Donald Bruce Wallace
Donald Bruce Wallace, 82, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at
Trinitas Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Relatives and Friends are invited to
his visitation and Life Celebration from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014 at
Gray's Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ, Funeral
service will begin at 10 am on Tuesday, September 23rd. Internment at Hillside
Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ will follow immediately after. You can go to grayfuneralhomes.com for on line condolences.
Born in Plainfield, NJ on November 1, 1931 to William and Natalie Wallace, he
attended North Plainfield public schools and graduated North Plainfield High
School in June, 1950. Don continued his education while attending both Union
Junior College and Rutgers University. He also served two years in the Army
during the Korean War, stationed in Thule, Greenland.
Don met the love of his life and his wife he was so devoted to, Alice in 1955
and they were married on June 1, 1957. He was a wonderful husband and excellent
father to their three children, Rich, Ed and Wendy.
A long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ, Don was
dedicated to his service to support Boy Scout Troop 80 for decades in supporting
the development of the young men in this program. He strongly supported the
values of the Boy Scout program to build strong men.
A great provider for his family with a strong work ethics, Donald held positions
for a number of companies throughout his working career, including Mobil, Allied
Chemical, Central Railroad of New Jersey, US Air Filter and Hartz Mountain.
Don was a very patient, caring man who provided so much selfless service to
others in the community of Cranford. He worked incredibly hard to provide for
his family and raise his children well.
Don leaves behind his Rich Wallace and daughter-in-law Suzanne; son Ed Wallace
and daughter-in-law Patricia; and daughter Wendy Donnelly and son-in-law Tony;
also five grandchildren, Kelsey, Kourtney, McKenna, John and Andrew.