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Wallace Westerdale

1930 - 2021


Wallace Westerdale, 90 of Waxahachie passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 7, 2021. He was born July 11, 1930 in Macomb, Illinois to Leonard and Loretta (Gilchrist) Westerdale. He was preceded in death by his parents and spouse Virginia.

Wallace was a brilliant math teacher and had a great skill with mechanical things. He was an antique car enthusiast and founding member of the Hudson Club. He loved restoring old cars and owned several Hudsons, Kaisers, and various other automobiles that he had restored or, was currently working to renew. He loved to tell stories and possessed a remarkable memory.

Possibly his only nemesis was his cell phone or the television remote control. He affectionately referred to his "smartphone" as a "dumbphone." It has been noted that he had such difficulty with his phone that he could delete a contact just by looking at it!

Wallace is survived by one daughter & son-in-law, Vicki and George Cerniglia, granddaughters Kimery Shepherd and Jodi Porter and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by two sisters.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of local arrangements.

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Pat Sivill

March 15, 2021 4:56 PM

I remember Wallace when he went to Western High School.  He would bring his sisters up with him each day from their home in the country.  He seemed to be always nice, but I never talked to him much.  I am sure he was very smart and did well in school.  The one big thing I remember is that he drove really fast! Sounds like he lived a good life.  My sympathy to you girls.   Pat Sivill

Vicki Cerniglia

March 14, 2021 9:35 AM

He was the best Dad in the whole world. I miss you. Daddy. I love you.

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