James Herbert Wallace, the fourth of his name, died on Saturday March 12 at the age of 64 after a stroke.

He leaves behind 3 sons: James, Sean, and David as well as 2 brothers, Michael and Kevin, and a Sister Diane Wallace-Leavitt. He also leaves behind a daughter-in-law Amy, and a grandson, Hayden.

Born in Cambridge, MA and the son of James Herbert Wallace III and Anne Marie (O’Keefe) Wallace, Jim later traveled the world as an officer in the Navy and settled down in a suburb outside of Philadelphia.

In his early years, Jim was involved in a band and excelled academically. After receiving his Bachelors degree at Emerson College he went on to receive his Masters at Boston State College. Through his academic excellence, he was tested and became a member of Mensa – a designation that he held dear to his heart for the remainder of his life.

After finishing his studies, Jim taught for some time before enlisting in the Navy and going to Officer Candidate School. Being a crew member aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Deyo, Jim traveled to a variety of ports around the world including Italy, Spain, and others. Upon finishing his term of service, Jim had reached the rank of Lieutenant and had a fiancée awaiting his arrival home.

Jim and his wife, Monica, raised 3 sons together in a beautiful home in a suburb of Philadelphia. As a professional, Jim owned a successful startup business and went on to become the CIO of multiple technology companies. With a passion for technology, Jim was ahead of his time and surely endowed his excellence on those around him.

A mass will be held in Cambridge, MA at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 16, 2016 at St. Peter’s for family and friends. St. Peter’s is located at 100 Concord Ave, Cambridge MA 02138. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Rotary International.

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