In Memory

Hugh H Wallace - Class Of 1932

Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - May 24, 2006

Hugh Wallace Resident of Orinda Hugh Wallace, a 46-year Orinda resident, died at home May 21. He was 92. Born at home in Los Angeles, he later moved with his family to South Pasadena. He lost his mother at age six and was raised by his father Hugh, step-mother Gertrude and older sisters Jane and Grace. An officer and a gentleman, Hugh graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1932, worked for a year, then attended Brown University on a scholarship. After graduating, he began a career in banking, starting as a teller and retiring as a comptroller. He married former classmate Bernice "Sunny" Brush in 1941 - a woman he first admired for her baseball skills in the third grade. Hugh served in World War II as a navigator (lieutenant) on a minesweeper, seeing combat in the major Pacific campaigns. After the war he returned to Southern California. He moved to Orinda in 1959 to work for First Western Bank. He later retired from Hibernia Bank and the Bank of Canton. In retirement he enjoyed traveling with his beloved Sunny, poker with his buddies and dinners at the Casa Orinda. He was also a parishioner at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, continued his life long of music, and was active in SIRS. Hugh is survived by his sister, Grace of San Diego; daughter, Joanna (Doug) of Oakland; sons, Robert (Cindy) of Santa Rosa and Ronald of Orinda. He also is survived by grandchildren, Robert (Amy), Hugh, Heather (Kevin), Matthew, Sarah and Skip and great-grandchildren, Marlena and Justine. Services will be held at 11 o'clock, May 29, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 6013 Lawton Ave, Oakland. Donations may be made to the Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society.