2012-02-09 / Obituaries

John Erhart

John Leslie Erhart passed away Monday, Jan. 30, at home with family and friends, ending his battle with cancer.

John moved to Mariposa

County with his family in 1981 and built their Midpines home.

He was a teacher in the school district for many years, and also taught at international schools in Iran, Venezuela, Argentina, and Germany during his career. He was a volunteer with the Midpines Fire Department.

John loved learning, reading, the outdoors, tending to his garden and fruit trees, and traveling. He played the guitar for many years, and more recently took up the banjo and fiddle. He was happiest when playing music and sharing it with others.

John was born in San Jose, on Feb. 6, 1944, and graduated from James Lick High School in San Jose. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and master’s degrees in history and computer education from San Francisco State and Fresno Pacific Universities.

John is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife, Margaret; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Adam of Connecticut; daughter and son-in-law Monica and Joe of Vermont; and sister, Ann of Washington.

His family would like to thank everyone who has shown their support and made John’s last weeks and months so memorable.

For those would like to make a contribution in John's name, please consider supporting one of the following charities: the Mariposa County Schools Foundation (P.O. Box 2369, Mariposa, CA 95338); the California Bluegrass Association's Music Camp Scholarship Fund (PO Box 840, Marshall, CA 94940); or OxFam America (www.oxfamamerica.org).

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John was my sub at spring

John was my sub at spring hill quite often and he was a very nice person that i would talk to at lunch, while he picked up a guitar and play some blue's!!! rest in peace my friend!!

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