In Memorial

Morton "Mort" Wallace

Date of Death: July 12th, 2021
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Obituary

Photo By  : Morton "Mort" Wallace, age 84 of Mundelein, Illinois Life partner of Rose Marie Clark for almost 40 years. Born in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago, September 11, 1936, Mort attended Roosevelt High School, and Roosevelt College '58 where he was a member of the wrestling team. He married in his junior year and went on to earn his business accounting degree. While working as an accountant in the lighting industry and serving in the Army Reserves, he learned the lamp manufacturing business inside and out and launched Armitage Lamp, his own lamp manufacturing business. Mort left the lamp business in the 80's and used his natural sales skills, gift a gab and great ability to tell a story or a joke as his passport to becoming a top payroll salesman at PAYCHEX where in a short time he became District Sales Manager. He continued to remain in contact with friends he made there until the end. Mort and Rose Marie retired in 1996 spending more time with family, friends and distant cousins. In 2008 they moved to Grand Dominion in Mundelein. Mort quickly became involved with the community and the people and made many friends. Over time he was named Resident of the Year, Chairman of the Property and Grounds Commission and President of the Board of Directors. Mort was extremely generous, honest in works and deeds and approached life with gusto. He was a lifelong avid Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan. He loved being involved with everything. He enjoyed card games with the guys and family poker nights, figuring out tricky tasks of any kind, and get togethers with family, friends and neighbors. He looked forward to time with extended family and reliving old family stories. He loved to read, listen to music, working in the garden, working with his hands. He always made everything better. He loved a good meal, nice clothes, great cars and NEATNESS! Mort leaves three cherished sons, Jay (Linda Kincaid, Life Partner), Lee (Jill Ziegler, Fiancé),and Earl. Four loved grandchildren, Vanessa, Katherine, Melanie and Derrick and four great grandchildren. Mort will be missed by many, especially family members, but most of all by Rose Marie. Chapel Service 10:30 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society (donate3/cancer.org). Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, www.shalom2.com or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Thursday, July 15th at 10:30 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Interment:
Randhill Park Cemetery
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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July 15th, 2021

Mort and his boys. Jay Wallace

Always in our hearts.

~Jay Wallace
~Son, Algonquin, IL



July 15th, 2021

 Vanessa Wallace

Loved always!

~Vanessa Wallace
~Granddaughter, Nevada



July 15th, 2021

 Jay Wallace

With love and memories.

~Jay Wallace
~Son, Algonquin, IL



July 15th, 2021

 Vanessa Wallace

Loved always!

~Vanessa Wallace
~Granddaughter, Nevada



July 14th, 2021

Rose Marie & Mort from our neighborhood directory. Bill & Gloria Sinclair

When we first moved into Grand Dominion fourteen years ago, I was walking our dog Beauregard the beagle. Mort came out of his house and said, “I know you from Prospect Heights!”. (He recognized the dog and me in my shorts.) It has been a great honor and pleasure to know Mort and Rose Marie all these years. – Gloria &Bill Sinclair

~Bill & Gloria Sinclair
~friends & neighbor, Mundelein, Illinois



July 14th, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rose Marie and Mort's three sons and families. He will be greatly missed. He was very vocal and cared deeply about his place and Neighborhood One! Will miss seeing him drive by our place in his shinny new Cadilac. Shirley & Bob Schmidt

~Robert Schmidt
~Neighbor, MUNDELEIN



July 14th, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rose Marie and Mort's sons and families. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood and throughout Grand Dominion. He was always very vocal and cared about his place and especially Neighborhood One. Shirley & Bob Schmidt

~Robert Schmidt
~Neighbor, MUNDELEIN



July 14th, 2021

Rose Marie
Our condolences to you and Morts sons. What can we say about Mort…..
Kindness, funny, honest, gracious and loving!
We will miss you Mort…..you were a great friend.
Love, Don & Char

~Don & Charlene Bayerle
~Good friend, Mundelein Il



July 14th, 2021

Saturday mornings in the fitness center at the Lodge won’t be the same without you and your ‘intense’ workouts. I always appreciated your friendship and dedication to Grand Dominion. RIP.

~Larry Bogrow
~Friend & neighbor, Mundelein, IL



July 14th, 2021

 Jen Freels

photo provided by family

~Jen Freels
~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights, IL



July 13th, 2021

Till we hug again... CHRIS MADSEN

Dear Uncle Mort,

This Blanket of Love is a keepsake of many of the wonderful days spent with you and Auntie Roe, that will always be treasured memories. Oh, how we always enjoyed sharing a belly laugh with you and we were so grateful for the life lessons you so generously shared with us.
We were so blessed to have you in our lives and your memory will be with us with every heartbeat.
God bless you and keep you.
With all our love,
Chris, Lori, Sweet Pea and Martini
XOXOX

~CHRIS MADSEN
~Nephew, Orange


Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit Dates For Morton "Mort" Wallace

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
3rd of Av 57827/31/2022
3rd of Av 57837/21/2023
3rd of Av 57848/7/2024
3rd of Av 57857/28/2025
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