Albert J. "Butch" Wallace, Jr., 72, of Irwin died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at home. He was born, January 31, 1948, in Greensburg, a son of the late Albert, Sr. and Sara Zatezelo Wallace. Prior to retirement he worked as a bench hand at Westinghouse Airbreak. Butch's passion was refurbishing Chevy Camaros and rescuing many dogs and cats, especially Momma Cat. He loved to tell others about the adventures of his life. He was a US Navy veteran and Catholic by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Janet Dinger and Sara Jane "Sam" Little and his girlfriend, Jane Laffey. He is survived by five siblings: Millie Cramer and her husband John, Patricia Haggerty and her husband Joe, all of Jeannette, William Wallace and his wife Diane of New Stanton, Kathy Mentch and her husband Dave of Greensburg, and Kenny Wallace and his wife Janie of Penn, Jane's sons; Joey Laffey of Irwin and Dr. Jim Laffey of OH and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00am Saturday in Ascension Church, 615 Division Street, Jeannette with Fr. Michael Sikon as celebrant. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Irwin. To send on-line condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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