Lenville Gene Wallace

  • Born: October 29, 1926
  • Died: January 7, 2019
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129

Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Cherished Grandfather, Loving Brother, Loving Companion

LENVILLE GENE WALLACE, beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Eggleston); loving father of Gary (Kathy); cherished grandfather of Nora, and great-grandfather of David; loving brother of William (Laureen) and the late Calvin (the late Marion); loving companion of 25 years to Ann Soltis; best friend and cousin to the late Bernard Thompson (the late Helen). Gene was born in Talcott, West Virginia. He was a doting, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Gary traveled with his parents on amazing vacations every summer growing up. Nora has so many wonderful childhood memories of weekends and trips with grandma and grandpa, she was fussed over and indulged in every way. David loved all the time he spent with "grandpa". He worked on the railroad in West Virginia, eventually moving to Cleveland to work at Republic Steel in 1955. He had many lifelong, cherished friends that he vacationed, fished, and hunted with. His boat and fishing were his passion, and he loved cooking fish fries for everyone.
He was a proud Marine Corps veteran of World War II, where he served in Okinawa. He was a dedicated member of VFW Post #3345 in Strongsville, where he spent much of his free time with other members in expanding the Post. He worked tirelessly and lovingly on the beautiful Veteran's Memorial that was constructed there. He served on a number of Post committees, and he was the grill master for the Friday night fish fries for years. He never hesitated to step up for all the activities the Post sponsored, he loved every moment he spent there, and made many wonderful friends over the years. He and Ann started dating in 1993. They shared many adventures together, and he truly adored her family. He is an uncle, great uncle, and great-great uncle to many. All of these wonderful people brought a great deal of joy and happiness to his life. We love him very much! We will miss him terribly, but we have warm and wonderful memories, and he will remain forever in our hearts. "Semper Fi" Dad! Passed away January 7, 2019. Funeral Service will be Monday, January 14 at the funeral home at 11AM. Burial to follow at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 PEARL RD, CLEVELAND ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 FROM 2-4 AND 7-9PM. 216-741-7700 www.buschcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Jaime Hupp - Cleveland, OH   January 18, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Gene. I have so many fond memories of visiting him and Aunt Helen "upstairs." Christmas Eve was always an especially good and wonderful time. When I was a kid, I thought Uncle Gene and Aunt Helen's attic was a wondrous treasure trove. And I always enjoyed petting and playing with the dogs and getting candy. Of course, the fish fries at the VFW were legendary. It was an almost every Friday evening event... we only had to walk one street over so that was convenient. Later, as an adult, I really enjoyed a fishing trip Uncle Gene took us on, one beautiful sunny day on Lake Erie; I don't think I caught a fish but my sister and others did! Uncle Gene will always hold a warm spot in my heart! Thanks for sharing him all these years.

Posted by Kathy (Petery) Rogers - Evanston, IL - Family   January 12, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences. May God give your family comfort during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2019

Sorry for the lost of a love one my the God of comfort be with you in your time of sorrow because he cares for you.

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2019

Gene is my Brother-In-Law Bill's brother. Gene was a caring, gentle, compassionate relative and friend. I've been a fisherman since I was a little boy. But, the first time I was on a boat Walleye fishing was on Gene's boat with Bill. I'll never forget those memories and will always cherish them. I will always remember our talks on fishing at family gatherings.

I was so happy that I was able to take Gene and Bill on Perch trips the last several years with Charter Captains I knew. Especially after Gene sold boat. His boat and fishing were his passion. These trips will always fill my heart with memories.

Kathie and I will always love him and memories of time spent will fill our hearts. Rest in peace and from a Sailor to a Marine "SEMPER FI"

Posted by MIKE & KATHIE PALMER - SEVILLE, OH - Family   January 11, 2019


I am so sorry for your loss. Gene was a great man, my dad Mike Wasdovitch and him worked at Republic Steel Mills (LTV) for many years. My dad and Gene were good friends. He was the most kind, hard working man you will ever meet. I met him through my dad when we went to the fish frys at the Strongsville post. He help my husband get a stone in honor of my husband's dad that fought in Korean War for the memorial. I cannot say enought nice things about Gene. He was such a wonderful man. My heart and prayers go out to the family. God bless you......Lori Wasdovitch-Claus

Posted by Lori Wasdovitch-Claus - Brooklyn, OH - Friend   January 10, 2019

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