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Dr. Jay William Englehart, age 61, passed away on June 11, 2022 at his home in St. Louis, Missouri. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia (Rohde) Englehart; stepsons, Ryan and Matthew Thomann; and numerous relatives and friends. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Sperling and Joyce Englehart; and his sister, Kelly Englehart.

Jay was born October 31, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota. At six-months-old, he was adopted by Sperling and Joyce, who later adopted Kelly. Jay spent his formative years in Minnesota with his family. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and completed medical school at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He then attended the residency program at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital, where he met his wife Cynthia. They married in 1990, and Jay became the beloved stepfather of Ryan and Matthew.

Jay worked as a psychiatrist at Barnes Hospital before entering private practice at Northwest Psychiatric Associates. He later worked at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center as a staff psychiatrist and finally as the medical director. He was loved by all levels of staff and changed many policies to better benefit the patients.

Jay enjoyed playing the trombone and woodworking in his barn. He loved family vacations at the beach, rousing board games, learning new skills, and lending requested advice. He was a fan of British humor, slices of pie, and watching baseball and hockey. He was not a fan of scary movies or mayonnaise.

Throughout Jay’s life, his family came first. He supported, encouraged, guided, and supremely loved Cindy, Ryan, and Matt. He was loved by his in-laws, and he held his friends dear. During his retirement, Jay became caretaker to his mother and was by her side when she passed away.

Jay will be remembered for his keen intellect, quirky sense of humor, and unwavering love for his family and friends.

A visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home’s Affton Chapel at 10151 Gravois Road on June 25, 2022 from 2 to 4pm. A short service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center Mental Health Trust Fund, SMMHC, 1010 W. Columbia Street, Farmington MO 63640.