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Joseph Andrew Almand

February 6, 1941 September 15, 2018
Joseph  Andrew Almand
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ALMAND, JOSEPH ANDREW Joseph Andrew Almand was born February 6, 1941. He was a longtime resident of Avondale Estates. A very loving and humble, Harley-Davidson owning, smooth jazz enthusiast who loved an ice cold beer or two before dinner, Andrew was a ride or die Georgia Tech sports fan his entire life, as well he loved all Atlanta sports teams. A member of the Decatur High School's Class of 1959, Andrew met and married his high school sweetheart, Betty at the tender age of 17. Soon after, they had a son and moved to LaGrange, GA, where Andrew attended LaGrange College for 2 years prior to transferring to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Raising a young family while striving to further his education, Andrew found his career with Kraft Foods, Inc. in Decatur, GA, for 31 years of loyal and dedicated service, prior to an early retirement in 1993 at the age of 52. Long time members of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, when his wife retired in 1996, both “Andy” and Betty escaped to their dream cabin in Gatlinburg, TN that they had built from the ground up. They lived up there for many years before buying another home back in Avondale Estates, while splitting their time in their beloved Great Smoky Mountains.

Married over 59 years, Betty cherished Andy as the sweetest and generous man she’d ever known. He could be counted on to give you the shirt off his back without expecting anything in return for himself. He and Betty made a wonderful and loving home for themselves and their children, and that love and compassion for his family will remain with them for an eternity.

Joseph Andrew Almand, age 77, suffered a massive stroke and died on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He is survived by: wife Elisabeth Reeves Avil Almand; son David Hudson Almand (Rohafza), daughter Christina Reeves Almand; grandchildren Jonathan, Christopher and Ariana Almand; nieces and nephews, great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20th from 11:30 AM at A.S. Turner & Sons in Decatur, with services to follow in their chapel at 1 pm. Graveside service to follow at Decatur Cemetery. As Andrew was an organ donor, memorial donations may be sent to LifeLink of Georgia, www.lifelinkfoundation.org. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Grady Memorial Hospital and LifeLink organization for their compassionate care during his last hours.


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Sep

11:30 AM 9/20/2018 11:30:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/20/2018 1:00:00 PM
A.S. Turner & Sons

2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

A.S. Turner & Sons
2773 N. Decatur Road Decatur 30033 GA
United States

Service

Thursday

20

Sep

1:00 PM 9/20/2018 1:00:00 PM
A. S. Turner & Sons Chapel

2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

A. S. Turner & Sons Chapel
2773 N. Decatur Road Decatur 30033 GA
United States
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