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William Wallace

September 4, 1948 — December 31, 2023

William J. Wallace, 75, of Saranac Lake, passed away at home on Saturday, December 31, 2023 with his wife Betty at his side.

He was surrounded by his family, daughter Jennifer, her husband Brett Rogers, daughter Susan, her husband Keith Hooker and son Michael and his wife Courtney Wallace. Grandchildren, Samantha Hooker, Madison Ketchum, Tyler Hooker, Nevaeh Christmas Jacque Hooker, Marie Hooker, Gracie Christmas, Lucas Rogers, Sophie Christmas, Landin Wallace, Blake Wallace and Skyler Wallace.

William was born on September 4, 1948 the son of William and Alice (Munn) Wallace. He married Betty Newman on January 16, 1971 in Emerson, NJ.

He enlisted and served in the United States Navy from April of 1969 through March 1973. He was a police officer in Saranac Lake from 1977 to 1981and a Corrections Officer at FCI Raybrook from 1981 to 2001. He then retired and became a school bus driver for Saranac Lake Central School District for over 20 years until 2019.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Friday January 5, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A prayer service will immediately follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Martin Cline Officiating.

Donations can be made in memory of William Wallace to high Peaks Hospice or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their condolences and memories at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Friday, January 5, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Friday, January 5, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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