Royal Andrew Wallace III of Seabrook, NH, and formerly of Newport and Claremont, NH, died April 14, 2020, in Portsmouth, NH.
He was born December 19, 1939 in Claremont to Royal A. Wallace, Jr. and Vetelyn (Paradis) Wallace. He graduated from Towle High School in Newport in 1958 and went on to marry the one love of his life, Sandra Lee (Patton) Wallace, on September 17, 1960. They would have shared 60 years together this year. Royal was a devoted son, husband, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather who gave his life to caring for his family. He could be found on any given day, in any circumstance or surroundings, telling a funny joke or trying to make people and children alike, simply laugh. He had a zest for life like no other and enjoyed spending time with his family whenever he was able. His love for his children was evidenced whenever he spoke to others telling stories about the good ol’ days. To Keith he was his rock and to Michele he was her protector up until the very end. He was genuine and he genuinely loved people. He began by serving his community by pioneering the first program for EMTs in New England, being chosen from 28 other hopefuls. He went on to become the Director of the Newport Municipal Ambulance Service for many years and an instructor at the VoTech in Claremont to train EMTs. He saved countless numbers of lives throughout his career. He was appointed by the Governor of the State of NH to serve as the Vice President of the NH Ambulance Commission for a term. He also worked as an area printer for the Argus Champion and Eagle Times for many years, along with several years spent working at Sturm Ruger in Newport, NH. He was the chairman of the Bicentennial Program for the Town of Newport for which he received a prestigious badge of honor. He was the chairman of the Jaycees in Newport, NH, and was involved in the Newport Winter Carnival for many years.
Royal was predeceased by his father and mother, brother Kenneth Wallace of Boston, MA, and sister Avis Stacy of Newport, NH.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Sandra, of Seabrook, NH, his son, Keith G. Wallace and his partner Angela Maria da Silva Santos of Nashua, NH, his daughter, Michele Lee Parliman and her partner William Zyla of Hampton, NH, his granddaughter Alicia Anne Langille and husband Charles of Bennington, NH, grandson Charles Zachary Wallace of Claremont, NH, granddaughter Danielle Lee McGrail and husband Scott of Hampton, NH, granddaughter Alexis Alanna Parliman of Claremont, NH and great-granddaughter Scarlett Maeve McGrail of Hampton, NH. He also leaves behind his sister Sandra Duling and her husband Paul of Newport, NH, sister Brenda Wallace of Claremont, NH, brother Richard Wallace of St. Petersburg, FL, brother-in-law Harry Stacy of Newport, NH, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins who often referred to him as “Uncle Bobo.” He was the life of every party and he will be forever missed by all those who knew and loved him.
A graveside service will be held privately at Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont. A celebration of his life will be scheduled for a later date.
Donations may be made to the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743 towards funeral expenses.
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