It is with great sadness that the Wallace family announces the passing of Pamela Wallace of Marshallton (West Chester), PA on Thursday morning April 26, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
Affectionately known as Pam, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Alberta Corttis of Lockport, NY. She is survived by her loving husband Richard of 40 years, their son Kevin, their daughter Erin (Wallace) and son-in-law Greg Goebert, her brother Herb Corttis of Thompson, CT and her cherished granddaughters Addison and Kennedy Goebert.
Pam attended Oklahoma City University where she played on the school’s tennis team and was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
After graduating with BSEd in 1975, Pam returned to Lockport where she met and married Rich in 1977. They eventually moved to Marshallton, PA in the early ‘80s where she started her family, worked for years at the Oyster Bar and ran her home cleaning business until diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2014.
She volunteered at the Marshallton Methodist Church and for Nursing Mothers and Caring Clowns at Chester County Hospital. Pam would be described by anyone that knew her as person who showed great love and kindness to all, and who will always be remembered.
Pam’s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for all the expert and compassionate care received from Penn Medicine, and for the many friends that continue to show an outpouring of love and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit family on Sunday, May 6th from 6-8 pm at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave Downingtown, PA, and then at the Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1282 W. Strasburg Rd West Chester, PA on Monday May 7th from 9-10:30 am. A memorial service will follow at 11 am.
It is the families request that those attending either visitation or service, dress casual. Pam would have wanted everyone to be comfortable and would love any floral or Hawaiian shirts.
In lieu of flowers or lasagna, donations may be made in Pam’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org) or the Abramson Cancer Center (www.PennMedicine.org/Abramson/Donate).