James Wallace

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By land, in the air and under the sea, Jim sought adventure. He was never more at home than when he was pulling back on the yoke and soaring into the clouds. He was a scuba instructor and headed off to warm water destinations, none more favored than Cozumel. Jim served our country in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne (the Herd, 503rd Infantry) He’d return home with a love of all things Asian. Jim loved Japanese foods, taught Aikido and studied Asian healing arts. Relaxing times found the Military Channel on his T.V., a glass of Chenin Blanc in hand. He always leant an ear to his military brothers; Jim helped many a man through their difficult times. He fed many a feral cat and his house was half animal hospital. He was retired from his Postal Route in Voorhees.

A young Eileen Skanes was working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen when the dashing Jim walked in. Years later they’d reconnect and share 11 years of marriage. Her children, Sarah (Wayne) and Billy would become like his own. If he was meant to be one thing, it was a granddad to Justin and Zachary; though he loved to out debate them.

Come celebrate 67 great years Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Popiolek Funeral Home Barrington, where there will be an 10:30 service. Interment BGWCD Cemetery, Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers donations to Disabled American Veterans (dav.org) will be appreciated.

2 thoughts on “James Wallace

  1. Katherine Tomosky

    Where do I begin well it all started when I was a little princess now a big princess and my cousin Jimmy would come with his mom and dad to my favorite uncle Timmy’s house for the holidays . I would love when they visited us. When life got busy for everyone we hardly seen one another but every one of my family members stay in my heart. He loved to live life. I still remember he had two girls named Eileen and we all were wishing he would get rid of the other one and stick with his wife that we came to know and love over the years. My deepest sympathy goes out to Eileen he will be missed dearly by all. I have much more but it will not all fit in this little box. R. I. P James Wallace you are a true hero.

  2. Ron Nicholas

    Jim was my friend. We shared many teenage shenanigans and we survived. although life took us in different directions we always tried to connect for some Mexican food, drinks and talk. I will miss you my “brother” RIP.

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