John Wallace

Obituary of John Wallace

John Francis Kevin Wallace

November 5, 1930 – April 20, 2017


John Francis Kevin Wallace, a longtime resident of Marlboro, NY passed peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on Thursday evening. John was 86 years old.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on November 5, 1930, he was the son of Kathleen (Barry) and Michael Wallace and the oldest of 5 children.


John joined the United States Air Force in 1948 at the age of 17 and served during the Korean War before being honorably discharged in 1952. He worked as a mechanic for Continental Baking Company until his retirement in 1994.


On December 5, 1964 John married his loving wife of 52 years, Anna Dorothy (Kozlik), who survives him at home. He is also survived by his daughter Ann and her husband Tim Sandri of Marlboro, son Jeffrey Wallace and his wife Kathy, son Michael Wallace, loving grandchildren Eric and Rachel Sandri of Marlboro, Michael Wallace, Kara (Keith) Holmes, Erika Zarczyncki , Randi (David) Stewart; great-grandchildren Alex and Blake Holmes, Donovan and Jayden Vinton; sister Eileen Robinson; and devoted niece Dawn Kozlik Evans of Florida and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sisters JoAnn Lyons, Louise Imperiale, and Molly Howley.


A humble gentle man, John will always be remembered for his kindness, quick wit and being a "sharp" dresser. Everyone he met knew that he would do whatever he could to help them out. A huge lover of anything sweet, lotto, working on his tan, his pets, and most of all his family, John will be greatly missed.


The family wishes to thank his caregivers Elsie Nicklin-McKay, Lana Falco, Maria Golowaty and Hospice Nurse Dawn Sansone for their compassion, support, and loving care. We are forever grateful to you all.


Visitation will be held Monday April 24th 4-8 pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W Marlboro. Funeral services are at 10:30 am at the funeral home on Tuesday April 25th with Rev. Laurie McNeill officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300,