Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Richard Howard Wallack

    Herschel Reuben

  • AGE

    56

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Monday, November 28, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83896715892?pwd=NS9qWGUzRTlwOGxFclhYdlROUytLQT09

    Meeting ID: 838 9671 5892

    Passcode: 402038

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be held on Monday from 5:00-8:00 PM at the home of Sara and Brandon Friedman.

    2881 Vinings Way SE, Atlanta Ga 30339

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

    Richard Wallack, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 26.  

     

    Rich was passionate about sports, especially when it came to the New York Yankees and the Jets. He loved wearing his jerseys and playfully talking smack about the Atlanta and Boston teams. He also loved playing sports. As a kid, he roamed the neighborhood, playing street hockey. Later, he enjoyed wheelchair basketball and rugby.  

     

    He also adored animals of all kinds, caring for various reptiles and amphibians in addition to family pets before training with his beloved Canine Assistant, Ebbett. 

     

    Rich graduated from Dunwoody High School and Valdosta State University. He suffered from a rare disease, Late Onset Tay-Sachs. Despite his constant physical pain, his incredible spirit always shined through. He never missed a family member’s birthday or special occasion, and remained positive and thoughtful toward others regardless of whatever he was going through. 

     

    He is survived by Eileen & Larry Gold, siblings Sandy (& Rachel) Wallack and Sara (& Brandon) Friedman, as well as loving nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Rich was preceded in death by his father Matthew Wallack. 

     

    Donations may be made to the Late Onset Tay-Sachs Foundation (ntsad.org), Canine Assistants (canineassistants.org) or Shepherd Center Foundation recreation therapy program  (foundation.shepherd.org/areas-of-need/). 

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  • Glen Flowers

    Where do I begin? My name is Glen Flowers and was a good friend of Richard. We met in high school and stayed friends and in touch for many years after that. I remember cruising around in his black Cutlass on Saturday nights in Dunwoody. We went to Spring Break twice together at old Daytona Beach. Years later Richard would be one of my Groomsman at my wedding. He was absolutely one of my go to guys. I worked in Atlanta and would stop by his apartment in the high rise on Peachtree and talk mostly about sports, he loved his Jets and even the Knicks along with the Yankees. He came over a couple of times when I was living in Dallas with my wife and two kids. We definitely talked about how we were getting older what was going on in our lives. Never did i hear him complain about his condition and he didn't give any indication how much pain he was in. He. was one tough son of a gun. He was courageous. He went out to California for a job . Didn't have a place to stay and did not know anybody. He did it alone but I was glad when he came back to Georgia. He loved his dog Ebbett for sure, around me, he thought the world of him/her. He was so nice to my kids when they were little. I will sorely miss him but I will always have my memories. My condolences go out to Eileen, Sandy and Sara. I am truly sorry for your loss. We know Rich is in a good place and we can only celebrate his life that he shared with us. Hopefully the mourning has passed. I am sorry for the delayed message. I wanted to share my memories of him cause I really did love the guy.


  • Judy and Alan Schulman

    Eileen, Sara and family, We are so sorry to hear of Rich's passing and are thinking about all of you during this sad time. May his memory always be a blessing.


  • ilene Schoolsky

    My heart goes out to y’all. I remember Richard coming over to our house to play with Owen when we were kids. I am sad to hear of his passing. Sending love and light. May his memory be for blessing


  • Julie & David Abes

    We are so sorry to hear about Richard Thinking of all of you & hope that the memories of him will make you smile.. Sending love to Eileen and Larry, Sandy and Rachel and Sara & Brandon...


  • Marci Ball

    Eileen, Sandy and Sara, Sending you my love and my deepest condolences to the entire Wallack family. May you find comfort as you mourn and may Rich's memory always be for a blessing.


  • Anita Laborwit

    I remember how much Rich loved to shop and always looked so sharp. He had many passions, including his interest in reptiles. His every need and whim was attended to by Eileen, Matt and then Larry. Eileen was the advocate we all would want. She fought for his rights, comfort and care. While Richard did not deserve such a dreadful syndrome; he is now at peace, rested and grateful.


  • roz wolfe

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He is no longer suffering or in pain. May his memory be a blessing.


  • Barbara Gold

    Ongoing thoughts and prayers for Richard's family and friends. Although it is a very difficult time, hurdles must be surmounted. - Richard is finally at peace. May his passing be a blessing. Eileen, you poured your heart, soul and energy into giving Richard as much as humanly possible, providing as much comfort possible that Richard could have had.


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