Published in Flint
Journal from August 25 to August 27, 2012
Age 88, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Logan Memorial Hospital
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at
Holy Family Parish, 11804 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Father Ken
Friends will gather at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time
of the Memorial Mass. Interment of cremains will follow at All Saints
Those desiring may make contributions to Elaine Grohovsky for a Brick
with Wally's name on it for the Jerusalem Cross at Father Ryan High School
for the Athletic Complex.
Wallace was born in Flint, Michigan on December 22, 1923, the son of the
late Martha and Walter Jakowczyk. After graduating from St. Mary's High
School, he played baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies Farm Team, and
was inducted into the Great Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. He retired
from Andaconda Aluminum, Terre Haute, IN.
He married Barbara Brown on January 6, 1951, they made their home in Terre
Haute and Florida and she preceded him in death in 1995.
Surviving are son, Jack Jakowczyk; daughter, Elaine (Gary) Grohovsky;
daughter-in-law, Patti Jakowczyk; grandchildren, Melissa (Victor) Dodson,
Brad Grohovsky, Ryan and
Eric Jakowczyk, Aimee Minett; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard
(May) Jakowczyk; sisters, Joanne Kehler and Marcie (Eric) Wohleben; several
nieces, nephews, cousins and special "Little sister", cousin,
Paula (David) Buick.
He was preceded in death by; wife; brother, Lewis; sisters, Pat Jakowczyk,
Dorothy Smorch and Mary Ann Wells.