Joe Eng, 76, of Wilmington, died Monday, February 2, 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Beloved by all who knew him, both new acquaintances and old friends, Joe is survived by his wife Sara; daughters Elizabeth and Emily; their husbands, David and Jeremy; and four grandchildren, Evan, Theo, Riley, and Amy.
Joe was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
He retired from the US Army as a Lt. Col. in 1974 and then resided in Tucson, AZ where he earned a Ph.D. in Chinese History and touched the lives of many students and faculty. Later, he became an investigator for the Legal Defender of Pima County. More recently, he served as a
Stephen Minister, sharing his compassionate nature with those in great need.
He always loved meeting new people and adored children and
His roaring laugh and wide smile will be forever dear.
The family is planning a celebration of his life to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA, 91607-3421 or the charity closest to your heart.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099