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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Jay Engel, 74


Jay Engel, a teacher at St. Mark's in Southborough who persuaded famous writers and musicians to visit the school and took students on trips to Boston and New York City for opera and theater, died Nov. 11 in his Framingham home of myelodysplastic syndrome. He was 74.

With a voice and presence that often listed toward the Shakespearean, "he was one of those people who, when he entered a room, you absolutely knew it," John Warren, head of school at St. Mark's and a former student of Mr. Engel's, told the Globe in an obituary today. "It was a booming voice with lots of inflection. At 8 o'clock in the morning, there was no way you were going to stay sleepy."

-- Bryan Marquard

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