Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00am
First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Dobi, Pastor of the church, officiating
Greenville VFW Honor Guard Post #3374 will
render military honors at the conclusion of the
Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery.
Due to COVID concerns, the family asks that all in attendance please wear a mask and also be advised that the family will not be greeting guests before or after the services.
Archie O. Wallace, age 87, of The Colony at St. Paul's Senior Living Community, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
He was born in New Brighton, PA on August 4, 1934 to Oliver R. and Helen (Voorhies) Wallace. Archie was a 1952 graduate of Penn High School, received his B.A. from Allegheny College in 1956, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. From 1960-1963 he was a Staff Judge Advocate and Trial and Defense Counsel with the U.S. Air Force. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to Greenville to work in private practice, a career that spanned until his retirement in 2015.
Archie was a member of the Mercer County Bar Association, serving as President from 1986-1987, was a member of the PA Bar Association and American Bar Association. He had served as an Assistant District attorney from 1963-1966. Archie was very active in his community and surrounding areas. He was a 50 year member of Greenville Lions Club, a member of F&AM Eureka Lodge #290 and a member of B.P.O.E. #145, where he was awarded Elk of the Year in 2002. He was a Founding Director of the Northern Mercer County Community Foundation, served on the Board of Directors of FNB Corporation, 1993-2006, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, 1990-2006 and First National Trust Co. 2000-2004. He served on the Board of Managers of Shenango Valley Cemetery 1965-2002, serving as President from 1983-2002. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award from Thiel College. He was a long time member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville.
Archie's other interests included, duck hunting in Canada, golfing and dancing. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with family at his cottage on Pymatuning Lake playing euchre and gin with his kids and grand kids. On January 20, 1960 he married the former Ellen A. Yeich, she passed away on November 8, 2012. Archie is survived by his four children; Jeff Wallace (Brenda) of Greenville, Susan Zurn (Peter) of Erie, Laurie Martin (Tom) of Lancaster and Dan Wallace (Susan) of Greenville, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister,Nancy Lou Wallace and grandson; Steven V. Wallace.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to Shenango River Watchers, 730 Forker Blvd., Hermitage, PA 16148. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.