ENGLERT, MARK THOMAS, of Louisville and Jacksonville, FL, died with dignity Wednesday, September 8, 2010 after a two-year struggle with cancer.
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Mark's journey was supported by the care and generosity of a family friend and nurse, Barbara Kremer Schmall.
Mark was born at St. Joseph Infirmary Louisville, May 26, 1952 to Sally Englert and Eugene Englert, a young couple who grew up in Owensboro, KY.
Mark graduated from DeSales High School, and continued his education at North Florida University in Jacksonville, FL graduating in 1994 with a degree in English.
Mark lived 23 years in Jacksonville, FL. He tried his hand at various jobs including a deck hand on a towboat, worked at Aircraft galley factory and was a tech professional installing phone systems. In 1998 Mark secured employment at the United States Postal Service, transferring to a Louisville branch in 2004.
Mark played guitar in the band Poor Richards Almanac, a group that made a small splash on the Louisville music scene in the early 1970's. He was also the newspaper editor for the Jacksonville Chess Club.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Englert in August 2001 and an older brother Joseph in 1952.
He is survived by his mother, Sally Flaherty Englert, Belmont Village, Louisville and five siblings, Kathy Lee, Portland OR, Eugene Englert Jr., Corbin, KY, Richard Englert, Louisville, Chris Englert, Olive Branch, MS and Sally Suppiger, Cocolalla, ID.
Mark will be missed by all, especially his mother.
Graveside service will be held noon CDT Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery, 5404 Hwy. 54, Owensboro, KY. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Monday at Arch L. Heady & Son-Cralle Funeral Home Donations in Mark's remembrance can be made to your favorite charity.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 12, 2010