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Walter Briach Wallace, Sr.
“Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather”
Walter Briach Wallace, Sr, 86, of Washington passed away Monday April 2, 2018.
He was born December 7, 1931 in Johnstown the son of Michael and Susan Briach Kovalchik.
He was a graduate of Johnstown High School Class of 1950 where he was a member of the varsity swim team.
Following high school, he attended the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, PA.
He was a US Navy veteran Korean War.
Mr. Wallace was a retired Senior Systems Analyst/Marketing manager for McGraw Edison then Cooper Power Systems and finally Eaton Corporation.
He enjoyed his tenure as a Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Master for Pack #1138.
Mr. Wallace was an active member of Saint Hillary Roman Catholic Church in Washington and volunteered for various church functions.
He was also an active Member of “Men of Honor” and loved reading and discussing the Bible and attending Bible study regularly. He enjoyed playing music, saxophone, guitar and accordion and loved playing polka music.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and would always say “make sure you kiss the kids”.
He was an avid antique collector and enjoyed binge watching American pickers on TV.
On June 11, 1960, he married Edith D Wallace who preceded him in death on November 10, 2014.
Surviving are a daughter Ginger Ann (David) Davis of Lancaster, Ohio and a son Walter B. (Dena) Wallace, Jr. of San Antonio, TX.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren Sarah (Rudy) Renko, Melissa (Lauren) Foster, Benjamin (Jessica) Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Bret Wallace, Brooke Wallace, Vince Wallace and two great grandchildren Ryan and Alexis Renko.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Friday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Ave. in Washington where a Blessing Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday April 6, 2018. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday April 9, 2018 in The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post #175. A guestbook is available at www.deangelocare.com.