Catherine Ann Engledow, 66, managed the LGH social work department, Lancashire Hall volunteer

By on November 30, 2016

Catherine Ann “Cathy” (DelPrete) Engledow, 66, of Lititz, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2016, at home after a determined effort to live with the complications and treatments for stage IV cancer of the abdomen.

Cathy was the wife of James Lee “Jim” Engledow and had celebrated 46 wonderful years of marriage Aug. 1.

Cathy was the mother of Nicole E. Matthews, Lancaster; and Wells M. Engledow, Arlington, Va., married to Lynne Hewitt Engledow, with a son, Reid W. Engledow. Reid is the only grandchild for both the Engledow and Hewitt families, and held an especially close relationship with his Grandma Cathy.

Cathy was born in Elkhart, Ind., on Jan. 16, 1950. The daughter of Donato “Danny” DelPrete and the late Florence (Troyer) DelPrete of Elkhart, Ind., she was the number two child of 11 children born to Florence and Danny.

Cathy is survived by six sisters: Cecilia Jacobs, Elkhart, Ind.; Zita (Bob) Melvin, Bristol, Ind.; Therese (Jim) Kress, Indianapolis, Ind.; Germaine (Bob) Jados, Traverse City, Mich.; Agnes (Tom) Marcuzzo, Omaha, Neb.; and Desiree (Keith) Misciagna, Park Ridge, N.J. These six sisters served as pallbearers for Cathy. Cathy was preceded in death by a sister: Virginia “Birry” (Tim) Nicolini, Mishawaka, Ind.

She is survived by three brothers: Donato (Maria) DelPrete, Ocala, Fla.; Lucio (Mary Ann) DelPrete, Mishawaka, Ind.; and Vincent (Lisa) DelPrete, Granger, Ind. In addition, Cathy is survived by 30 nieces and nephews.

Cathy attended Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind. and graduated from Millersville University, Millersville, with a bachelor of art degree in social work with honors. Additionally, she earned her master of social work degree from Temple University, Philadelphia.

She was employed by Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, for nearly 25 years. She was the trauma social worker and the manager of the social work department for the last 20 years. Her illness led to her early retirement from a role she dearly loved in medical social work. While having volunteered in many roles over her 46 years in Lancaster, during the last two years of her illness, she had participated with a group of individuals from St. John Neumann Catholic Church to provide a weekly mass/prayer service for residents of the Lancashire Hall nursing facility in Neffsville.

Services were held Nov. 28 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster, with Fr. Daniel Powell and Deacon Pete Jupin as celebrants. Interment was be held privately at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604.

Share online condolences at SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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