Remembering Peg Wallace
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thresa brown, 408 elm st.stevensville,md 21666, September 16th, 2008 11:25 am, United States of America toggle

dear chris and susan,
i am very sorry to hear about peg,she was a very sweet person,i had only met her a few times.i am sure she is with god.and with you all the time.again i am sorry.

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Sally Mitchell, Severna Park, April 23rd, 2008 7:53 am, United States of America toggle

Dear Chris and Susan,

Peg - what a wonderful woman she was. I will always
hold a special place in my heart for the kindness she showed to me as a "green kid" in the real estate world. My sincere thoughts are with you and your family.

Sally Harman Mitchell

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Cindy Larom, Rapid City, SD, April 16th, 2008 8:19 pm, United States of America toggle

Oh Peg,

I just found out about your passing and I have cried buckets of tears and also have had many smiles remembering you. Growing up in Annapolis I was so lucky to know you during my childhood from weekend sailing trips on our family's Bristol to visits to your lovely Victorian house. I remember visiting the garden you said just grew no matter what you did and the tours you gave of your house. Every item there always had a wonderful, personal story.

You were always a lighthouse of love and warmth - a constant, shiny, beautiful, bubbly presence loved by all. During stormy times that my family weathered, you were also a beacon of light guiding us to rescue, warmth and shelter - giving us advice if we wanted it but always, always sharing your love any time (night or day) that we needed you. Somehow, even during those hard times for us, there would be something witty or humorous said by you and we would all bubble with needed laughter, lightening our load. What a generous soul you are.

As an adult, I was honored to be a friend of yours. I always looked forward to and enjoyed visiting you when I traveled back to Eastport from the other coast and now the midwest. I will miss your lovely smile, husky voice and wonderful hugs. You have and always will be an inspiration to me. I know that with your influence I am on a better path in this life because I shared a portion of it with you. In that higher place where you are now, I know you are still doling out the love and laughs to all.

Much, Much Love,
Cindy Larom

P.S. to Chris, Thank-you for providing this forum for us all to share our memories and love for you Mom. I know you know this, but she mentioned you and the rest of your family often when we talked and loved you all very much.

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Judy Brennan, Annapolis, MD, April 9th, 2008 12:24 pm, United States of America toggle

"Well behaved women seldom make history." Does that sound familiar? It's been a bumper sticker on the back of Peg's car for as long as I can remember.
As a rookie realtor at one of our weekly meetings upstairs at the Riva Road office, I said to her that I wanted to be just like her when I grow up. She replied, "Honey, I'm still working on that!"
Peg was kind to me then and I believe we became friends while participating in her museum and many other maritime, Eastport and real estate activities over the years.
I still want to be just like her when I grow up!

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Evie Swink, Eastport Elementary School, April 9th, 2008 9:15 am, United States of America toggle

Ms. Peg will always hold a special place in our hearts. She contributed so much time and effort in providing our 4th grade children with a May basket workshop for the past several years, giving them the opportunity to create and take home a wonderful arrangement for their families. The children were so proud of their own May Baskets. Thank you, thank you Peg for supporting our children. We are all so grateful.

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Mary Kay & Mike Gordon, Annapolis, Maryland, April 8th, 2008 3:49 pm, United States of America toggle

Quote : "Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door" Emily Dickenson apparently said that, and I think Peg lived it. She was a great great lady and will be missed by so many of us. Our hearts go out to Chris and to all of Peg's family.

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Scotti Preston, Annapolis, April 8th, 2008 12:14 pm, United States of America toggle

How wonderful it is to see this picture of Peg as I remember her best!

I'm so blessed to have embraced and been embraced by Peg. I've always had a special place in my heart for Peg (my grandmother's namesake). Anytime I'd hear her voice on the phone (a distinct sound it is too, belonging only to her), I'd cheer right up! She always took time to ask how I was doing with a disarming sincerity and hear me out completely when I was on my gift-of-gab roll.

