Obituary of John Joseph Engberg, Sr.
John Joseph Engberg, Sr., 86, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Wicomico Nursing Home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Einar E. Engberg and Mary T. Vojtek Engberg.
A graduate of Loyola College and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, John owned Hayman’s Pharmacy then later worked at PRMC and Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals. Growing up in Arnold, Maryland, John developed a lifelong love for the Chesapeake Bay and fishing. After retirement he made his hobby a career when he became a charter boat captain in Crisfield, Maryland. He was a member of the Somerset County and the Maryland Charter Boat Associations. Everyone will remember him for his sense of humor and his ability to find a joke for every situation.
John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie Rae Bowen Engberg; 3 children, Sharon Engberg Hayes & her husband, Charles of Salisbury, John J. Engberg, Jr. & his wife, Lois of Salisbury, and Mark Eric Engberg & his wife, Patricia of Salisbury; 6 grandchildren, Lt. Commander Eric Hayes & his wife, Kristen, Christopher Hayes & his wife, Jayme, Gregory Hayes, Emily Engberg, Kathryn Engberg, and Sarah Engberg; 4 great grandchildren, CJ, Beth, Cameron, and Mackenzie; a sister, Doris Slavin of Severna Park; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Beth Engberg; and a sister, Hilda Bunker.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Holloway Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. Howard Travers. Inurnment will be private at Wicomico Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Lower Shore Parkinson's Group, care of The MAC Center, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury MD, 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
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