Christopher Noel JANDA
Christopher Noel JANDA
  • September 16, 1968 - November 16, 2017
  • Roswell, Georgia

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Christopher Noel Janda, 49, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, after a long, courageous battle against cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Chris was born on September 16, 1968, in Northampton, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and Albany, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he became a successful general contractor and owner of AAA Painting & Remodeling and J & W Management Services. Chris found great joy in helping others and volunteering with his sons' activities. He served as the Cub Master of Pack 625 and as Scout Master of Troop 625. Being an Eagle Scout himself, he was instrumental in helping over 40 boys reach Eagle, including his two sons. He was a loyal band booster parent, serving on the "roadie crew" at both Sequoyah and River Ridge High Schools. He also served as the RRHS Marching Knights Band Booster President for two years. Chris's hobbies included camping, backpacking, hiking, canoeing, and scuba diving. He was a gifted leader, a true friend, and incredibly strong and courageous. Chris was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Beth; his two sons, Nicholas and Patrick; his parents, Kevin and Lois Janda, of Albany, Georgia; his brother, Gregory, and his wife Angela of Dallas, Georgia; his parents-in-law, Thomas
and Patricia Whalen of Savannah, Georgia; a host of brothers- and sisters-in-law; 7 nephews and 1 niece.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 19th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA, 30188. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 20th, at 10:30 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA, 30188. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Chris to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322