Her comebacks were short, sweet, honest, to the point and priceless. Like many have said before me, she had quite a sense of humor, and as I love to laugh, it was very hard to contain myself from guffawing so the whole office would wonder what in the world...LOL

She would often share a story about her own life, just to demonstrate that there's very little I felt or experienced that she herself hadn't at sometime felt or experienced, in short, that I wasn't alone.

I shudder to think how long it's been since I've seen Peg. I regret this. However, what I do remember about the last time was that she had me in her home, among her eclectic collections and vibrant colors, that'd we'd just come from the Naval Academy and that she was incredibly humble and self effacing regarding her health challenges, smoothing away ones concern for her.

I always holding onto Peg a little longer... Always wrapping the little lady up in my bear hugs, always happy to do whatever she needed of me, whenever she called were it in my power, because that's the power Peg had over me!

I love you, Peg. I'm blessed to love you, Peg! I feel you now, Peg. Say hello to Peggy for me, will ya?

My sincerest condolences to you, her beloved family, and family of friends! Love, Scotti

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Arlene Kaye Berlin, Crownsville, Maryland, April 7th, 2008 10:04 pm, United States of America toggle

I met Peg back in l978 when she sold me a house. She, of course, went with the house. Its hard to believe that so many years have passed. Thirty years of trading local gossip and jokes. Our conversations always included jokes. Peg's humor helped her sail through some pretty rough seas.

While everyone knows how great Peg was -so diverse, dynamic,creative, and unique, it was her family that gave her the greatest pleasure. Conversations were always peppered with stories about Russ, Chris & Suz,and the accomplishments of the grandchildren.

As to her approach to life,her favorite line taken from Mame was "Life's a banquet and most people are starving to death." Peg never starved. She was always first at the Banquet table of life. She lived!!

I am fortunate to have known her.

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Cindy Fletcher Holden, Eastport, April 7th, 2008 5:21 pm, United States of America toggle

Robert and I just returned from a big trip to this sad news. No doubt we will miss her.
The thing that impressed me most about Peg was that she was ageless. She and I could have any kind of conversation, about any topic, and I was never aware of our age differences. She was hip and cool by today's young standards. I even sought her advice on what shoes to wear to an art opening and she of course picked the most radical pair!
I only wish that I had met her much earlier, but I'll take what I got!
We'll miss Peg very much.
Cindy and Robert Holden

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Judy and Art Ebersberger, Severna Park, April 7th, 2008 12:28 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg Wallace-
A lady who loved her passions--her Family, her Community and her Friends.
The Family will miss her, but will remember her in many personal ways that will help to make their missing her possible.
The Community will remember her for having made a difference while she was here and gave of her time and talent willingly.
The Friends, of which Judy and I were fortunate to be included, will also remember the good times and impact that Peg had on our lives.

Art and Judy Ebersberger

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Carolyn and Ray Wasdyke, Stevensville, MD, April 7th, 2008 10:50 am, United States of America toggle

Ray and I were fortunate to know Peg when we would get together at Chris and Susan's house on Kent Island, and occasionally at the Costal Conservation meetings. I remember that the last time we were together I told her how much I admired her, and that I wished that I had the chance to know her even better. She was in remission then, and in her own classic way said, "Well, you had better hurry up"... We consider ourselves fortunate to have known Peg, and our heartfealt love and condolences are with Chris and Susan and family, as well as all of her dear friends who were part of her extended family. Love, Carolyn & Ray

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Elaine Mumford, Annapolis, Maryland, April 7th, 2008 9:25 am, United States of America toggle

Peg Wallace was my cousin. Mostly through the accident of geography we met one another only on the rarest occasion until we were both middle-aged. From our first meeting after my family moved to Annapolis I was captivated by Peg's warm hospitality, wonderful sense of humor and attention to our families' mutual history. Over the year's I came to know the Peg that so many have described here. My great regret is that we didn't see one another often enough, but when we were together I always felt as though I was with my best friend. My respect for Peg's abilities and my love for her great and generous heart will be with me for the rest of my life. Her "Hi, Honey," will forever bring a tear and a smile. I loved you dearly, Peg. I will miss you so very much. Elaine Mumford

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Janet Hannsz, Queenstown, Maryland, April 7th, 2008 7:07 am, United States of America toggle

In 1975 I signed on as a RE agent at Chris Coile and Asso. on General's Hwy..(office closed years ago).

