PORTLAND – Gerry Wallace, 64, of Cumberland, has passed away before his time, May 21, 2006, having celebrated his 64th birthday only weeks before. Gerry was a man that loved his family. He was a very personable, gentle, private person, whom few were able to know fully, but those that did, were blessed by the experience. Gerry attended the University of Georgia, the University of Maine, as well as completing postgraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. During his 38 years of service to the Dead River Company, he impacted many lives, in a positive way, as was demonstrated by the outpouring of sentiment at his retirement party three years ago. After retiring he served as chairman of the Maine Oil Dealers Association and was also establishing his own consulting firm. Gerry enjoyed Maine, having been born in Georgia and spending a short period of time there as an adult, he came back to the place he enjoyed most, the coast of Maine. He took every opportunity to reside at his summer cottage on Frenchman’s Bay, the one place he truly called home. In the company of his wife, Colleen and his many dogs, this was heaven on earth to him. Gerry is survived by his wife and companion of 45 years, Colleen. They shared much in life, with so many fond memories; these will be missed the most. May he always be on the wings of angels. Gerry is also survived by his three sons and their families, Wesley and his wife, Jan, and their children, Lisa, Cathy, Jennifer, Amanda, Katie and Kristin; Stephen and his wife, Petrea, and their daughter, Chelsea; Michael and his wife, Hershey and their son, Derek. Gerry is also survived by his brother, Robin C. Wallace and his wife, Gail; his sisters, Margie and her husband, Billy Mayfield and Joyce Martin; his aunt and uncle, Velma and Olin Coile; his mother and father-in-law, Lois and Cameron MacGregor; his stepfather, Charlie McDaniel; his stepmother, Edna Wallace; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Elaine McDaniel; his father, John C. Wallace; and his sister, Charlane McDaniel. Memorial services for Gerry will be held Thursday, May 25, at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, with visiting hours 4:30-6:30 p.m. followed by a brief service at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Bunker Memorial Cemetery in South Gouldsboro, ME. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Gerry Wallace, to the Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.