|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2011|
South Carolina, USA
Julian "Ted" Englehardt, Jr. SUMMERVILLE - Julian "Ted" Englehardt, Jr., 86, of Summerville, husband of Cathy Englehardt, passed from this earth into God's hands on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, TN to J. Ted Englehardt, Sr. and Mary (Zeigler) Englehardt, who preceded him in death, Ted was a true representative of the oft-touted "Greatest Generation", as his work ethics, service and life achievements would attest. Early school years were in Washington, DC with graduation from Coolidge HS in 1943, where he was a major in the Cadet Corp. Subsequently, Ted joined the Naval Aviator training program, and before completion, accepted an appointment to the US Merchant Marine Academy at King Point, L.I. in 1944. During Ted's training there, he was involved in transporting troops to the European front, then returning with German POWs. His love of the sea and sailing was honed at the Academy. He graduated with a degree in Marine Engineering and sailed with Grace Steamship Lines, until returning to expand his education at the University of Illinois, earning a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1951. While at Illinois, Ted joined the Triangle Fraternity, a society of engineers, architects and scientist and has remained a loyal, lifetime member. Later that same year, Ted joined Owens Corning and spent most of his career working in research and development in the glass fiber and thermal composites field, at their facility in Granville, OH. In 1959, Ted married, and with first wife, Judy, raised three children, and became active in the community. Ted's service included membership on the Granville Master Plan committee; member of the Township Zoning Bd.; Chairman of the Library Bd. Of the Trustees, and a 34 year member of Rotary Intl., serving as President in 1983. While with Owens Corning, Ted represented them as a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, with 6 years on the Executive Board. Upon early retirement from OC, Ted helped form a new R&D company, Isorca, which successfully focused their years of technical experience to new applications for repurposing and reusing by-products. Ted's interests were not confined to the technical. He was an avid photographer, fascinated with horticulture, clocks and railroads. He was a gardener and a bee-keeper, loved his tractors and his big workshop was never without a project. After retirement, Ted and Cathy, traded their 2nd house and sailboat for a warmer venue and moved first to Mt. Pleasant before settling in Summerville, South Carolina. Ted was a true gentleman, with a gentle, but firm hand and will be sorely missed by all his many friends, longtime new and beloved family. He is survived by his devoted wife and partner, Cathy (Kane) ; a son, John T. (Molly) Englehardt of Madison, WI; daughter, Betsy (Bob) Englehardt-Dayhoff of Mt. Pleasant, SC; a daughter, Lori Klinkner of West DesMoines, IA; 4 wonderful grandchildren, Jack and Anne Englehardt, Andrew Englehardt and Adam Klinkner. He is also survived by a brother, Dan T. (Ann) Englehardt of Davidson, North Carolina, as well as 3 step-children, 2 dear step-grandchildren, and extended family. Two private services to celebrate Ted's life will be held, locally and in Ohio, following cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to Lutheran Hospice of Mt. Pleasant, or the church or charity of your choice. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesdyal.com ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on July 19, 2011
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73580966