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Thomas R. Wallace Sr., 78, Scio

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Scio, NY – Thomas R. Wallace Sr., 78, formerly of Snowball Hollow Road, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 21, 1945, the son of the late Thomas L. and Helen M. (Sullivan) Wallace. In 1970 in Scio, he married Sandra White, who predeceased him December 24, 2001.

Tom was raised in Warsaw and attended school there until the late elementary grades when he had to drop out to help on the family farm. In his early twenties he met Sandra White of Scio, whose Uncle Buster would drive Tom from Warsaw to meet. They were married in 1970 in his sister Mary’s home. After moving to Allegany County, he was employed by several places, including, Butler-Larkin in the Mapes Building, Friendship Foundry, and as a Crossing Guard. Tom will be remembered for many things; he loved recording his son, Tommy Jr. racing his stock cars, watching the kids at Scio School during sporting events, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved to ride his motorcycle to Warsaw to visit extended family. John Wayne “The Duke” was his idol. Remembering him, Tom’s family will joke about mothball and painting his Blazer “Duke of Hazzard Orange”.

He is survived by: three sons, Thomas (Tina) Wallace Jr. of Wellsville, David Wallace of Wellsville, and Schuyler (Christine) Wallace of Canisteo; grandchildren, Rusty, Travis, Alissa, Summer, Parker, Ryan, Karson, Bethany, Sarah, Emily and Jacob; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Wallace and Donald Wallace; and sister, Mary Zeches. In addition to his parents, and wife of 31 years, he was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Amelia Wallace.

Tom’s family would like to wish a huge Thank-you to the Wellsville Manor, where he spent the last eight years.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Scio Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813.

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com 

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