James P. Wallace

August 09, 1944 ‒ July 05, 2007

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James P. Wallace, age 62, of Mount Vernon, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday morning, July 5, 2007 at Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.

Jim was born on August 9, 1944 in New York City and became a member of the family of Fred and Lillian Ermlich in 1947. In 1950 the entire family moved to Gilboa, New York where Jim was raised.

He attended Gilboa Central School and Middleburg Central School in Upstate New York. Jim also attended the job Corps in Missouri and was in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. He spent five years in the National Guard and subsequently worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, New York, before retiring in Ohio. Jim was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.), also the Central Church of Christ and the AMVETS here in Mount Vernon. His service to his country in the United States Military was his proudest accomplishment and guiding force throughout his life.

Surviving are his sister Ruth Ermlich and brother-in-law, Paul Githens of Mount Vernon; his sister-in-law Gwen Ermlich; his biological sister Joan (Franklin) Mattice; nieces Allison Beasley, Judy (Joe) McMahon. Also surviving are his nephews Mark (Bria) Beasley, Karl (Pat) Winterstein, Paul (Michelle) Winterstein, Gary Winterstein, Paul (Hiroko) Ermlich and Patrick (Kim) Ermlich; two step-brothers Tom (Jeanie) Butler, Alan (Darlene) Butler; two step sisters Susie and Pam; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and by his much loved friend and companion at Country Court Nursing Home, Wilma Morris.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lillian Ermlich Butler, his step father, Ken Butler, his sister and brother-in-law, Maryann and Henry Winterstein, a brother Fred (Gwen) Ermlich, and his brother-in-law Franklin Mattice.

Friends may call on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. A graveside service, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will be held on Saturday, beginning at 11 AM in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Disabled American Veterans,P.O. Box 14301,Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing

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