Edgewater, FL — Willard John "Bill" Wallace, 65, formerly of Windham, N.H., died on July 13, 2013.
Bill was born on February 21, 1948, in Lowell, Mass., to Willard Patrick and Mary (Mackey) Wallace. He married his best friend and loving wife, Catherine B. Wallace, on June 28, 1969. They lived in Windham for over 50 years, and moved to Edgewater, Fla., in 2005.
He retired as Deputy Fire Chief of the Windham Fire Department in 1997, with 31 years of service.
A passionate and dedicated volunteer, he served on the Windham Fire Association, the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs, the Granite State Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team, and the Loyal Order of Moose Family Center in Edgewater. He also taught safe boating through the Merrimack River Sail & Power Squadron, and was past president of the Windham Garden Club. He was honored with numerous humanitarian awards from hospitals and nonprofits throughout the Granite State.
He enjoyed boating, sailing, photography, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
His family wrote, "Bill’s commitment to public service, fun-loving nature and unconditional love were an inspiration. He lived his life with integrity and true dedication to his family and the community.”
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cassie Wallace and Timothy Binette, of Raymond, N.H.; son, Nathan Wallace, of Raymond; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Rita Wallace, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; as well as numerous cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A service will be held Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m., in St. Matthew Church, 2 Searles Road, Windham, N.H., immediately followed by a Celebration of Life in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Searles School & Chapel Fund, c/o of Town of Windham, P.O. Box 120, Windham, NH 0308,7 or to Halifax Health Hospice, 4140 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, Fl 32141.