Dean Clinton Kowalchyk (1957-2014)
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Dean Kowalchyk, 57, was unexpectedly called upon to return to his Father Saturday February 15th, 2014.
Dean was a graduate of the University of Chicago and Ohio State University, the Senior Assistant General Attorney for the Florida State Government, and an active member and teacher at Thomasville Road Baptist Church.
Everyday Dean practiced what he preached to his Sunday school class and showed God's love, humility, kindness, and forgiveness to everyone around him. He was a loving father who raised three children, Mary, Walker, and Caroline Kowalchyk, and instilled these fundamental values, as well as many others, in them so that they would grow up to have the same impact on other's lives that he did. He taught them, not through words but through actions, to treat others with respect, to show dedication in everything they do, and to always look on the bright side no matter the circumstances.
Dean will be remembered by his children, friends, co-workers, and close church family as a caring man who loved God, a man who always put others before himself, a man who would have bent over backwards to help when it was needed, and a man who always knew just what to say when it seemed like your world was crashing down around you.
Remaining family members include: His children, Mary (18), Walker (16), and Caroline (15) Kowalchyk, his two sisters Gayle Kowalchyk and Kim Innis, his half-sister Rachel and his brother-in-law EL Lancaster.Dean was preceded in death by his father John Nicholas Kowalchyk, his mother Mary Louise, and his sister Karen.
Dean's life will be remembered and celebrated on Friday February 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at Thomasville Road Baptist Church where Dean was an active member. Friends, family, co-workers, and members of the church are all welcome to join in honoring Dean's life.The visitation ceremony will be Thursday February 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311, (850) 942-2929, and all are welcome to give their condolences and grieve with family members.
You have reached the gates of heaven and may angels lead you in.
The Beggs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the ceremonies (850-942-2929).
Beggs Funeral Home - Apalachee Chapel
3322 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Feb. 20, 2014