Robert F. Wallace, of Wyoming, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at home, under the excellent care of Southern Care Hospice and Dr. Charles Manganiello.
Bob was born, educated and resided in the Wyoming Valley and graduated from the James M. Coughlin High School. He served in the U.S. Army during peacetime and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, Kingston.
Before he retired, Bob was employed as a construction inspector by several eastern United States engineering companies. In his retirement years, he enjoyed fishing, lure making, woodworking, boat building and local history. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Al J. and Martha Sadownick Wallace; and his stepmother, Carole Ott Wallace.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie (Ostrowski) Wallace; son, Robert E. Wallace, Joliet, Mont.; sister, Jean Norton, and her husband, William, Hudson, Fla.; brother, James Wallace; uncle, Frank Wallace, Clearwater, Fla.; brother-in-law, Leon Ostrowski, and his wife, Dolores, Mountain Top; sister-in-law, Catherine Ostrowski, Hanover Township; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Holy Trinity Church, Hughes Street, Swoyersville, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today or 8:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644; the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or a
For more information or to send the family condolences, visit the funeral home's website at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 26, 2013