Calvin C Englehart

October 17, 1934July 8, 2014

Mr. Calvin Claude Englehart, 79, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away July 8, 2014. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 17, 1934 to the late Phoebe and Claude Englehart. He was also preceded in death by his sister Phyllis L. Haire. Calvin is survived by sisters, Grace Englehart of Rockford, MI, Carol Guilfoil of Canton, GA and Rosa (Susy) Benjamin of Kissimmee, FL and several nephews and nieces. After his graduation from Saline Michigan High School, Calvin honorably served in the Army during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1956, he lived in many places, his favorite being Phoenix, Arizona. He retired from Keane. Calvin was a member of the American Legion Post 316 in Woodstock, Georgia. A graveside service will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:00am at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Calvin to the American Legion Post 316, P.O. Box 496, Woodstock, Georgias 30188.

Calvin Englehart was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 17, 1934. On his eighth birthday his dad came home and told him he had a baby sister for his birthday. Boy, that went over like a lead balloon. Calvin wasn’t at all pleased with having a sister for a birthday present, but what eight year old would? When Calvin was in the eighth grade the Englehart family moved to Saline, Michigan and four years later he graduated from Saline High school in 1953. One of his comments on his class will was leaving his telephone conversations with the senior girls to a Tom Richard. Some of his comments he received in his yearbook were: one from Norma, “never forget how lazy we were in economics” and “to a real pal” from Dorothy, and the one I’d like to know more on was the comment Shirley had written “you’d better be careful next time you’ll drown Hansen and yourself.” He was vice president in his junior year and in his year book he wrote “I’m not arguing with you I’m telling you. ”He even put that saying on his bio for his 2003 reunion. The class motto was “tonight we launch; where shall we anchor?” He loved cars and wanted to be an auto mechanic in high school but went in to the army a year later. He was in Battery “A” the 554th AAA Missile Battalion in California. After the army he took technical training and started working for Boeing and was involved in installation and testing of a couple of missile programs and a saturn booster program. I believe this was the start of his computer life. He went to General Electric on installation and maintenance of the GE400 and GE200 computers. He did a lot of traveling in the United States to several companies to solve their computer problems. His last job was Keane who purchased the General Electric Consulting Corporation.

Calvin was a good helpful person to everyone, helping in both personal and computer situations. He will be missed by everyone he knew.

Remember Calvin is not arguing with you he is telling you: no matter where you go or what you do, do the best for everyone you know including yourself. Maybe it’s his way of saying, do unto others as we would have them do unto us.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 17, 2014

Calvin C Englehart

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Freda Davis

July 27, 2014

First friend to me when I moved to Chicago from the back-hills of river country in 1975. This man has a beautiful soul and he displayed it to anyone who would take the time to look and feel the warmth. I will always be greatful to have known him. One of my special people.
Freda Davis , Braidwood , Illinois

Bill Simon

July 17, 2014

I will miss the Jaquie Lawson e-cards as many of us will. Kept in touch from up North and visited in Tampa and Georgia a few times over the decades. We would go to old theaters, car shows and historical places. The big old gray Lincoln in Tampa was a memorable car. I will miss seeing you as well as your emails.

Calvin Englehart

July 17, 2014

Geoff Towman

July 12, 2014

The American Legion's 9th District, Sr Vice Commander Geoff Towman wishes to send Calvin's family his condolences. Geoff will be out of town when Calvin's services take place and asked me to pass on his condolences to all of you.

Irma Martin

July 12, 2014

Calvin you will be sorely miss by not only myself but also by the other members of Post 316. Calvin, I hope you are resting in peace and enjoying where you now are.

For those of you in Post 316, Calvin was a quiet man but was willing to help where he could in the post. He was an exceptional coffeemaker for our post membership meetings. He was instrumental in getting our website up to date and was a key member of our scholarship committee. Calvin was also a thoughtful man and whenever we had a holiday he use to send me Jacquie Lawson cards which of course picked up my spirits. Yes, Calvin will be missed by all of his friends in Post 316 as well as myself. My condolences to all of your family Calvin.