Donald R. Wallace, 84

HANNIBAL, NY – Donald R. Wallace, 84, of Hannibal, passed away on Thursday September 8, 2016, at Oswego Hospital.

Donald R. Wallace
Donald R. Wallace

Born in 1932 to Homer and Olive “Polly” Wallace in Oswego, he then moved to Hannibal in 1938.

He graduated in 1949 from Hannibal as did his mother before him and his children.

Don then married his wonderful understanding wife, Sydney, in 1961 and spent their honeymoon on a trout stream in the Adirondacks.

He then spent two years in the Army serving in Germany.

After 41 years of service, he retired from Container Corp. in Fulton.

Don enjoyed all sports including hunting birds with his dogs who he loved dearly, muskrat and mink trapping, fly tying, fly fishing, ice fishing, bowling and baseball.

His high school record as a pitcher was seventeen and two in league play, once striking out nineteen in a seven-inning game at Parish.

The high school record we believe still stands.

Don was a member of Bowling Fulton Hall of Fame, three-time NYS Senior Champ, four-time Empire State Senior Champ, Horse Shoe Empire State Senior Champ, two holes in one and shot his age at 71.

He enjoyed growing tomatoes, watching the bird and chipmunks at his feeder, knife collection and playing poker games with his family and friends.

Don loved to walk and walk and walk as well as his loving wife and family.

He was predeceased by his sister, Polly.

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife of 55 years, Sydney; two children, Frederick (Maureen) Wallace of Hamilton and Deborah Chalone of Oswego; and two grandsons, Alan and Maxwell.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, September 12, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

A funeral service will follow at noon.

Burial will be held at Hannibal Village Cemetery.

For those wishing contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass., 02241-7005, in Don’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Don was always a gentleman and one of the original “good guys”. Hopefully he’ll get a chance to play poker with Bill, Marty and Ed Benjamin once again for old time sake. He will be sadly missed but with a smile on our faces in remembering those special memories for the people he loved and those who loved him.

  2. My condolences to the family of Don Wallace. What a great gentleman he was. I worked with Don for a short time at Container Corp. When ever I ran into him after leaving and going to Anheuser Busch would always give a “shout” and asked how things were oing. What a true gentleman Don was. Rest in peace Don.


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