An­drea T. Wal­lace


The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Emma Brown

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.

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