Irving Gary Wallace


Irving (Gary) Wallace passed away July 1, 2020 in the Suncity Hospice Center in Ruskin Fla. He had been in poor health for some time. He was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Topeka Kan., to Elinor (Cox) Wallace and Irving Wallace where they were stationed after his father’s liberation and recovery from a German POW camp. His early years were spent in the village of Wyoming but moved to Le Roy after his brother, Roger, was born. In Le Roy, he was raised by his family and, as most baby boomers at that age, by the Village. No one enjoyed telling stories about his life and all those in it more than he did. He graduated from Le Roy Central High School and continued his Track career at Erie Community College, where he studied for a degree in criminology. He would eventually move to Colorado, where he worked as a Construction Superintendent. He retired due to a serious road accident and lived in both Boulder then Longmont. Gary was active member of The Road Agents motorcycle club. He would marry Donna Pauline Skelton on Aug. 14, 1999 in Le Roy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and the untimely death of his brother, Roger, and then finally by his beloved wife, Donna. He is survived by his daughters, Brenda (Birge) Zdrojewski and Hope Wallace, as well as his stepdaughter, Amber (Exford) Baboolal, and stepson, Shawn Exford. He is also survived by his brothers, Paul and Steven; sister, Cynthia; and sister-in-law, Rita (Graham) Wallace; as well as his nephew, Joshua Wallace. As the oldest grandchild, he is survived by numerous cousins both first and once removed, as well as his much beloved aunts, Zoe (Luce) Cox and Pat Dickes..

A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Wyoming Village Cemetery, 16 Durfee Road, when the family will inter his ashes with his wife’s. A memorial gathering will take place following the service at the Wyoming Fire Hall.

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