October 08, 2011

Bernard G Wallace, Sr

Chester Township, Bernard G Wallace, Sr., 85, died on October 8, 2011 at the Veteran’s Hospital in East Orange. Bernie was born in Simpson, PA and lived in Berkley Heights before moving to Chester 45 years ago. He served in the U S Navy during WW II as a Seaman First Class on the USS Sampson (DD 394). Bernie was a member of the Berkley Heights V F W, the American Legion in Chester, and the Chester Bowling League. In 1966 he bought the Muskrat Inn, now known as Bernie’s Hillside Lounge in Chester which, still today, brings live music and entertainment to their family owned business.

  He is survived by his wife Marge of 62 years, and by his children; Bernie (and Connie) Wallace, Jr. of Great Meadows and Susan Wallace of East Stroudsburg, PA. He also leaves his 3 grandchildren; Tory Wallace of Houston, TX, Eric Wallace of Chester, and Jenna Wallace of Great Meadows, sister Antoinette Mroczka of Simpson, PA, many nieces, nephews, and our very dear friend Thecla Marraro. Bernie was one of 14 children and was predeceased by 12 of his siblings.

Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna (973-584-7264) davishepplewhitefh.com on Wednesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am, at St. Lawrence R C Church in Chester, with the interment to follow at the N J Veteran’s Cemetery in Wrightstown. Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, alzfdn.org
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