John Edward Awalt

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April 22, 1931 ~ February 14, 2013

Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Mr. John E. "Dick" Awalt died Thursday, February 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife Carole, his sister in law, Jane Awalt, and several nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Wages, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain 30086. Funeral Services celebrating Dick's life will be Wednesday, February 20th at 11 AM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Dr, Stone Mountain 30083.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Joseph's Mercy Foundation, 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Bldg 2 Suite LL80, Atlanta GA 30342 or Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 760 Pollard Blvd, Atlanta GA 30315.

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  1. Carole,

    I was so saddened to hear the news. I will keep thoughts of you close to my heart now and as the days pass.

    Much affection to you,


  2. Dear Carole,
    Am sad re your loss and sorry I can’t be with you but know I’m keeping you close in my thought n prayers.

  3. Dick was a very special person who loved and cared for those around him. He was a true example of one who loved the Lord and followed His teachings. A word that best describes Dick would be “selfless” because he always put others first.

  4. I was blessed to work with Dick for more than a decade. His approach to work and life will always be an example for me to emulate. He will be missed by many.

  5. Carole, you married a most extraordinary man and I can only imagine the loss you feel today. You can only feel such loss when you have loved so well. Your love for Dick was evident to all. His love for you and those around him made each friend, co-worker and neighbor a better person. He is forever young for us..speeding down the hill head first on a Maryland sled to the delight of neighbors and children..unafraid, jovial and strong..We love you both.

  6. Carole, Judy and I will see you at the visitation and service for Dick. Your husband was a very strong force working on behalf of the people of the South, a thoughtful and wise advisor to so many of us, and a dear friend to me during our years together in the U.S. Public Health Service. I could always count on his honesty, his diligence, and that fantastic sense of humor that invariably was accompanied by a twinkle in his eye. He’s one of those few people who will live in my memory forever.

  7. Carole, it seems like yesterday when we first met you and Dick at the apartments in Clarkston. Kearney and I were waiting on our new home to be built as were you and Dick … both in Viking Estates what a coincidence.

    Brandon was fortunate to have you and Dick as his Godparents, and I was just as fortunate to have you both as my sponsors in the Catholic Church. You and Dick were very inspirational to all in the Hall family.

    We especially loved having you and Dick visit us every Christmas morning to see what the boys got from Santa. They looked forward to your visit.

    Even though we live so far away now and haven’t seen either of you in a very long time, as a family we speak of you both often and fondly.

    Please know that we are all praying for you and thinking about you. We all know Dick is in a much better place, and we will all visit him some day soon.

  8. Aunt Carole, we are devastated by the loss of Uncle Jack as we are sure you are as well. He was a wonderful role model, husband, uncle, and friend to so many of us. We will all miss him greatly. Yet, we are thankful with the time we were blessed to know him on this earth.

  9. Dick was a friend in the truest sense of the word. He was one of a kind and his loss to us is enormous. Prayers and love go out to you.

  10. My dear Carole, Though I never met John, I know he had to be a very special & kind man for you to have chosen him as your husband. My heart & prayers go out to you in your loss. Minter emailed me the sad news. I will be calling you real soon & please know how much I feel your loss & love you. God bless.

  11. I attended the classes that Dick taught so well on Sunday mornings before I became Catholic. He was always kind to me. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers for the family.

  12. Dear Aunt Carole,
    We send all of our love to you and so wish we could be there for you at this time as you have always been there for us. As a child Uncle Jack was a fun loving uncle as a teenager you and Uncle Jack gave me a summer visit that still means so much to me today . As an adult Uncle Jack was some one greatly admired for his humor, love and kindess. May God always be with you and be a special strength to you at this time .All of our love, Mary Pat , Ed and Brian

  13. Carole,
    Ken and I want to send our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a beautiful memory no one can steal. May you find comfort in those memories for the days ahead.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nicole & Ken

  14. Carole, Mary Alice called today to tell me about John. I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Please know you are in my special thoughts and prayers. We will keep in touch. My love, Carole Nichols

  15. My sincerest condolences to the family. I am approaching 30 years in the Federal Government, and I can say far and away, Dick Awalt was the best boss I ever had. He was kind, wise, honest, patient and had the best sense of humor. I learned many things about how to be a good boss from him, and to this day, he is a shining example of the right amount of encouragement coupled with high expectations. My favorite quote from his office was “I am not looking to assign blame, but rather how to solve the problem”. I’ll treasure his memories and feel like many of the things he has shared will remain a part of me.

    Rest in peace dear boss.

  16. Carole,
    We were saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. What a downer. His life-long teaching of the Faith will have greased the wheels as he approaches eternity and our God.
    May you enjoy his intercessions on your behalf. God bless, Carole.

  17. Dear Carole and Family
    I saw Dick for the first time in many year when I was assisting at the Advent Penance Service at Corpus Christi. I told him then we should get together for lunch.
    We were in the Minor Seminary together-St. Charles College-in Catonsville, Md – 1946-49. He was a great athelete.
    I will offer Mass for him. I was saddened to read of his death.
    Father Jim Harrison

  18. Carole, I was saddened to read of Dick’s death. He was a good friend,a wonderful co-worker and just a very genuine person. I regret that we didn’t stay in touch more often after I left the PHS, but I know he will be deeply missed by all of us.

  19. Carole,

    I am grateful for the time that you and Dick spent at Mercy High. Many prayers and much love from afar at this time.

  20. We can’t begin to express how heavy our hearts are over the passing of Mr. Awalt. He was a very special man and we cared about him deeply. We are so thankful we were able to see him at Christmas. He will be greatly missed and our prayers are with you, Mrs.Awalt.

  21. My most sincere condolences to the friends & family for the loss of Mr. Awalt. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Awalt at the golf course he frequented on Thursday mornings. The highlight of my Thursday mornings was seeing his warming & smiling face. He was always one of the most kind & caring individuals to play each week. He always remembered everyone’s name & was always a true gentleman. We will miss him deeply at The Oaks Course. And I will certainly miss him on Thursday mornings.

    May you all find comfort & peace in the days to come. My thoughts and prayers be with you –

    Serra Phillips
    Event & Sales Coordinator
    The Oaks Course

  22. Mrs Awalt

    I am so saddened to hear about your loss. Fr Awalt was such an important part of our lives at Seton High School in Baltimore. I remember his letter to our 1966 graduating class ended with, “Remember, you will always have a father who cares.” I feel like a part of my childhood is missing. May you find comfort in those around you who loved him.

  23. Dear Carole and Family,

    I learned of John’s death last week. I knew John When I was the receptionist or substitute cook/housekeeper at SS. Philip and James Church in Baltimore–jobs both my older sister, Edda Rosskopf,& younger sister, Olga Rosskopf Cassella RIP 11/07/87 held. Often he would order pizza during the evenings & share it with me. We’d sit in the kitchen and watch TV and talk or he’d help me with my homework. He was an excellent listener and offered great words of wisdom. He was so very good with people, especially with teenagers and young adults like myself. He enjoyed doing activities with us through the Catholic Youth Organization and the parish Summer Recreation Club. He was so easy going and nice–I’m sorry that I lost touch with him over the years. Had I known that he lived in Atlanta I would have renewed our friendship and come to see him and meet you when I was there last August. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

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