Don Lyons of the South Florida sales representative agency LaurentLyons has reported, “It is with deepest sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our friend and colleague, Jeffrey Engel.
Jeff was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and attended nearby Allegheny College. He moved to South Florida in 1985 to begin a career within the reprography and blue printing business.
“His years building contacts within the engineering and architectural community would serve him well after he transitioned into the lighting business. For nearly 20 years Jeffrey built a strong following among designers, specifiers, and of course his beloved lighting showroom accounts. He was honorable, reliable, and compassionate; he always willing to help a customer or friend no matter what time of the day or week they called.
“Jeff was a true professional, a dear friend, a loving and loyal son, a joyful uncle, and a great brother. Aside from the multitude of friends, he leaves behind his mother Marjorie, sister Sara, brothers Bill and Mike, along with three nieces and five nephews.
A memorial service is being held in Jeffrey’s honor on Friday January 26 at 6pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Bonnet House in memory of Jeffrey Engel can be accepted at: www.bonnethouse.org