Marian B. Engler
Mrs. Marian Grace Brown Engler, 97, of Plattsburgh, passed away March 19, 2020, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh.
Marian was born in Fulton, N.Y., on May 12, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Lewis) Brown.
She met her beloved husband of 64 years John (Jack) through letters during World War II. He predeceased her in 2010. She is also predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Thomas and Frank Brown.
Marian was an accomplished pianist, passionate about her faith and family and an avid reader. After macular degeneration took her eyesight, she "read" countless books on tape provided to her by the New York State Talking Book Library, saying, "You're never too old to learn."
Contributing to the World War II civilian efforts, Marian trained with the American Red Cross and volunteered in the Fulton-area hospitals. She was a member of the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church for over 60 years, 17 of which she was the church secretary. She then began a second career at CVPH Medical Center as a Ward Clerk, retiring in 1986.
She is survived by her children, Terry (Linda) Engler of Plattsburgh, Linda (Norm) Gebo of Plattsburgh and Kay (Gary) Hebert of Schenectady; grandchildren Mickey (Julie) Gebo, Kristen Engler and Emily Hebert; great-grandchildren Caleb, Evan and Payton Howland; and her adored nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Marian's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will held at Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, 943 Palmer Avenue at Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, N.Y. Committal will be at the convenience of the family in Saratoga National Cemetery where she will be interred along with her soldier, Jack.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be offered to BrightFocus Foundation which funds research and educates the public about Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. or BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at
Published on March 20, 2020


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Phyllis Patnode
Mar 28, 2020
I will always remember the nicest unit clerk at CVPH. I always enjoyed working with Marion. Prayers for Marion’s family at their time of loss a very kind woman.
Phyllis Patnode
Mar 28, 2020
I will always remember the nicest unit clerk at CVPH. I always enjoyed working with Marion.
Kathy Billings
Mar 23, 2020
I am a RN nursing instructor from CV-TEC. I took care of Marian along with my Allied Health Year 1 students for many years. I remember her always wanting her babydoll. I was happy to give her help and compassion. Linda my sincere condolences on your loss.
Rosemary Meese
Mar 21, 2020
What a nice lady! I worked at CVPH with Marian and we later became neighbors on Brookview Drive. When my son was born almost thirty years ago Marian made him a little yellow crochet bear. She was really a sweetheart.
Grant and Dottie Broderick
Mar 21, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you, Linda, and all your family for the loss of your mom. She was a remarkable lady and I’m sure she is now with Jack resting peacefully. Bless you all at this sad time and May she Rest In Peace with God and the angels. ❤️