In a few years I decided to change companies and went with Robert Giddings..then near the Annapolis Market House. It was there in Annapolis that I remember meeting struck me then that she was such a humble, kind lady, with a quick was not until after I met her that I was told she was Chris Coile's mother..I was stunned in a way, as during those years, Chris was the real king of real estate in the area. She was always so down to earth and ready to lend a hand..not long after getting my license, I was a divorced, single mom raising a child on my own; I certainly admire Peg and have enjoyed all the postings to this site..she was truly a grand lady.

Chris, I know you know how lucky you were to have such a fine person for a mother..

Janet Hannsz, Long & Foster, Kent Island

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Jack Steffey, Annapolis, MD, April 6th, 2008 2:27 pm, United States of America toggle

Jon & Chris,

In 1962 a young mother living in Glen Burnie came into our Real Estate office in Severna Park (which happened to be one room and a bathroom) contracts were signed in the bathroom more often than not. It was then that Peg began her long career in Real Estate.

In 1967 Peg brought in this handsome young man that had just gradutated from college. The rest is history. The handsome young man was Chris.

Jack Steffey

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ADM Caryl P. Weiss, TN, Bay Ridge, Annapolis, April 5th, 2008 7:12 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg was one of the first people whom I met upon moving to Annapolis from Texas. I admired her honesty, her love of life, her straight-forwardness, her no BS attitude. Although we didn't spend a lot of time together, I felt very close to her; she opened her heart and her life to me. Peg was the kind of woman that we all would like to be: graceful, strong, loving, and wise. She was one-of-a-kind, and the world was that much better for having her walk God's green earth.
Thank you for your time with us, Peg. You showed us what a truly good human being is.

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David Greene and Rose Previte, Washington, DC, April 4th, 2008 5:45 pm, United States of America toggle

I had the pleasure of meeting Peg once, visiting with her grandson and my dear friend, Zac. It is hard to think of another person who leaves such a lasting impression so quickly. I can still remember talking to Peg about her old Jimmy Buffett records, and about who makes the best crab cakes in town. She had this way of making a new guest feel like her best buddy. What an extraordinary person to cherish, what an extraordinary life to celebrate. Zac, we know how much you meant to Peg, and how much she meant to you. We are thinking of you and your whole family, and hope you are finding peace in all the rich memories. Love, David and Rose

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Jocelyn Walton, Annapolis, MD, April 4th, 2008 5:31 pm, United States of America toggle

What a special tribute this is...How wonderful it is to read the touching, funny, memorable anecdotes that demonstrate how Peg touched so many lives. We knew she was special to us...and now we know how special she was to so many others. I will miss walking down the hall to visit and talk...about Annapolis, books, our children, life...I am thankful for the blessing of having her in my life and to feel her love,if only for this short time.

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Duncan Walton, Annapolis, MD, April 4th, 2008 4:58 pm, United States of America toggle

To Peg's family and friends,

In 2006, I became friends with Peg after becoming one of her neighbors. I was particularly taken by her warm gracious manner, readiness to share information and extend herself in other helpful ways, and joy of good conversation on a wide variety of topics. Her family, politics, care for her community, current events, and even matters of importance to me held her attention. Good jokes were always appreciated.

Peg's vitality will long be remembered: she toughed out the difficult and adverse currents of life. Her zest for life was quite strong. She holds a special place in my memory bank.

