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John “Jack” Raymond Weinhart – February 11, 1941 – September 1, 2023
John “Jack” Raymond Weinhart, 82, of Escondido, CA, passed away on Friday, September 1st, 2023, his son Andrew by his side, after a long and courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease (diagnosed 2004).
Jack was born February 11, 1941, in Avon, SD, to Raymond and Ruth (Metcalf) Weinhart. Jack was an only child and spent his early years in the small town of Avon attending elementary school and enjoying the company of his cousins before moving with his parents to Mitchell, SD where he continued his education in the town’s public schools, graduating from Mitchell High School in 1959.
Jack was accepted to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln on a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and pursued a degree in Business Administration (class of ’63). Upon graduating, Jack was a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant officer in the Marines moving east to complete basic training courses before receiving his orders in October of ‘65 to go to Vietnam where he would serve as an Air Defense Control Officer supporting counter-insurgency operations with his Unit over a three-month period. Upon completion, Jack was relocated to the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego and subsequently at Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton where he would finish out the remainder of his active service in 1967, transferring to the Reserves till honorably discharged at the rank of Captain in June of 1969.
During his time in San Diego, Jack took up residence at a shared apartment in Mission Beach with a rambunctious group of friends dubbed the Rat Pack. There, he caught his first glimpse of his upstairs neighbor, Sally Stinchfield, walking out to her car on the way to work early one morning in her nursing uniform. Jack left a note on her car the following day introducing himself and asking her out to dinner. She obliged, and they dated over the course of several years, before being wed on August 7, 1969, at the Presbyterian Chapel in La Jolla.
Jack and Sally departed Mission Beach in 1972, moving to Escondido and purchasing a home in hopes of one day raising their family there. Jack worked for Spectral Dynamics in sales and marketing for a decade leading up to the adoption of their eldest son, Brian, in ‘79 and birth of their second son, Andrew in ‘80. Shortly after leaving Spectral, Jack tried his hand building spec homes with a partner and subsequently, restaurant ownership; before heading back to school to obtain his real estate license and work as an agent for ERA Property Movers (Escondido) over the course of two decades starting in the early 90’s.
After retirement, Jack was elated to finally become a grandpa with the birth of his granddaughter, Sasha Elaine (2017), and grandson, Ari Jax (2019). Jack never missed a chance to interact with his grandchildren and steal a hug during their many visits together.
Jack was happiest when fishing and would often repeat the old adage of “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” Fishing anywhere was good, but the trips to Canada, often with his parents and later his two sons were highlights and often talked about until the next trip was underway.
Jack excelled in his youth at sports, playing football, baseball, basketball, field & track all four years of high school. He remained an avid follower of college and professional teams, a fervent Cornhusker’s fan, and never missed a chance to see the Padres play with family and friends.
Jack’s work ethic and integrity coupled with his good nature and unrivaled knack for “small talk” made him a consummate in his profession of real estate and garnered him many friends over his lifetime. He will be remembered for his loyalty to his wife Sally, his exuberant presence as a father in his son’s lives, as a man of faith in God, and a caring friend by those he knew and loved. Jack’s cherished presence will be sorely missed by many.
Jack is survived by his sons, Brian Weinhart (Salem, OR), and Andrew Weinhart (wife Maya), his two grandchildren, Sasha (6) and Ari (4) of San Marcos, CA, and his cousins, Robert Metcalf (wife Ruth), and Joyce Kurtz (husband, Jim), and their children.
Jack is predeceased by his parents, and his wife, Sally A. Weinhart who had passed just 9 days prior (08/23/2023).
A service for Jack and his wife, Sally is planned for Thursday, November 9 at 1:00 PM at the Miramar National Cemetery, please arrive 30 minutes prior to service. A hosted reception to follow at the Rancho Bernardo Inn from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on the patio veranda. For further information please contact California Funeral Alternatives (Escondido) or visit their website https://www.cafuneralt.com.
In lieu of sending flowers, please consider making a donation in Jack’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research: https://www.michaeljfox.org/tribute
Sally Ann Weinhart – February 19, 1943 – August 23, 2023
Sally Ann Weinhart, 80, of Escondido, CA passed away in the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Her loving husband, Jack, was by her side.
