CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – John W. Wallace, age 84, passed away Wednesday morning, September 1, 2021 at Cortland Health Care after a period of declining health.
John was born January 14, 1937 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Boyd and Bertha (Fetterman) Wallace.
He retired from General Motors as a Weamer with over 27 years of employment.
John was a member of the Cortland Masonic Lodge #529 F&AM, where he served as a Past Master. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown.
John will be remembered for his “can do” attitude; he was a tinkerer as well, he could fix or improve anything.
John was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he served overseas in Germany.
John is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Sylvia Risher; his son, John Wallace; his grandchildren, Cameron and Hannah and a brother, Jim Wallace of Pennsylvania.
Besides his parents, John is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Wallace; his brother, Tom VanSwearingen and sister, Susan Pratt.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High Street in Cortland. Pastor David Luther will conduct the funeral service beginning at 12:00 Noon in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.
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