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Mike Mayer, Seattle, April 4th, 2008 7:33 am, United States of America toggle

Man, do I have vivid memories of her from the Harundale days, when the Mayers and the Coiles were neighbors. She was a woman for all seasons, if I may say so. Glamor, intelligence, sophistication - she had it all. She made such an impression on me as a kid in the late fifties and early sixties. I remember her collection of Jazz albums that sparked an early interest in modern music, Dave Brubeck and John Coltrane to name a few along with Broadway and classical music. She had a certain beatnik spirit of freedom and zest for life about her that was irresistible. Being around her was my first glimpse into the adult world and I was fascinated. Her word on any subject had cool authority and wit. There are so many other stories I could tell about her, and also about her mother, Bessie, another extraordinary woman. I will always remember her with much love and affection. Amazing that she and my Mom died within a week of each other. My condolences Chris. Just want you to know how much your mother meant to me.

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Richard Everett, 934 Bay Ridge, Avenue Anapolis MD, April 3rd, 2008 5:52 pm, United States of America toggle

I met Peg mid 207 when I was looking for a place to buy in Annapolis. I had looked all around the city and county when I encountered Peg at Conte Gardens. She was so friendly,enthusiatic,info rmative and exuded so much love for Conte Gardens that I wanted to move in right away. I became her neigbor. She continued to be warm, friendly, helpful and informative. I will miss her.

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Ron Szpatura, Annapolis, April 3rd, 2008 12:56 pm, United States of America toggle

What a women. When I first decided to move to Annapolis 20 years ago I asked the manager of the real estate office to direct me to his most knowledgable agent for Eastport. When Peg called back and asked what the H__ are you looking for, I immediately liked her. After arguing about where Eastport was; for me Eastport was only east of 6th street. She found me a wonderful fixer upper on second street. Right after moving in I was trying to get dressed for a rare upscale meeting and my water would not work. I was fuming and I jumped in my car went to her house. When I shared my frustrations she simply said bathrooms upstairs and first door on the left.

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Susan Carley Liane, Missoula, Montana, April 3rd, 2008 10:47 am, United States of America toggle

Dear Chris, Susan, (of course,Peg) and Family,

Thank you for introducing Peg into my life so many years ago in Ovando, Montana. Sorting through my memories of times spent with such a remarkable woman has been challenging and most pleasurable at the same time. Many "S" words come to mind as I type,
spontaneous, spunky, spirited, soulful, sensitive, sense of humor, sentimental, salty, sincere, sailing enthusiast, salesperson extraordinaire and now silent except through all of our collective memories.

This website is such a special tribute and compliment to Peg's life. What a wonderful gift for all to share and hold dear. Thank you for this opportunity.

With Love, Susan Carley Liane
Missoula, Montana

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Cory and Carol Bonney, Eastport, Maryland, April 3rd, 2008 10:44 am, United States of America toggle


For our 16 years on Annapolis, to be in your company was like getting a shot of adrenalin. Your energy and enthusiasm for Annapolis and for life in general is already and will continue to be missed, always.

Take care, sweet lady. And please do whatever you can to keep us all smiling and caring for this place.


Cory and Carol

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Jeannie Murphy, Madeira Beach, Florida, April 3rd, 2008 10:33 am, United States of America toggle

Dearest Chris, Susan and Family,

There are no words to express the loss of one's Mother. All I'm able to add is that Peg had a big smile on her face and a pleasure to be in her company. She was the face of Annapolis.
I will miss her well.


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Pab and Carol Ledig, California, April 3rd, 2008 8:21 am, United States of America toggle

