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FLINT, Richard (Dick) RICHARD (DICK) ALAN FLINT Richard (Dick) Alan Flint, age 60, passed away at 11pm on Sunday, January 31st at the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore Hospital after a courageous battle that followed an intestinal transplant. He was surrounded by his loving wife, 4 sons, younger sister, niece, and friends who adored him. Dick was born in Washington, PA on November 9, 1949. He spent most of childhood in Roanoke, VA before moving with his father and sisters to Charlottesville, VA for his high school years. Upon graduating from Lane High School, Dick attended the University of Virginia and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. After college, Dick went to work for Amtrak where he dedicated over 20 years of hard work to a company he truly loved. He moved to Roswell, GA in 2000 where he continued to work for Amtrak on a regional level. While living there, Dick worked in the incentive & travel industries holding positions at VIP Gift (now Incentium), American Coach Lines, and RBC Travel Insurance, where he was employed until October 2008 when he first became ill. He was a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church where he married Vicki on August 16, 2003. Dick enjoyed running, the beach, newspapers, UVA football, creating nicknames for people, hugging, and just being a wonderful friend to all those who were fortunate enough to know him. He had a smile and a kind word for everyone, even as his illness overtook him. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Church-Flint of Roswell, Georgia; sons Nicholas, Chris, Sean, and Jackson all of Virginia; sisters Sandra "Tooter" Flint of Indiana and Patricia Mallison of North Carolina; nieces Tara Seppa of Prague, Czech Republic and Deborah "Day" Young of Alabama; nephews Brandon Pusey of Paris, France, Will Young of Tennessee, and Scott Morningstar of North Carolina; stepsons Brad Church and Blake Church of Roswell, Georgia; his beloved basset hound, Sally; and countless friends who will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his father, Roger "Chief" Flint and his mother, Lucille Boone. To read about Dick's journey, please visit: http://www.caringbridge.org/ visit/dickflint. There will be a celebration of Dick's life on Saturday, February 6 at 11am at Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15770 Birmingham Highway, Milton, GA 30004, with reception immediately following in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Dick's memory to Birmingham United Methodist Church.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 4, 2010
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