James D. Wallace
1924 – 2017
Vero Beach, FL
James D Wallace died Oct 23rd, 2017. He was born in Bronx, New York on February 3, 1924 to Michael J. and Josephine Wallace.
He attended Regis High School and graduated from Mount St. Michael High School before enlisting in the Navy Air Corps in 1943.
He trained as a radio operator in a torpedo bomber squadron in Florida then transferred to California, where he continued training until the war in the Pacific ended. He was discharged in 1946. He then attended Manhattan College.
He married Katherine Broderick in 1946, and in 1954 the couple moved to New Rochelle, NY where Jim was an active member of Holy Family church. For more than 40 years he was a sales agent for Allstate Insurance Company in several midtown New York offices. In 2009, after 15 years as snowbirds, the couple moved fulltime to Vero Beach.
Jim was predeceased by a son, James Dawson Wallace Jr. and a granddaughter Maeve Wallace.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years; five daughters: Mary Norman of Toronto, Canada; Katherine Smith of Delray Beach, Fl.; Virginia Wallace of Buffalo, NY; Therese Wallace of Orlando, Fl.; Margaret Webb of Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca; four sons: Thomas of New York, NY; Gerald of White Plains, NY; Timothy of Sonoma, Ca., Andrew of Hinsdale, Il.; 27 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church on Friday Oct 27 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at http://www.strunkfuneralhome.com
Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 25, 2017
Wallace, James D. [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
[JR: 71 years of marriage. He was married the year before I was born. That’s eye popping to me.]
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I do not find anything is my ‘stuff’ for James.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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