She was my sister for eighty two years, I called her Pinkie, smoetimes Sis, but in later years she became known as Peg, Peg Wallace, Sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, wife, friend, loved one.
When we were kids at the Observatory in the Andes of Peru, we were inseperable, playing with the horses, the chickens, the dog, with the American Yoder girls. Mother home-schooled us and Peg, two years older that I , learned to read first, managed arithmetic, and could remember all the works of the songs we like to sing. We learned Spanish, some Quechua and even invented a language between us which our parents couldn't understand...Those were happy childish days. As teenagers when we were back in Maryland, we sailed our Moth class sialboats in the Upper Severn, played tennis at the Indian Landing Boat Club. We fished and swan to a tiny island in Round Bay. By 1941 my dad and I had returned to Peru and that summer Pag and our mother came to the observatory. She had finished high school and was now a beautiful girl. My friend, Russ Coile was a physicist at the Observatory and was single. He quickly took a liking to her. They would drive to town, ride horse or just walk in the cool of the evening. The bombing of Pearl Harbor acelerated and changed everything. Within days Peg adn Russ when to Lima and were married. He became an officer and they moved back to the states with Peg a happy newly wed bride. The war years seperated us, but we were in touch. Peg had three boys, Chris, Rusty and Ben. When we lived in Connecticut Peg would visit. Later she would come to California to see us in Carpinteria. Our kids would say, " Aunt Pinkie is coming." They loved her. Once in a while I would come east and stay at Pegs home on 6th street in Eastport, She was happy there, loved the neighborhood, loved having the Bay at her feet and loved her little black cat, Tiny. Carol and I loved Peg (Pinky). I can't think fo her being gone... Pab, her brother

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Jean Bowling, Annapolis, Maryland, April 3rd, 2008 7:40 am, United States of America toggle

"I want to be an outrageous old woman who never gets called an old lady. I want to get leaner and meaner, sharp edged and earth colored, til I fade away from pure joy!" (author unknown) I think of Peg every time I see this sign. I had just turned 30 when I joined AAC NOW and met Peg. What an inspiration! I was afraid of my shadow, but Peg showed me how to stand up for myself and others. Mostly she showed me how to stand up for what is right. I am sure I would not be where I am today, but for knowing Peg. She leaves quite a legacy.

I close my eyes and sigh
(It is my time to die)

Gentle is your touch farewell
(With sadness your eyes do swell)

Weightless, my soul does not resist
(Amid accolade and apotheosis)

Death's peaceful passageway
(And love’s final exposeˊ)

An act of God or divinity
Exiting with grace and dignity

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Mary Coelho/AAMI, Chesapeake Beach, April 3rd, 2008 7:39 am, United States of America toggle

We had the good fortune to work with Peg for the last three years and I personally have never had such a wonderful relationship with a member of a Board. I felt so comfortable with Peg that I could share the accomplishments of my daughter, and we talked so frequently, she became a dear friend. I will always remember her incredible smile and fearless attitude. My daughter was with me when I found out Peg had passed and we both cried, hugging each other as we remembered times with Peg. Peg was so happy that she got to spend time with her family in the last few months, she will always be Mother Eastport to me. Respectfully, Mary, Karina and Mauricio Coelho

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Connie Mayer Gray, Centreville, MD, April 2nd, 2008 6:14 pm, United States of America toggle

Dear Christopher and Susan,

We all grew up together -what more to say? Our Mom, NIta, died on March 27 this year - now those two lively energetic women are straightening heaven out - we love you and our hearts are with you, Love Connie,Mike, Doug and Cal et al.

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Pat and Kathy Ogle, Annapolis, MD, April 1st, 2008 12:30 pm, United States of America toggle

You where a true friend and we will miss you. But you are now in a much better place.

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Hilda Whittington, Davidsonville, Maryland, March 31st, 2008 12:35 pm, United States of America toggle

Dearest Chris, Susan & Family,

We are all so fortunate to have had Peg in our leves. She was so kind, so considerate, so loving...she always made you feel special, when, actually, she was truly the special one. Peg always had a warm smile. She was always so helpful...such a genuine lady. She was a GOOD lady. I will miss her terribly...but, I know she is having many "super days!" in heaven.

May God bless you, Chris, Susan & family, and may you light up with every memory of Peg. She was priceless. She was wonderful. She will not be forgotten.



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Sandye Spriggs, Champion Realty, Severna Park, March 30th, 2008 12:57 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg will always be remembered as the gentle and gracious lady of Annapolis who always went out of her way to say a kind word of encourgement to her fellow sisters. Her strong personality lit up the room and you felt her presence almost before she'd enter it. God Bless the Coile family

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Doug Lamborne, Warrenton, VA, March 29th, 2008 12:22 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg was the quintessential good-hearted Tough Broad.

