John Wallace

Obituary of John Dorman Wallace


Port Allegany - John Dorman “Dorm” Wallace, 92, of Port Allegany, went to be with the Lord, Friday March 8, 2019 in Olean General Hospital.


He was born Feb 22, 1927 in Mannford, OK, a son of John and Garnett Davis Wallace.  He was married to the love of his life for 62 years, Virginia Marie Williams, who passed away in 2013.


Dorm was a graduate of Bradford Area High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was employed by Penelec in Bradford for 47 years, retiring as a district line foreman in 1989.


He was a very active member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Port Allegany, the Knights of Columbus Council #8018, the American Legion Frank Burt Post #258 of Port Allegany, Fri-Wal Enterprises, and the World Karting Association.


He was a great conversationalist with an outgoing personality.  He enjoyed all things automotive, especially Formula 1 racing, local railroad history, and sharing his family heritage of the Bradford and Austin areas.  He loved making his grandchildren laugh with funny songs and jokes.


He leaves many great memories to be cherished by his sons James (Suzanne) Wallace of Smethport, Joseph (Tracy) Wallace of Bolivar, NY, daughters Mary Beth (Steve) Frison of Port Allegany, Barbara (Kevin) O’Donnell of Bradford, Christine (Greg) Michaelian of Stuart, FL, daughter-in-law Carol (Jeffrey) Wallace of Port Allegany, 19 Grandchildren, and 31 Great-Grandchildren.


He was also, preceded in death by an infant daughter Martha Marie, son Jeffrey Wallace, son-in-law Steve Frison, brother William Wallace, and sister Vera Anderson. 


Calling hours begin with a Christian Wake service at 3:45 on Monday, March 11, immediately followed by visitation from 4-7 PM at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 Main St, Port Allegany.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 12, at 10 AM in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor as Celebrant.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.  Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford. 


Memorials are appreciated to:  St Gabriel Catholic Church, Port Area Ambulance Service, American Legion Frank Burt Post #258 of Port Allegany or a memorial of donor’s choice.

 Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2019
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc
105 N. Main St
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States

Mass Of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
203 E. Arnold Ave.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States
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