John P. Baja Wallace

October 2, 1934 - April 22, 2008

10/02/1934 - 04/22/2008

Past Services

Friday April 25, 2008
Davis Cemetery Center Hill
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-6115 | Directions
Saturday April 26, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community of Christ Church
Rt. 214
Bellaire, OH
Saturday April 26, 2008
4:00 pm
Community of Christ Church
Rt. 214
Bellaire, OH

John P. “Baja” Wallace, 73, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Tuesday April 22, 2008 at his home.

John was born October 2, 1934 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late John T. and Sara Givens Wallace.

He was retired from East Ohio Regional Transit Authority of Wheeling WV, a former Bellaire City Fireman and worked at the former International Harvester Co in Shadyside, OH. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church of Bellaire, where he served as an Elder. He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and a member of The Pride of the Valley Choral Group.

Preceding his in death were a son Tommy Wallace in 1986 and a brother Lee Thomas.

Surviving is a son James Mary Jo Wallace of Shadyside, three brothers Paul Jeanie Wallace of Denver, CO, Robert Wallace of Bellaire, and Arch and Peggy Thomas of Bellaire, two sisters Sandy Keith Liberatore and Eloise Amos both all of Bellaire, eight grandchildren Christopher Wallace of Barnesville, Jay Wallace, Valerie Wallace and Kathy Wallace all of Shadyside, Courtney Wallace of Columbus, Bethany Wallace of Ft. Smith, AK, Shaye Dustin Campbell of Bellaire and Tanner Wallace of Shadyside, 4 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Saturday at the Community of Christ Church on Route 214 Bellaire, Ohio from 2p.m. until time of service at 4p.m. Frank Givens will officiate.

The Pride of the Valley Choral Group will sing a special selection for their beloved friend and fellow choir member.

Interment at the convenience of the family in Davis Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community of Christ Church c/o Frank Givens 16 Poplar St. Bridgeport, Ohio 43912.

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Pattyann Warner
8 years ago

I have a lot of good memories of Uncle Johnny. Uncle Johnny was a life loving person, with a heart of gold. He will be sadly missed.

I loved Uncle Johnny’s laugh and sense of humor. He could light up a room when he entered.

Jody Cook
8 years ago

Johnny “MOO” was, next to Mark, my very best friend. He always knew what to say, when to say it, and how to say it so it didn’t offend. We have had so many good times, so many heart-to-heart talks, and so many wonderful memories that I will cherish always. Johnny was a true Christian…..he was all about forgiveness, and love, and kindness, and honesty, and he never held anything against anyone. I feel so honored to have enjoyed him as my friend, and I truely believe his friendship came from God. Not even death can take away my wonderful memories…he could always make me laugh, even when I didn’t think I had a smile left. I have a very hard time with funerals, but please know that I loved Johnny more than anything. I know in my heart of hearts that he is in Heaven with his family and God, and that he will always be with us in heart. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

Helen and Keith Crispens
8 years ago

Just wanted to say sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

Albert Capito
8 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with the Wallace family. Johnny, his brother Bobby & I were boyhood pals. We hung out togather, fixed cars togather, & got in our share of trouble togather. I remember the time a front wheel came of a car we had just fixed the brakes on, when were driving their dad to Shadyside.

I know he was loved by all, & will be surely missed.

Stay strong & best wishes.

Ed Capito

bill and kathy bittengle
8 years ago

our thoughts and prayers to the wallace family.

Debbie Groves Palicka
8 years ago

To all of the Wallace family my thoughts and prayers are with all you. God Bless and help you all through your time of grief and sorrow.

John Clemont
8 years ago

To the family of John who I called governer. I just want to let you know that John and I have been friends for many years and I couldn’t ask for a better friend. We worked together driving bus when it was co -opertive transit and at the stamping plant and I also retired from OVRTA transit. John will be missed by all who knew him but I know now he is at rest. His job on earth was done and the Lord was ready for him to come to glory so don’t weep for him just think of the joy and laugher you had together. This is a time for rejoycing for he has gone to a better home.

God Bless

John Clemont

Kevin Cook
8 years ago

To the Wallace Family:

I was very sorry to hear of your loss.

Although words may not help, please be assured that we will remember both you and your family in our prayers.

With deepest condolences.

Karen Connors
8 years ago

We are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time.