James “Jim” McKinley Englar, age 76, of Deltaville passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Jim served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1969. He then served on missions as a vice commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 for over 10 years. Responsible for vessel examinations, training crews and providing support for public events, Jim served his country proudly. Jim retired from Howard County Government and has worked at Fishing Bay Marina in Deltaville for the last 11 years. Loving everything about the water, Jim spent his days on the water doing what he loved, boating, fishing, and crabbing.
Preceded in death by his parents Theodore McKinley and Jessie Englar (nee Clark), brother Teddy Clark Englar, and his beloved dog of 14 years JJ.
Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 18 years, Sondra Groft-Englar; son James Bates M. Englar, daughter Erin Schafer and her husband Louie Schafer; 2 granddaughters, Lilyana Victory and Alayna Marie; grandson Maverick Lewis; 2 sisters, Sissy and Bonnie; mother of his children and dear friend Pam Grue; new puppy, Maverick James; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held in Maryland with a date to be determined.
Donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345 or Hands Across Middlesex, 7485 General Puller Hwy, Locust Hill, VA, 23092.
Faulkner Funeral Home, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda is assisting the family.