I'll miss you, Sweetie.

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Jane McWilliams, Annapolis, March 29th, 2008 5:15 am, United States of America toggle

The Peg Wallace I knew loved history. She was a keen and careful observer of the world around her, with a sensitivity to human motivation and its consequences. We talked often about the history of the city that I've been working on for so long, and I valued her insight and memory. Peg told great stories about her early years in Annapolis, about Eastport, about development and redevelopment. She knew everyone.

She told me I needed to finish the book soon so she could read it. But I haven't, and I am so sorry. Two days after her death I found a caller ID on my phone saying "Peg Wallace." There was no message.

I suspect she will be looking over my shoulder now as I write. I hope she likes it.

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Linda Stilwell Larson, Annapolis, MD, March 29th, 2008 4:42 am, United States of America toggle

To the those who loved Peg,

In addition to Peg's many accomplishments she co-founded the Eastport May Basket Competition and the "Workshops for the Students" at the Eastport Elementary School.

A few years back Peg and I were munching on crab cakes at Davis' Pub in Eastport. I was extracting pearls of wisdom that only a true "Dame" can give of freely and with great passion. At some point we got onto the topic of the upcoming springtime and how important it always was to our tiny maritime hamlet of Eastport. We wanted a way to celebrate this vital time of year. We decided to "borrow" the idea of May Baskets from the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne. Only Peg had a few different ideas to give the event a a true Eastport feel. John Brock, owner of Davis's gave us our "headquarters" we made some ribbons by hand and grabbed a few friends. We were all set. Here are Peg's May Basket rules: 1) We would have judges giving out ribbons, with each basket recieving at leat a participant ribbon with special attention given to the children's division, 2) The judges were to wear (increasingly outrageous) hats, 3) Any materials could be used and 4) We could cheat. Let me explain the later. If word got to us somehow that a participant really deserved or needed to win the "Best in Show" ribbon, then they did. For example, one year Peg said, "so and so is very ill but look she made a basket out of crab mallets. It sure looks better than any other basket, don't you think?" So it went. Ours was not about flowers as much as it was about living and working in a maritime peninsula with and admittedly off-beat personality with spring right at hand. That was 13 years ago.

Later, we began conducting workshops at the Eastport Elementary School. We would bring an instructor, a bunch of May Day Committee Members and enough materials (Thanks to Dick Franyo at the Boatyard Grill) for scores of 4th graders to make May Baskets to take home. Our goal here was to inspire students to consider formal education and vocations in farming, landscaping, retail, importing and art, etc. It was a huge success.

So when May first rolls around, take a drive around Eastport. There you will see beautiful evidence of a beautiful life.

On behalf of the scores of past and present committee members, competition participants and students, thank you Peg for being "the real thing", an authentic “Eastporter”.

I will miss you my dear friend.

Linda Stilwell Larson
Co-Founding Chair
Eastport May Basket Competition &
Eastport Elementary "Workshops for the Students"

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Carolyn Mathias, Severna Park, MD, March 28th, 2008 1:43 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg lived from the heart. Her warmth and instant rapport blessed everyone who knew her. She was just so natural and unpretentious... full of life, love, energy, humor and fun. The signature quality of Peg was the way she treated everyone like family and made each person feel special. She lived the Golden Rule.

These are distinguishing characteristics of her family also. Peg and her family have an extremely positive spirit that lightens and inspires everyone that knows them. They are selfless, humble, giving, caring. They have the utmost integrity. Now combine that with all their talent, creativity, leadership, energy, and achievements--and it is easy to understand how Peg and her family have had such impact on the community and on all the lives they touch.

