James Engstrom, 79 - Travelers Rest

James Engstrom, 79 - Travelers Rest

James Kane Engstrom, 79, of Travelers Rest, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his home.

Born in Evanston, IL, he was the son of the late Milton V. and Virginia Kane Engstrom. He was a retired Captain with American Airlines, and retired Marine Corp veteran having served in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years: Silvia Engstrom; daughter: Jaime Eagan; son: Kevin Scott Engstrom(Maureen); step-daughter: Sylvie Roxana de Telaya and 12 grandchildren.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Suite A Greenville, SC 29615 or Duke University Annual Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 90581 Durham, NC 27708-0581 or Poor Clare’s of Travelers Rest 37 McCauley Rd. Travelers Rest, SC 29690 or Disabled American Veterans(DAV) 6437 Garners Ferry Rd. Suite 1129 Columbia, SC 29209.

Online condolences may be expressed here.


You are not with me anymore but our memories will stay with me forever. You are not in pain anymore and that will bring peace, resignation and acceptance to my life. You were the light in my life, now until we meet again I’ll pray for your soul to receive light and eternal life next to God.


The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.