Mary E. Englehart 84, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Born in Hoosick Falls, NY on October 27, 1929, she was the daughter of John and Theresa Weller. She was a graduate of Hoosick Falls High School and Cobleskill College. On November 11, 1950, Mary married Carl Englehart and a few months later they settled in Ballston Spa.
Mary was a teaching assistant at Ballston Spa Middle School for over 25 years. She was the second female to serve on the Board of Directors for the Saratoga County Fair. Mary proudly served on the Fair Board for 47 years and was currently still serving. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa and an active volunteer in the Food Pantry at the church.
She was a member of the Milton Grange and was famous for the Oyster Stew she made every year for the Horse Thieves Dinner. She served as a 4-H Leader and enjoyed cross stitch, quilting and gardening. Mary was also a member of the Herb Group and the Retired Teachers Association.
She was predeceased by her sister Shirley Mahar. Mary is survived by her husband Carl and their children Deborah Crane (James) of Ballston Spa, Karen Garant (John) of Ballston Spa, Wendy Butkus (Gregory) of Charlton and Halie Englehart (Rebecca) of Ballston Spa; granddaughters Stacie, Jennifer, Robynn, Melanie and Erin; great grandsons Jackson, Benjamin, Vander, Gunder and Brady; sister Evangeline Brenenstuhl of Cohoes and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4-7pm on Wednesday, September 10 at the First Baptist Church, 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will follow at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.