John J. “Tubby” Wallace

Accomplished Musician John J. “Tubby” Wallace, 95, of Dunkirk, died Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Chautauqua County Home, with his

family at his side. He was born June 18, 1918, in Dunkirk, son of the late John and Mary (Muczynski) Wallace. A veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII as Staff Sgt, having served in Guadal Canal, Luzon, New Guinea, Northern Solomons and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, American Defense Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Ribbon.

He was co-owner with his brothers of Wallace Brothers Super Service, the Rainbow Inn and Wallace Brothers Stable, all in Dunkirk. “Tubby” raised,

breed, trained, drove and raced Standard Breed Trotters and Pacers, and had raced and drove at tracks all over New York state and Canada.

An accomplished musician for over 77 years, “Tubby” began his career with the Rangers, and continued with his own bands the Tubby Wallace Orches-

tra and more recently the New Wallace Farina 5 until about a year ago when he played one of his last performances at the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Lawn Fete at St. Hyacinth’s. His memberships include Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth, the Kosciuszko Club, Moniuszko Club, First

Ward Falcon Club, Musicians Local and New York Harness Racing Association. Surviving is his wife of 64 years Dolores (Domst) Wallace, whom he married September 4, 1948, their children Susan (William) Lawhon of Sarasota, Fla., Jerry Wallace of Dunkirk, William (Lisa) Wallace of

Glen Ellyn, Ill., brother Henry (Gertrude) Wallace of Dunkirk, grandchildren Jason (Stacy) Wallace of Belleview, Nebraska, Stephanie Wallace of Wash-

ington, DC., Chase Wallace of N. Carolina, Ian Wallace of Ill., Cody Wallace of Ill., great-grandson Hunter John Wallace, along with many nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death in addition to his parents are brothers Joseph, Frank, Michael Wallace and an infant brother, sisters

Florence Wallace, Helen Bain- Briggs, Anna White, Carrie Skryniarz, Margie Polasik. Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 E. Doughty St. in Dunkirk on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 12 noon in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to

be made to the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard.