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Miriam S. (Abbas) Engle

June 23, 1957 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 59)
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Troy - Miriam S. Abbas Engle, of Cheryl Ct died May 15 of ovarian cancer.

Born in Pittsburgh PA, she was the daughter of Shakir and Virginia Abbas and companion of Joseph E. Demars for the past ten years. She was raised in the Poughkeepsie area and lived in Troy NY for the last ten years.  She was a graduate of John Jay High School and earned a bachelors degree in Education from the State University of New York at Oswego, class of 1979. 

Miriam was a Central Office Technician in Albany for 27 years and prior that worked for Coleco Industries. 

She was an avid reader, loved her annual trips to the Florida Keys with Joe, and also enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen, watching a vast array of British tv shows, and being the reigning house champion of Trivial Pursuit. 

Survivors in addition to Joe include a daughter, Diana Brower, Troy; a brother William Abbas and wife Kim, Lake Mary, FL; a sister, Kathleen Peace, Troy; a nephew Daniel Abbas and a niece Emily Abbas, as well as her two beloved dogs Pebbles and Chelsea. 

Miriam's family would like to extend a personal thank you to the entire staff at the Women's Cancer Care Clinic, especially Dr. McElrath, Lisa Armao, her chemo nurse Barb as well as Jurita, Gail, Mary, and Sue. 

They would also like to say thank you to Community Hospice and her hospice nurse Marsha for the wonderful care shown to Miriam.

After being diagnosed, Miriam joined the yearly Teal Ribbon Run Walk to raise money for research and awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. She would like all women to know the symptoms and to talk to their doctor when they have concerns. The main symptoms are bloating that is persistent, eating less and feeling fuller, abdominal pain, and trouble with your bladder.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, May17, 2017 from 4-7pm.

Flowers are greatly appreciated or a contribution in memory of Miriam S. Engle to the Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands, NY 12204. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204

 Service Information

May 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

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