THORNTON, Colo. — On March 8, 2013, John William English passed away peacefully at his home in Thornton, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. John was born Feb. 17, 1958, to Joseph and Barbara English. He grew up in Roswell, N.M., and graduated from Goddard High School in 1976. John graduated from Oklahoma Technical School in 1979, and Oklahoma University 1985, with a degree in electrical engineering. Surviving him at the family home is wife Kellie Anderson and son Joshua W. English. John was preceded in death by his mother Barbara English, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Others left to cherish his memory are father and stepmother Joseph English and Joyce English; sister Becky Trujillo and husband John; brother Jim English and wife Linda; stepdaughter Tiffany Anderson; and grandchildren, Chris, Jason and Sean Anderson. Also left behind are nieces, Melissa Bergstrom and Eryn Frosch; and nephews, Paul and Luke Huttenhower. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to New Hope Christian Church, 3853 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80233.