engelter. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1966. He joined the US Navy, was stationed in San Diego and served two tours in Vietnam. He then worked as a police officer for the San Diego Police Department and upon retirement from the force worked in sales.
Throughout his life, Hal made lasting impressions on everyone that he met. His humor, laughter and sarcasm kept those around him smiling. Hal’s opinions were known far and wide as he loved to discuss his views on politics and life. Hal loved a good debate and always had plenty to say. He was charismatic and charming and many times proclaimed that could “sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves.” He was a loyal 49ers fan and always rooted for the red and gold. Hal retired in New Port Richie, Florida where he enjoyed the warm weather and fishing with his friends.
He is survived by his children Chris, Scott, Katie, Meggie and Lucy and 5 grandchildren (Chase, River, Ryder, Chloe and a baby boy on the way).
He will be deeply missed, but his memories will live in our hearts forever. We welcome you to pay tribute to Hal on this memorial page and share your happy memories of this man who was truly one of a kind.