Cover photo for Terry & Jack Eng; Ann & Conny Erbes's Obituary

Terry & Jack Eng; Ann & Conny Erbes

d. November 12, 2016

Jakob Eng, 80, and Theresa Eng, 76, both of Chester, VA and Konrad Erbes, 87, and Angelika Erbes, 78, both of Richmond, VA, passed away in a car accident Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Capeville, VA after a long and adventurous life together. All natives of Yugoslavia, Angelika and Theresa were the daughters of the late August Hoegel and the late Theresia Gutwein Hoegel; Jakob was the son of the late Jakob Eng, Sr. and the late Kristine Freidinger Eng and Konrad was the son of the late Konrad Erbes and the late Magdelena Siehler Erbes.

Displaced from their homes during World War II, Jack, Terry, Ann and Conny came to the United States in 1951 via refugee camps located in Austria and Germany. The two couples met their future spouses, married, lived, worked, and raised their children amongst their extended families on Long Island in New York. Along with Ann and Terry's parents, they all moved to Virginia in 1994 following Jack's transfer as head of quality control for Boar's Head Provisions in Jarratt, VA. Terry worked part time as a hairdresser and travel agent for much of her career. Ann worked at CMP Media in NY, serving as director of one of the first private on-site childcare centers in the US. She later worked for the Virginia Credit Union. Conny was a machinist and pattern designer for knitting mills in Brooklyn and New Hyde Park, NY. Joyful, generous, and full of life, at the time of their passing the two sisters and their husbands enjoyed throwing parties, travelling, and participating in many volunteer efforts and social groups. All four were active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Chester. In addition, Terry and Jack were founders of the Highlands Association's Nifty Fifties (Plus) club, Terry was a volunteer with the Harrowgate Elementary School Mentoring Program, and Jack belonged to local bridge and poker clubs. Ann and Conny were avid quilters and Ann volunteered at the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield while Conny remained involved in veterans' organizations.

Ann and Conny are survived by their son, Mark Erbes, of Jacksonville, FL. They were predeceased by their eldest son, Robert Erbes. Conny also is survived by siblings Heinrich (Henry) Erbes and his wife, Deborah, of Hedgesville, WV, as well as Elisabeth (Liesl) Sachs and her husband, Karl, of Bayreuth, Germany. Ann and Terry are survived by their brother, Peter Hoegel, and his wife, Susan, of Las Vegas, NV, while Jack is survived by his sister, Helen Treglia, of Brooklyn, NY. Jack and Terry are also survived by their daughter, Terry Solano, and her husband, Max Solano, of Goochland and Cape Charles, VA, as well as their son, Peter Eng his wife, Christena Nippert-Eng, and granddaughters Gretchen and Catherine Eng, all of Chicago, IL. Both couples remained very close with extended family members throughout the U.S., Germany, and Austria.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church with the Reverend Richard Finck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 13028 Harrowgate Road, Chester, VA 23831; Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield,; or Harrowgate Elementary School Mentoring Program, 15501 Harrowgate Road, Chester, VA 23831.

The couples' families are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received in the wake of these beloved individuals' untimely passing.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

Celebration of Life Service

Grace Lutheran Church
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