Andrea T. Wallace
Andrea T. Wallace, 52, an optometrist in Warrenton for more than 20 years, died Dec. 26 at her home in Warrenton. She had cancer.
Dr. Wallace established her own optometry practice in the mid-1980s and worked there until shortly before her death.
Andrea Turchi was born in Philadelphia and moved to the Washington area when she was young. She graduated in 1976 from Magruder High School in Rockville.
She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., and an optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston.
Dr. Wallace was a past president of the Warrenton Lions Club, through which she donated eye exams in Warrenton and in communities in southwestern Virginia. She was a recent recipient of the Lions’ Melvin Jones Fellowship award for her volunteer service.
She was a member of the Virginia Optometric Association and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Catlett, Va., where she was a volunteer, including as music director.
Dr. Wallace played the viola with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and also played guitar.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Paul N. Wallace of Warrenton; a daughter, Becky Wallace of Warrenton; a stepson, Paul N. Wallace IV of Warrenton; her mother, Flora Turchi of Warrenton; four brothers, John Turchi of Nelson County, Va., Walter Turchi of Rockville, Richard Turchi of Olney and Domenic Turchi Jr. of Urbana; two sisters, Donna Turchi of San Francisco and Maria Turchi of Warrenton; and two grandchildren.