JOHN ALBERT WALLACE

Posted On November 2nd, 2018 -

JOHN ALBERT WALLACETwo brothers were born on Oahu in the 1920's. One was cool, but one had a big heart. One was clever and became financially successful while one poured love and kindness into the lives of others. The family struggled through the depression and the brothers lost their father early in life. One got a full scholarship to private school and moved out while one remained at home near Diamond Head, caring for his mom until she died at 83. One fathered a family but left them, the other stepped into a family, promised forever and meant it. John Albert Wallace worked at Pearl Harbor for 40 years and never took even one sick day. On December 7th, 1941 he survived a horror filled Sunday and gave all he could to other survivors and those who didn't make it through. In his 50's, he met a woman who was attracted to him. She was the mother of two girls who would soon grow to love their new dad. When he married Sharon, he didn't know he would be her total care provider for the last 10 years of her life. John's friends at church helped him keep his promise to love through sickness and in health while health for the family, was in short supply. When John aged beyond his ability to live on his own, his daughter Karina devoted her life to care for him. No one ever took better care of anyone, anywhere. A graveside service will be held to honor John on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery. Those who are missing John, his daughters Karina and Aina, nieces, Jami and Bobbi, his nephew Jay along with dear friends, remain behind to put into practice the legacy of love he demonstrated throughout his life.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran