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John Robert  Englehart, Maj. USAF (Ret.)

Obituary for John Robert Englehart, Maj. USAF (Ret.)

September 12, 2017
San Antonio, Texas


John Robert Englehart, Major USAF (Retired), passed away on 12 September 17 at the age of 87. A Full life was lived. Bob was born in 1930 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and grew up in the small town of Kingwood. He completed High School at Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia. A 1953 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, he was commissioned a 2nd LT in the USAF.

In 1955 on completion of F-86 training at Nellis AFB, NV, he was selected as an Air Training Officer for the 1st Class at the new Air Force Academy. Further assignments included France, Germany, Alabama and Texas. Bob had temporary duty assignments around the world. Major Englehart flew the RF-101 in Vietnam, 1967-1968, earning multiple Distinguished Flying Crosses and Air Medals. His last assignment was at Security Service, Kelly AFB, and he remained in San Antonio after retirement.

Bob was passionate about education, with 2 Master's degrees, and an extensive home library. He shared his life lessons with family and friends and counseled many young students on the benefits of a military career. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, John Russell and Jesse Reckart Englehart. His is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ellen, Son, Robert and his wife Edith Englehart, Daughter, Karen Pizano, Granddaughters, Kristin Johnson (Cody), Alyssa Baumann (John) , and Eden Pizano, and Great-granddaughter Finley Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation or the Military related charity of your choice.

Service and visitation at Porter Loring North on Tuesday, 19 September 17 at 4 PM with interment at the US Air Force Academy to follow later.

The Englehart's are grateful to the Staff at the Landing at Stone Oak.


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