Joanne Mary Engelhart, 83
SAN DIEGO— Joanne Mary Engelhart, formally of Sierra Vista, passed away on May 27, 2019, in her home in San Diego after a struggle with cancer. Joanne was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on November 29, 1935, to Donald and Mary Courchaine. She had one brother, Dennis. Joanne married Army Serviceman, Ronald Mark Engelhart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1956. Their life in the Military took them to Arlington, Virginia, where their eldest son Mark was born, and Fort Devens, Massachusetts where their second son was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. They moved to Chitose, Japan, where the youngest two of the four children were born. They also lived in Turkey and moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1970 where they raised their four children, retired, and then moved to San Diego.
Joanne is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Ronald Mark Engelhart Sr.; sons, Brian and Ron Jr.; daughter, Cindy DeSoto; three grandchildren, Brian Jr., Brent Engelhart, and Gregory DeSoto; and five great-grandchildren.
A mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 12:00 p.m. on June 5th, located at 1945 Illion Street, San Diego, California 92110; followed by the burial service at Miramar National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA. The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the American Cancer Society. God bless Joanne.