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Raymond Clifford Wallace Jr.

January 22, 1925 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Raymond Wallace Jr. Obituary

Raymond Clifford Wallace, Jr., 98 passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023. Ray was a decorated veteran who served in WWll with the 507th PIR of the 82nd Airborne Division. He participated in the D-Day Evasion June 6, 1944, and later was captured becoming a POW until March 1945. Ray was born January 22, 1925, in Lyleville, PA to his parents, Raymond and Geraldine Wallace. He married his wife and mother of his 13 children, Hannah Lucille Wagner, May 1949. They were married for nearly 70 years until Hannah passed December 21, 2018. They resided in the town of Windburn before moving to Columbia in 1971. Ray retired from Armstrong World Industries 1993 at the age of 68, though he continued to work until 93 years of age as a security guard. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed gardening and cracking jokes. In the past 6 years he has made several trips abroad to participate in D-Day Ceremonies in France, Netherlands, Belgium as well as Pearl Harbor. It is safe to say he has friends from all over the world and is known for his signature thumbs up. Ray is a lifetime member of the Richard L. Beers Post 7043, Coalport. He participated in many parades over the years, including being Grand Marshall. He is a life member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter 82nd Airborne Association and was a member of the Paul Revere Leber Post # 372, American Legion, Columbia. He and his son, Roger Wallace was recently invited to the 26th Annual Conference of American Valor Program in Washington, D.C., but his health had started taking a turn and he could not make the trip. Surviving are the following children: Linda wife of Dwight Eck, Columbia, Diane wife of Jacob Kline Jr., Marietta, Betsy wife of Dennis Brock, Columbia, Boyd Wallace, Elizabethtown, Raymond Wallace lll, Columbia, James Wallace, Columbia, Kevin husband of Robin Wallace, Manheim, Beverly wife of Paul Sholl, Columbia, Lisa Taylor, Dumfries, VA, Roger Wallace, Columbia, Drew Wallace, Raystown, Brett Wallace, Columbia, his sister, Shirley Palosky, Irwin, PA, and brother Charles Wallace, Lyleville, 18 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Victoria Roob, and grandchildren: Danielle Eck, Vincent Salvatore, and Eric Wallace, and a sister, Eileen Green. Friends will be received from noon until time of funeral service at 1:00 PM Friday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, PA 16627, Rev. Douglas Williams, officiating. Interment, Lyleville Cemetey. Military Rites in charge of Coalport VFW. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the 82nd Airborne Association, 224 W. Main St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 in Ray’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com

    

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Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Gibbons Funeral Homes
1085 Main St
Coalport, PA 16627

Funeral Service
Friday
January 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Gibbons Funeral Homes
1085 Main St
Coalport, PA 16627

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