Murphys, CA…Robert Edwin Wallace was Born November 11 1937 in Pittsburg, CA. He was 79 years old.
He resided at his home on French Gulch Rd. since 1970. He passed away at Avalon Care Center in San Andreas on Saturday Nov. 26.
He graduated High School in Concord at Mount Diablo High School before moving to Calaveras County.
He served in the Army from January 1956 to January 1959. He worked at the Cement Plant in San Andreas for many years until the mid-1970’s, when he opened his own business: Wallace’s Farm and Feed at the corner of French Gulch Rd. and Murphys Grade Road. A after a few years the store closed and he went to work at Standard Oil in San Andreas, driving a gas truck to refuel service stations. He did that for around 20 years until he retired.
He enjoyed photography. One of the bedrooms in the house was turned into a darkroom. He also had a workshop in the back yard where he did wood working. We also traveled by RV extensively as a family.
His wife passed away earlier this year in April. He is survived by his daughter Elicia Wallace of Modesto, his daughter Penny Wallace of St. Petersberg FL., and son Chris Wallace with daughter in law Rebecca Wallace, both in Lodi. He also has two grandchildren: Courtney Wallace and Tyler Wallace, both of Lodi. He also has a great-grandson named Leobardo Mejia, son of Courtney. He was also survived by his sister in Murphys named Janice Sabo.
He was receiving medical care at Avalon Care facility in San Andreas at the time of his passing.
There will be a graveside service at Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys on Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 am.
The family requests that any Memorial Contributions be made in the form of donations to the local VFW Post 2600 in San Andreas.
Contact Chris Wallace at (209) 642-1330 for any questions.