Elmer A. Wallace

December 18, 1990

Elmer A. "Wally" Wallace, 80, a Baltimore native and a pioneer in the telescope-picture business on the boardwalk at Ocean City, died Dec. 8 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after several heart attacks.

Mr. Wallace, who lived on Southerly Road in Towson, retired about 10 years ago from Royaltone Studios, which he founded 30 years earlier. The company specialized in taking slide photographs that are viewed through tiny telescopes.

Also, he once owned the Shertle Galleries in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and on the boardwalk in Ocean City. The galleries sold paintings and offered pastel portraits.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Ruth L. Wallace; two daughters through marriage, Kathleen M. Hart of Lutherville and Patricia Patton of White Marsh; a sister, Florence Wright of Towson; a brother, Melvin Wallace of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

At Mr. Wallace's request, no service was held. The family suggested contributions to the Arthritis Foundation.

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