In Memoriam – John Wallace

April 14, 2017

John Wallace, one of the founding partners of Wallace Montgomery, has passed away at the age of 88. John brought a high level of technical acumen and precision to his work on many significant highway, bridge, and utilities-related projects. He served as an inspector on the first Chesapeake Bay bridge and as a structural engineer on projects for the Washington, DC, metro system. He started his career in 1952 with J. E. Greiner Company as a construction inspector and resident engineer. He then served as the Chief of Construction Inspection for the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Department of Public Works; a Structural and Civil Project Engineer for Whitman Requardt & Associates; and Senior Vice President for Kidde Consultants. In 1985, John joined Jim Montgomery’s bridge remediation firm, and together, they made that firm Wallace, Montgomery & Associates, LLP. John’s reputation as a seasoned construction manager solidified the company’s reputation and relationships with public agencies, and helped to drive the growth of bridge and bridge replacement projects, as well as roadway design and civil engineering work. John always instilled a sense of humor, creativity, and verve into everything he did. He was a Renaissance man, able to discuss opera and ancient history along with the most technical aspects of any given project (and before weaving in a slightly ribald joke or two). Anyone who has had the honor and the pleasure to collaborate with him will miss his stories and his guidance; and of course, they will miss his warm, hearty laugh. He is survived by two children and three grandchildren.

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