William J. Awalt, a letter carrier for 44 years and a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church for over a half-century, died Feb. 15 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel General Hospital. He was 97.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Awalt was offered Feb. 20 at Our Lady in the Fields Church in Millersville by his son, Msgr. William J. Awalt Jr., of Washington, assisted by another son, Deacon James L. Awalt of Millersville. Rev. John Auer, pastor of Our Lady of the Fields Church, also assisted.
Until his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in 1959, Mr. Awalt delivered mail -- in the early days by horse and buggy -- in primarily the Mount Washington and Gwynn Oak areas of Baltimore.