Dr. John A. Halat
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Dr. John A. Halat, 71, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Monday, May 13, 2013 while gardening at home in Brandon.
Visitation will be 3:00-7:00pm, Friday, May 17, 2013 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. A Rosary Service will follow at 7:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00pm, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at St. Paul Catholic Church with interment in Lakeland Place Garden Park Cemetery.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Halat was a graduate of The University of Notre Dame, where he earned his B.S., M.S. and PhD Degrees in Engineering Science. He joined Sperry Vickers in Troy, Michigan on March 3, 1969 as a Senior Project Engineer. He and his wife, Marlene, moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1978 where he served as Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering and Research, Director of Research and New Product Development, and Manager of Product Engineering. Dr. Halat was honored with many awards for his engineering and design plans throughout his forty-one year career. He retired on September 30, 2010.
Dr. Halat was a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church. An avid reader, he also enjoyed gardening, particularly flowers and botanicals, and traveling around the world with his family and for his work.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve Halat.
Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Marlene Halat; father, John L. Halat; daughter, Leslie Bishop and husband Jason; grandchildren, Alex and Katie Rivers Bishop; brother, Dr. Anthony C. Halat; aunt, Loretta Prohownik; and many relatives and friends remaining in Michigan.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 5971 Hwy 25, Flowood, MS 39232.
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 16, 2013