I thought it was interesting that when we all read that wonderful tribute to Peg this past Saturday...that it happened to be the day before Easter. The Easter message of continuous life was just right there for us... instantly present... to strengthen and assure us that beautiful Peg is simply continuing on her life journey into more light, love and happiness. Peg would have wanted Easter and its message to have coincided with her give us added comfort and assurance that she is doing absolutely beautifully. Somehow the timing of all that seems more than mere coincidence.
Carolyn Mathias

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Maxwell Schneider, Boca Paton Florida, March 28th, 2008 3:53 am, United States of America toggle


This was a Woman like no other One,

Filled with All Virtues, a Lover of Fun!,

... A Light's been extinguished
that rivalled the Sun

I think back to those wonderful Afternoons when we fished together on the Bay and you packed
those scrumptious lunches and we stalked the Blues and the Stripers.....Shall We Meet Again??

I loved You then, and I Love You Now. Maxwell Schneider Boca Raton FL

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Carol D. Barrett, San Gabriel, CA, March 27th, 2008 9:00 pm, United States of America toggle

A quick story that helps to illustrate the kind of friend Peg was.

One night in Eastport, I heard noises downstairs. Husband Gary was out of town, and our two little boys were fast asleep. I went down the stairs, wearing a red flannel nightgown, to find the source of the noise: two burglars who were busying carrying things out of my house. They were as surprised as I. They ran away and after dealing with the police, I was alone and terrified having been warned by the cops that the burglars were likely to return for the rest of their loot. So, after midnight, I called friend Peg who promptly showed up with an old shotgun (no shells, of course) and a bottle of Kaluha. She sat with me in our living room (shotgun across her lap in case we had to threaten returning thieves)for hours while we drank and I calmed down. There are not many folks who will show up in the middle of the night when called. Peg would, and did!

Peg was fond, in a calm and restrained way, of my husband Gary and each year would send him a Christmas gift. The theme was established very early -- the ugliest teapot she could find. And over the years, there were some true beauties. Husband Gary was sometimes rendered speechless at the sight of the current year's find -- camel, poodle, deer -- and they occupy a place of honor in our kitchen. Guests often notice them and don't know how to respond to the quirky collection. Do we think they are pretty? Are we devoid of all taste and sense? It provides an opportunity to tell our Texas friends about the wonderful lady from Annapolis and her fabulous sense of humor.

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Val Hymes, Annapolis, March 27th, 2008 2:12 pm, United States of America toggle

Chris, I am so sorry to hear that Peg is no longer here as our standard bearer in so many things. I looked up to her lo, these many years and called on her often for advice. She will continue to be the standard by which we are measured in our lives, our work and our giving.

I did not know you were brother and sister -- should have, juidging by the accomplishments.

Our hearts go with you and yours,

Val and Don Hymes

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Linda Jean Williams-Keefer, Barboursville, WV, March 26th, 2008 12:56 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg was the best and a wonderful person to know....Eastport won't be the same without her.

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Charlie and Janine Dzanko, Hillsmere, Annapolis, March 25th, 2008 4:41 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg became one of our first friends when we moved to the Conte Building in Eastport. She was like a grandmother to us and our dog Oscar.She was always smiling and pleasent. One of the strongest women we've known. She then became our realtor and sold us our 1st home in Hillsmere. That was was 8.5 years ago. We stayed in touch through the years. She was one Hip Lady! We did have the great pleasure of seeing her this month. She had told me that she was fine and lived a "great life". We will miss her so much! It was an honor to have known her.

You Buds,
Janine,Charlie and Chad Dzanko
(Oscar and Miah too)

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Jay Burns, Chester, MD (Kent Island), March 25th, 2008 4:05 pm, United States of America toggle

GOD puts a lot of different people across our path of life and some of them stand out far and above the average person. Peg was one of those beautiful people. She was a loving, inspirational, caring person who brightened every room she ever entered.
I thank the LORD for her and consider myself a very fortunate person to have know this beautiful lady.

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Jennifer Coile, Hollister, CA, March 25th, 2008 2:33 pm, United States of America toggle

Raising three kids as a single parent with no degree is a challenge in any era, but in the ‘50s I can imagine it was not exactly “a walk in the park.” I salute Peg’s legacy, besides the permanent museum devoted to Chesapeake maritime history, of the lives and achievements of her sons, granddaughter Courtney and grandson Zachary. