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Memorial Service:
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
service.

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.

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15 Comments

  1. The Lumleys The Lumleys
    September 30, 2021    

    Jeff, Brenda, and family, We are sorry to hear about your loved one passing. We pray your memories will sustain you in the days ahead. With deepest sympathies, Denny, Rhonda & Kristen Lumley

  2. Ed Heckman Ed Heckman
    September 30, 2021    

    Dan, Jeff, Brenda and the entire Wallace family, You have our deepest sympathies. Loved Archie as he was a very friendly person and he always had that perfect smile on the face. Ed & Theresa Heckman, Ellicott City, MD

  3. Ken And Kathy Turcic Ken And Kathy Turcic
    September 30, 2021    

    Deepest sympathy for your loss of Archie. He was a great asset to the Greenville community. Cherish all of the good memories you have of him and he will always be

  4. Caroline Stewart Caroline Stewart
    September 30, 2021    

    My deepest sympathies to you and the family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of mourning.

  5. Ron/Cathy Lewis Ron/Cathy Lewis
    October 1, 2021    

    Our sympathies to the Wallace family. Very much enjoyed being around Archie at different events.
    His legacy is the wonderful family he formed thru his many years on earth.

  6. Topper Buchanan and Vickie Eckles Topper Buchanan and Vickie Eckles
    October 1, 2021    

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and deepest sympathy to the whole Wallace family.

  7. Mark & Viki Reutzel Mark & Viki Reutzel
    October 2, 2021    

    Dearest Dan and Susie,

    We loved Arch…we love you. A special person as was Ellen. Prayers, peace and love to you, Jeff, Brenda, Susie, Peter, Laurie, Tom and all the family. Trust in God’s plan.

    Always your, Mark & Viki

  8. Nita and Ben Glassman and family Nita and Ben Glassman and family
    October 2, 2021    

    There is a Scottish saying—to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die—and that is the feeling of all the Thomas/Glassman group. Our love and most precious memories go out to you all.

  9. Cheryl Pearce Cheryl Pearce
    October 3, 2021    

    Dearest Wallace family,

    Working at the Wallace Law Firm for 21 years will be a time in my life that I always cherish because of Archie’s leadership, teaching, patience, and relational qualities. He was truly a prime example of the perfect boss. I could ways count on Him and trust him. There were many changes to the law firm in the years I was there and Archie made one of them easier for me. We had many conversations about not only business but our personal lives as well, to include our families, sports, and turkey/duck hunting. I was welcomed with love to the Wallace house one time close to Christmas for breakfast. Ellen and Archie were examples of Christian love and it was very evident at both of their services when each family member had something to say about their loved one. I know for sure they are dancing in heaven together now and I will see them again. Praying for all of you in this transition of your lives

  10. Ron Stuver Ron Stuver
    October 3, 2021    

    Jeff, Suzie, Laurie, Dan – It was with sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of your dad. I know hearts are heavy, but I am reflecting with fondness of our childhood together on East Ave; and with faith that your dad & mom are together again in heaven. Your friend, Ron (nie) Stuver

  11. Doug McElhinny Doug McElhinny
    October 3, 2021    

    My condolences to the Wallace family. I will miss the friendly barbs and jokes back and forth at the Lions meetings

  12. Fred Shoemaker Fred Shoemaker
    October 3, 2021    

    Jeff, Susie, Laurie and Dan,
    I was saddened to learn of your Father’s passing.
    May fond memories comfort you and your entire family
    in this time of sorrow.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Fred Shoemaker

  13. Don Eakman Don Eakman
    October 4, 2021    

    My Deepest Sympathy to the Wallace Family for your loss of Archie

  14. Bob and Betsy Fischer Bob and Betsy Fischer
    October 5, 2021    

    Dear Wallace Family, It is with a heavy heart that we write this condolence. We were so sorry that we missed the service since we are in Virginia but our hearts were with all of you in Pennsylvania. We go way back to the 60’s when we all moved to Greenville and joined Newcomers Club. So many good memories over the years. We will miss his absence from our Friday night outings. Deepest Sympathy and love to all of you. Rest In Peace dear friend. Bob and Betsy

  15. Mary Jane Fay Mary Jane Fay
    October 5, 2021    

    Sending sincere sympathies to the Wallace family. I always saw Archie as an upright man who lived out his faith throughout his lifetime. There is much evidence of this in the legacy he left in his beautiful family, his business and his church…all of which he served faithfully. Even though he will be missed, the many shared memories you have of your life together will surely make his passing more bearable. How wonderful that we have the assurance that he and Helen are together again in heaven with our Savior! God bless you all.

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