James Harlan Wallace

Nov 12, 2012
James Harlan Wallace

Friendship — James Harlan Wallace, 83, passed away at his home in Friendship on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

Harlan was born July 4, 1929 to Nellie Winchenpaw Wallace and Charles Addison Wallace. Harlan spent his entire life in Friendship working in the fishing industry. He owned and operated Wallace Shellfish, Inc. from 1972 until he sold it to the Friendship Lobster Co-op in 1997. Recently, the Friendship Boat Races were dedicated to him for his more than 60 years of service in the fishing industry.

He continued to stay involved with local fisherman working with his son, Larry, at Wallace Lobster Corp. He was honorably discharged in 1953 from the U.S. Naval Reserve. He enjoyed his family, his dog Bernie and playing cards with friends.

Harlan was predeceased by his parents, daughter, Jane Wallace, sisters, Ava Wallace, Annie Hutchins, Evelyn Winchenbach and brother, Robert Wallace and by his wife, Nancy Wallace. He is survived by his four children, Virginia (Wallace) Blouin and husband David of South Portland, Harlan Wallace and wife Kathy, Larry Wallace and wife Jane, all of Friendship, Patricia (Wallace) Barton and husband Jim of Whitefield and his brother Douglas Wallace of Waldoboro. He also leaves grandchildren, Tammy McKibben of Cape Elizabeth, Vickki Colwick of South Carolina; Kristen Weeks and Ernie Wallace both of Friendship; Kelly Wallace of Virginia; Jesse, Megan, and Kayla Barton, all of Whitefield; great-grandchildren, Katie Colwick of South Carolina; Jack and Molly McKibben of Cape Elizabeth; Kylie Weeks and Trent Wallace, both of Friendship; his beloved dog, Bernie, who was constantly by his side. He is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that he cared for deeply.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Village Cemetery in Friendship. Rev. Robert Dorr will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harlan’s memory may be made to the Pine Tree Camp, P.O. Box 518, Bath,ME 04530.

You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.



Comments (1)
Posted by: Kimberly A. Richards | Nov 14, 2012 11:56

Harlan was a staple figure in Friendship.  Always ready with a smile and a wave.  I, as well as everyone else, will miss him dearly.  Watch over all our fisherman, Harlan.  Thanks for all you have done for our town.

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