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Charles Alan Wallace

  • On May 23, 2019

Charles Alan Wallace, age 79, of Bethel Park, PA formerly of Sheridan, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Born on November 1, 1939, in Pittsburgh he was the son of the late Louise Elizabeth and James T. Wallace.

Beloved husband of Mary Ellen Adlard Wallace for 58 years; loving father of Pamela Wallace, Charles (Krysti Miller) Wallace Jr., Mark (Brenda) Wallace, and Matthew (Carolyn Cooper) Wallace; cherished grandfather of Hunter, Heather, William, Cassia, Margaret, Mack, and Madison; dear brother of Mary Louise (the late Russell) Frazee, the late Elsa Mae (John) Hopkins, and James (Ellen Joan) Wallace Jr.; also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

55 years in Isshinryu Karate having achieved the rank of 9th Dan, Hanshi Go. He taught, encouraged and influenced hundreds of students throughout his career.

A gathering of family and friends will be held, Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11am-2pm with a memorial service immediately to follow at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

Memorial contributions may be made to or to https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-sensei-chuck-Wallace-battle-lung-cancer or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at PittsburghCremation.com.

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Terry Abbott
  • May 23 2019
Dear Chuck, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your dear father. It sounds like his good life was well lived and he worked up til the end of his career. Unfortunately I will not be in town to attend Saturday's service as I'm leaving Friday for Cincinnati to attend my grand daughter's high school graduation. Truly, Terry
Judy Repic
  • May 23 2019
Chuck, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father seemed to have a gift for enjoying life to the fullest and that strength and passion seems evident through you! Deepest sympathy, Judy Repic
Barbara miller
  • May 23 2019
Hi chuck. I am so sorry for the loss of your father! Sounded like a pretty great interesting guy that lived a full life!!
John E. Hughes
  • May 23 2019
We are sad for the loss of a friend. Our best wishes for family and friends at this time.
Jeff Matusewicz
  • May 23 2019
It is with great sorrow that we have lost another longtime Isshinryu practitioner. One thing that you could always count on was a good story from Mr. Wallace when ever you saw him. That will be missed . To his family my prayers and condolences go out to you.
Tim Connor
  • May 24 2019
Condolences to the Wallace family from the North Coast Isshinryu family. It was an honor to have met and spoke to you.
Tony Martinelli
  • May 24 2019
Mary Ellen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Chuck (Sensei) was truly an amazing man and will always hold a special place in our hearts and minds. He will truly be missed. Sincerely, Tony, Anthony, Nicole and Mary
Kathy Orrico
  • May 24 2019
Mary Ellen and family, I worked with Chuck at Macy's. He was always made me laugh and was also thoughtful, kind, caring, honest and hard working. My husband enjoyed his many conversations with him about karate and even took some classes. He taught me to enjoy the simple things in life, like sitting outside in the morning with a cup of coffee to just reflect on the day and life in general and to pray. Thinking of him always makes me smile. With sympathy, Kathy Orrico
Robert & Maria Kristensen
  • May 24 2019
Mary Ellen and Family, We are deeply saddened for your loss. Wishing that the happy memories help you find peace and comfort. Rest in peace Master Wallace!
Roxanne Marcum
  • May 24 2019
Mary Ellen and Family, We send our deepest condolensces. Chuck was such a nice gentleman in every way. We send you much support and love during this time. Bill and Roxanne Marcum and Marcum's Martial Arts Academy
John Hamilton sensei; Shorin no Tora Dojo
  • May 24 2019
Mr. Wallace lived a fine example for us to follow. It is a sad loss for the Martial Arts community.
Mark Tankosich
  • May 24 2019
Isshinryu Karate in Pittsburgh was Wallace Sensei. A true pioneer. Sincere condolences from Japan.