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Philip J. Engel, 89, Of Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Philip J. Engel, a resident of Ridgewood, died Monday, June 20. He was 89.

Born in Morristown, he grew up in Mendham and graduated from Morristown High School in 1944. Subsequently, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Army of Occupation in Japan and later during the Korean War, both times in the Counter Intelligence Corps.

He was a graduate of Princeton University, where he was a member of the Court Club and the Glee Club. He had a long and successful banking career in New York, London, Sydney and Paris, retiring in New York as a senior vice president of HSBC.

He is survived by his wife Doris Zimmermann; children Elizabeth, John and his wife Susan, Katherine, and Christine Zerkle and her husband Michael; grandchildren Kristin (Jeremy Mull), Matthew (Shanon), Andrew (Kelly) and Emily Engel, and Anna, Caroline and Tommy Zerkle; great grandchildren Caroline and Milo Mull and Harrison and Hazel Engel; and sister-in-law Diane Zimmermann.

He was predeceased by his sister Muriel Engel Rudershausen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, P.O. Box 367 Totowa, NJ 07511.

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