Robert E Engle was born on December 11th, 1919 to Elizabeth M Engle and William Franklin Engle. His father was a Spanish-American War veteran and worked for the PA Railroad. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1938. Engle was known as the "star athletes" by his classmates. He was one of 11 children and had 3 brothers and 7 sisters. He married his wife Virginia and had two daughters Jeannie and Nancy.
Robert E Engle and his wife Virginia
Engle's High School William Penn
Engle went on to go to Harrisburg Academy and exceled in sports and was able to get a scholarship for football at Rhode Island College.