Paul J. Wallace, a fifty plus year resident of Wickliffe, passed away July 31, 2019 at Geneva Shore nursing home Geneva, Ohio, he was 89. He is survived by his son Kevin, daughter-in-law Kim (Griffin), of Madison and granddaughter Jillian of Dublin, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Rosemary (Caranci) Wallace.
Born February 17, 1930 in Newburgh Heights to Carl Wallace and Anna Rochnowski, Paul was a 1948 graduate of Garfield Heights High School, and received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and completed Doctoral studies at the University of Akron.
Paul was a life-long educator starting as a teacher in 1956, and then guidance counselor for the Euclid City schools. He was also assistant principal, principal, and superintendent for the Wickliffe City schools. Additionally, he was superintendent for the Bratenahl village schools, and completed his educational career with the Cleveland Municipal School District, retiring in 1991.
Paul served in the US Army during the Korean War as a training education and instructional specialist. He was an avid photographer and member of the Photocrafters Photography Club. Paul was also a long time tai-chi instructor teaching for over 20 years at most of the senior centers in western half of Lake County and at Lakeland Community College.
Memorial service will be held at 12 PM Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Family will receive friends 10 AM- 12 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Private interment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon Twp.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to Grace Hospice, 7314 Industrial Park Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060.