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Awot M. Berhe
1976 2024

Awot M. Berhe

June 28, 1976 — February 14, 2024

Awot M. Berhe, age 47, of O'Fallon, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The family is both devastated and shocked by his death. Awot was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 28, 1976 to Michael Berhe Mehur and Asgedu Gebresslasie.

Awot completed his first Degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from Addis Ababa University which followed with Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Over the course of his professional life, he worked for Bombardier in Montreal , General Electric (GE) in Boston and lately Boeing in Missouri in different capacities involving research, design and development of airplanes and their parts. Awot loved and was passionate about building things that move or fly on air. He was a committed and hardworking individual who stood firm for what he believed in. He has amazed and surprised many of his colleagues with what he can accomplish, exceeding expectations in performance, despite challenges of health related setbacks over the years.

Although Awot loved his projects at work, the front and center of his life was God and his family! His faith in God was unwavering and continued to remain faithful as he battled cancer for 15 years. God was the center of Awot's life and made it his priority to serve and support his local church in every city he resided. He was an active member of Ammanuel Montreal Evangelical Church (AMEC) and Ethiopian Evangelical Boston Church (EECB) , where he served as an Elder with love and devotion. Awot was a man of principle and he was also a person who said what he meant and meant what he said. He treated people with honor and utmost respect and as he highly valued integrity and humanity. He loved spending as much time as possible with his family: he enjoyed involving his two girls in every project: home improvement (as they used measuring tape), graphic design projects (by allowing them to choose a logo design) He was an active dad who loved teaching, supporting his kids' learning journeys and activities. As a dad he made it his priority to instill God's word and faith in his kids life by guiding them to obey and apply biblical principles. His devotion and love for his wife can be felt by many who know him closely.

Awot is survived by his wife, Ararat Mahderekal; his children, Yohana Berhe, and Eldana Berhe; and his mother, Asgedu Gebresslasie. He will be dearly missed by his siblings, family members, friends, and co-workers. He was preceded in death by his Father, Michael Berhe Mehur.

Visitation will be from 8:30 am until 9:30 am with a funeral service to follow at 9:30 am all at St. Peters Chapel, Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376. Burial will follow the service.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

8:30 - 9:30 am (Central time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

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