Gilbert I. “Gil” Wallach, 64, of River Rd., Eaton, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
He was born February 8, 1948 in Chicago, IL a son of Leon and Anne Sadler Wallach. He was a graduate of the Milford Academy in Connecticut, Morrisville Agricultural & Technical College and the Central Square Driving Academy. Gilbert married Penelope “Penny” Onyan in Erieville. He was a heavy equipment operator, and then Shipping and Receiving Supervisor for Roth Brothers in Syracuse. He had many hobbies that included gardening, wood carving, model trains, fishing, and making silver jewelry. He was a farrier and a horse trainer who helped to start the training program at SUNY Morrisville. He had also worked at a dude ranch in the Catskills as a rodeo rider, blacksmith, trainer, and children’s counselor. He was a fan of baseball, collecting memorabilia as well as being a history buff of the sport. He was a member of the Clan McDonald.
Surviving are his wife, Penny; his children, Heather and John Kobler of Rome; Holly and Mark Loomis of Cassville; Leon and Sara Wallach of Basking Ridge, NJ; Shawn and Janet Wallach of Emmett, UT; Jessica and Toby Alter of Sherburne; and twelve grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 10am until 1pm prior to the service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of his family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome, c/o Upstate Cerebral Palsy, 1020 Mary St., Utica, NY 13501.