Wallace F. Pullen III
Wallace F. Pullen III, 39, of Hudson, NY, passed away Wednesday May 6, 2020 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness of which he could fight no longer.
Wally is the son of Mildred “Dolly” (Harder) Pullen of Hudson, and Wallace F. Pullen Jr. of West Ghent both of whom survive him. Wally is also survived by his brother Travis J. Pullen (Laura Deters) of Spring Hill, FL, his fiancé Ann Griffin of Hudson, and her son and daughter Daniel and Caitlin Jennings, a daughter Myley Rose Pullen of MA, and his grandmother Blossom A. Pullen of Stottville.
Wally also leaves behind many aunts and uncles including Bonnie (Harder) and Jim Ostoyich of Germantown, Nancy (Harder) and Fred Fontaine of Hudson, Connie (Harder) and Bob Horton of Germantown, Donna (Pullen) Manchuck and Mark Pullen both of Stottville. Wally was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Wallace F. Pullen Sr. of Stottville, and his maternal grandparents John F. and Shirley E. Harder of Germantown.
Wally was an excellent guitar player, and a big fan of stock car racing. He went to Lebanon Valley Speedway with his grandfather every week, and raced with his friends on the computer. He was a fan of Mark Martin. He also enjoyed attending races at various locations with his uncle Mark. Wally had been employed as an accomplished welder and fabricator with Wally’s Welding, and more recently with Bill Baldwin and Sons learning to operate heavy equipment. Wally attended school in the Chatham School District, and also attended St John’s Episcopal Church in Stockport, where he served as an acolyte in his younger years.
Visitation for family members and close friends will be Friday May 8, at the Bates & Anderson Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home from 4-6:30pm with a service beginning at 6:30pm. Current health guidelines and appropriate distancing are mandated. Following cremation, Wally’s ashes will be interred with his grandfather in Mellenville Union Cemetery. A reception celebrating Wally’s life will be announced at a later date.