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Dale N. Wallace, 48, formerly of Buffalo's West Side, died of cancer Friday (Dec. 26, 1997) in his Jacksonville, N.C., home.

A native of Canandaigua, Wallace grew up in Silver Creek and was a 1967 graduate of Silver Creek High School. In 1996, he earned an associate's degree in biomedical technology from the South Campus of Erie Community College.

For 28 years, Wallace worked as a welder-assembler for Buffalo Forge Co. He and his family moved to Jacksonville about a year and a half ago after he was laid off from Buffalo Forge. In Jacksonville, he was employed as a biomedical technician at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Wallace was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kenmore and its folk-singing group.

He and his wife, the former Karen A. Strauch of Jacksonville, were married for 26 years.

Besides his wife, survivors include three daughters, Kristina and Carrie, both of Buffalo, and Amy of Jacksonville; his mother, Eleanor R. of Allentown, Pa.; two sisters, Dianne MacDonald of Emmaus, Pa., and Laura Warner of Bethlehem, Pa.

A memorial Mass was offered today in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, Jacksonville. [ulrch]

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