Sally was born February 19, 1943, in Farmington, ME, to Russell and Margaret (Callahan) Stinchfield. She grew up, one of four children, in the small rural town of Phillips alongside her older brother Ronald, younger brother John, and sister Joyce. Sally was educated at the town’s public schools, graduating Phillips High School in 1961 and moving to Portland (ME) to follow her ambition of becoming a nurse. She attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1964, and started her career as a Staff Nurse at Crotchfield Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, N.H.
Sally’s blossoming career in nursing and a chance to visit with her Aunt Martha brought her west to San Diego after escorting a patient from Greenfield to Denver, CO in late October 1965. After a short sample of the city’s mild winter weather, Sally’s visit turned into residence, working as a Registered Nurse at the San Diego Naval Hospital, and sharing an apartment in Mission Beach. Sally eventually met her downstairs neighbor, John “Jack” Weinhart through a note conspicuously placed on her car window asking for a date. She obliged, and their courtship began. In ’68, Sally took a chance at adventure and moved to San Francisco after being accepted to an airline stewardess position for World Airways where she worked on charter flights that crisscrossed the globe. Upon her return, Sally and Jack wed on August 7, 1969, at the Presbyterian Chapel in La Jolla.
After marriage, Sally and Jack moved to San Diego’s North County and purchased a home in Escondido to one day raise their family. Sally continued her career as a Nurse in various healthcare settings, returning to college in the mid ‘70’s to pursue a degree as a Nurse Practitioner (N.P) in Family Medicine from University of San Diego’s School of Medicine (class of ‘77).
Sally hung up her stethoscope for motherhood with the adoption of their eldest son, Brian, (1979), and birth of their second son, Andrew (1980). Motherhood came natural for Sally, and she enjoyed raising the boys into early adolescence before returning to her career as a N.P. at private practices in Escondido and subsequently moving into healthcare case management until her retirement in 2015.
Sally was ecstatic to learn she’d become a grandma with the birth of her granddaughter, Sasha Elaine (‘17), and her grandson, Ari Jax (’19), both of whom she greatly adored.
Although retired, Sally continued to serve as a caregiver and vocal advocate for her husband Jack who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2004. She served, relentlessly, until her diagnosis with dementia in 2021 reduced her capacity to carry on.
Her fondest memories of her childhood were those of the family camp on Long Pond (Rangeley, ME) during summer breaks and she would often return home over her adult life to spend a week at her cousin Bill’s camp, catching up with family, and sharing her joy of camp life with her husband and sons.
Sally treasured time shopping and dining with friends; catching up with her nursing school classmates; theater with her husband; and days relaxing at the beach with her sons. She was an avid book reader, enjoying the escape it provided for her at the end of a long day. Sally had a flair for decorating their home for the changing seasons and holidays; and in her later years, became quite the green thumb, landscaping their yard with colorful succulents and shrubs to the joy of her neighbors and friends.
Sally will be remembered for her high degree of professionalism in the workplace; her caring and compassionate nature; as a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother; and a great friend to those she knew and cared about deeply. She will be profoundly missed by all.
Sally is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jack Weinhart (though he passed nine days later), sons Brian Weinhart (Salem, OR), Andrew Weinhart (wife Maya), and her two grandchildren Sasha (6) and Ari (4) of San Marcos, CA; her brother John Stinchfield, sister Joyce Potter, sister-in-law Clarice Stinchfield; and her cousins, William “Bill” Stinchfield (wife Cathy), and Lee Stinchfield along with numerous other cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Sally was predeceased by her parents, sister-in-law Anne Stinchfield (2015), brother Ronald Stinchfield (2022), and brother-in-law, Rupert Potter (2022).
A service for Sally and her husband, Jack is planned for Thursday, November 9 at 1:00 PM at the Miramar National Cemetery. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the service. A hosted reception will follow at the Rancho Bernardo Inn from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on the patio veranda. For further information please contact California Funeral Alternatives (Escondido) or visit their website https://www.cafuneralt.com/
In lieu of sending flowers, please consider making a donation in Sally’s memory to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund: https://curealz.org/giving/donate/
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to service at Miramar National Cemetery.
Family is requesting RSVP for service and reception, please contact Marna Farwell (Funeral Home) at 760-737-2890.
Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service.
Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service.