In Loving Memory of Gilbert Engels

April 02, 1929
Siegburg, Germany
April 27, 2020
Southport, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Due to current conditions a service will not be held at this time; his family will host a Celebration of Life event in the fall.


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United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Gilbert H. Engels

Gilbert Engels of Southport, CT, aged 91 years, passed away on April 27, 2020 at his home with his loving wife Anna by his side. Gil was born in Germany in 1929 and immigrated to the Bronx as a child. Gil was the loving patriarch of his family consisting of his wife Anna, his two children, Gil Jr. and Gwynne, their spouses, Beryl and Edward, and 6 Grandchildren, Henry, TJ, Hadley, Madelyn, George, and Adele. Gilbert was most proud of his adoring family but he was also very proud of his service to this great country, both in the United States Navy and with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Gilbert was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served as a submariner on the USS Entemedor and the USS Razorback. Gil was a leader in the Telecommunications Industry throughout the seventies and eighties and for 25 years served as an Executive of TIE Communications based in Shelton, CT. Gil was the CEO of TIE International and greatly enjoyed personally introducing TIE’s technology to the entire world. His fondest memories of TIE are the people and the many lifelong friendships which began there. Gil will be remembered by his friends as the single best guy to run into at the marina for a good story, a great conversation, and of course many, many laughs. And for the many residents of Southport, please remember Gil fondly as the man who tirelessly walked his Jack Russel Terrier throughout the village and who always had time for a chat and a friendly wave hello. Due to current conditions a service will not be held at this time; his family will host a Celebration of Life event in the fall (and it will be awesome because Gilbert Engels was an awesome person who loved a good party). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation, Inc. @ For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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4 Guestbook Entries for Gilbert H. Engels

  1. Annie and family,
    We were sorry to hear about Gil . Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. He was a Great friend And we have many many wonderful memories of him and all the adventures we shared on our boating trips . He always had a smile and could make you have a great laugh or two ! He was a wonderful all around guy and will be missed . He cherished all of you and you meant the world to him . Not many people can say they lived the life they dreamed but I believe Gil did and lived it well ! I am sure he is up there now toasting with all his friends and having his Martini . You will be missed Gil RIp
    Love Debbie & Ed

  2. I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Gil Engels. He was an executive at TIE/communications, Inc. while I was there and I reported to him in the late 1980’s. He was very kind to me and to my fellow employees. Rest In Peace sir.

  3. Anne and Family,
    So sorry to her that Gil is gone, I will pray that Our Lord brings you all peace. Gil was always a pleasure to work with and socialize with back in the day, may he rest in peace.

    Richie and Annie Durante

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about Gil. He was a great leader at Tie and good friend. We spent some good times on the sound and tilted a few drafts. I’ll miss you my friend and peace to Annie and the family. It was a life well lived…