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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Wallace Raymond McGrew

January 24, 1929November 6, 2019

Wallace Raymond McGrew January 24,1929 - November 6, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Wallace Raymond McGrew announce his passing on November 6, 2019, at the age of 90, following a lengthy illness. Wallace (Mac) was lovingly surrounded by his wife and children at the time of his death. Wallace and Dolores (Mohlin) McGrew were married on August 26, 1950, and shared a remarkable love story. We know how hard it was for him to leave his "beautiful angel".

The devoted dad of Wallace McGrew (wife, Susan), Donna McGrew, Vicki Dickinson Strike (husband, Clifford), the attentive Papa to Matthew Williams (wife, Janet), Katie Widerstrom (husband, Erik), James Dickinson (wife, Christine), Megan Malis (husband, Christopher), Emily McGrew, and Anna Jermakowicz (husband, Walter) and the adored Great Papa to Caroline, Jackson, Nora, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Wallace, Asher, Eugene and Violet.

Wallace was a man of faith who in times such as these, often said God has a plan and He works in mysterious ways. He was a consummate planner and a master of itineraries. Wallace had a ready smile and was always present to guide and to protect. This incredible man leaves a legacy of kindness toward others, a generous spirit, a strong work ethic, steadfast patience, and by his example, Wallace enriched many lives through his life's journey.

A 1950 graduate of Texas A&M University, Wallace was an accomplished businessman and civil engineer. He was a 27-year employee of the Portland Pipe Line Corporation culminating his career as President.

Wallace was a true gentleman who strove to treat everyone with dignity and respect. He enjoyed carpentry, solving Sudoku puzzles, perusing his various daily newspapers and business periodicals, watching football games, walking at Fort Williams with Dodie and their furry friend, Bella, designing handmade cards for Dodie for every special occasion and most especially, he loved family visits. Wallace never left his home without his leather portfolio and Irish tweed cap.

A celebration of Wallace McGrew's life will be held on November 30, 2019 at 11AM, at the First Congregational Church of Scarborough (167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine).

Our family will forever be indebted to the Maine Medical Center and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home for the loving, supportive care provided to Wallace and to his family. Those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Wallace McGrew to:

Maine Medical Center Development Office 22 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

or

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House 11 Hunnewell Road Scarborough, Maine 04074.

  • FAMILY

  • Dolores "Dodie" Mae McGrew, Wife
  • Wallace McGrew (Susan), Son
  • Donna McGrew, Daughter
  • Vicki Dickinson Strike (Clifford), daughter
  • Matthew Williams (Janet), Grandson
  • Katie Widerstrom (Erik), Granddaughter
  • James Dickinson (Christine), Grandson
  • Megan Malis (Christopher), Granddaughter
  • Emily McGrew, Granddaughter
  • Anna Jermakowicz (Walter), Granddaughter
  • Wallace was also the adored Great Papa to Caroline, Jackson, Nora, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Wallace, Asher, Eugene and Violet.
  • DONATIONS

  • Maine Medical Center
  • Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

Services

30 November

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Congregational Church of Scarborough

167 Black Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074

Memories

Wallace Raymond McGrew

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Lori O'Donnell

November 14, 2019

Donna I forgot to mention this in my post. I lost my dad not too long ago and he was my hero and he shares the same birthday of January 24th with your dad. How special. Hugs, Lori

Lori O'Donnell

November 14, 2019

Dear Donna:

I am so very sorry to read of your father's passing. What a lovely tribute to him. He sounds like a wonderful man. There is no love like a father's love. He is your protector and your hero and always will be! May your wonderful memories bring you peace at this most difficult time. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Lori (Fusco) O'Donnell
Maine Medical Center

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Dolores and Wallace, circa 1994

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Megan, Chris Sebastian and Asher

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Vicki and Cliff

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James Ryan, Christy, Vicki and Cliff

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James Ryan, Christy, Wallace and Eugene

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Dolores and Wallace, circa 1994

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Megan, Chris Sebastian and Asher

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Vicki and Cliff

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James Ryan, Christy, Vicki and Cliff

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James Ryan, Christy, Wallace and Eugene

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