In Memory: Wallace Ruch Jr. '57, OD '58

Wallace Henry Ruch Jr. '57, OD '58 passed away on Oct. 1, 2019 at the age of 90.

Wallace received his Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific, and returned to Modesto, CA to begin his optometry practice. While practicing optometry for forty years, Wallace and his wife Catherine raised three sons and three daughters and were very active in their community. Ruch Jr. was also a member of the choir at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and both a board member and the president of the Modesto Community Concert Association. 

Wallace is survived by his six children: Wallace III (Kathi) of Modesto, Stephen (Kathleen) of Sacramento, John (Leah) of Morgan Hill, Elizabeth Gates (Dave) of Cameron Park, Louise Wortham (Anthony) of Chico, and Mary Cline (David) of Modesto, seventeen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019