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Wallace "Mac" McGrew '50 November 27, 2019 10:57 AM updated: November 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home obituary
199 Woodford Street
Portland, ME

Wallace Raymond McGrew
JANUARY 24, 1929 – NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Wallace Raymond McGrew January 24,1929 - November 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Wallace Raymond McGrew announce his passing on November 6, 2019, at the age of 90, following a lengthy illness. Wallace (Mac) was lovingly surrounded by his wife and children at the time of his death. Wallace and Dolores (Mohlin) McGrew were married on August 26, 1950, and shared a remarkable love story. We know how hard it was for him to leave his "beautiful angel".

The devoted dad of Wallace McGrew (wife, Susan), Donna McGrew, Vicki Dickinson Strike (husband, Clifford), the attentive Papa to Matthew Williams (wife, Janet), Katie Widerstrom (husband, Erik), James Dickinson (wife, Christine), Megan Malis (husband, Christopher), Emily McGrew, and Anna Jermakowicz (husband, Walter) and the adored Great Papa to Caroline, Jackson, Nora, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Wallace, Asher, Eugene and Violet.

Wallace was a man of faith who in times such as these, often said God has a plan and He works in mysterious ways. He was a consummate planner and a master of itineraries. Wallace had a ready smile and was always present to guide and to protect. This incredible man leaves a legacy of kindness toward others, a generous spirit, a strong work ethic, steadfast patience, and by his example, Wallace enriched many lives through his life's journey.

A 1950 graduate of Texas A&M University, Wallace was an accomplished businessman and civil engineer. He was a 27-year employee of the Portland Pipe Line Corporation culminating his career as President.

Wallace was a true gentleman who strove to treat everyone with dignity and respect. He enjoyed carpentry, solving Sudoku puzzles, perusing his various daily newspapers and business periodicals, watching football games, walking at Fort Williams with Dodie and their furry friend, Bella, designing handmade cards for Dodie for every special occasion and most especially, he loved family visits. Wallace never left his home without his leather portfolio and Irish tweed cap.

A celebration of Wallace McGrew's life will be held on November 30, 2019 at 11AM, at the First Congregational Church of Scarborough (167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine).

Our family will forever be indebted to the Maine Medical Center and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home for the loving, supportive care provided to Wallace and to his family. Those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Wallace McGrew to:

Maine Medical Center Development Office 22 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102


Gosnell Memorial Hospice House 11 Hunnewell Road Scarborough, Maine 04074.

Dolores "Dodie" Mae McGrew, Wife
Wallace McGrew (Susan), Son
Donna McGrew, Daughter
Vicki Dickinson Strike (Clifford), daughter
Matthew Williams (Janet), Grandson
Katie Widerstrom (Erik), Granddaughter
James Dickinson (Christine), Grandson
Megan Malis (Christopher), Granddaughter
Emily McGrew, Granddaughter
Anna Jermakowicz (Walter), Granddaughter
Wallace was also the adored Great Papa to Caroline, Jackson, Nora, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Wallace, Asher, Eugene and Violet.

Maine Medical Center
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House


Celebration of Life
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

167 Black Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074

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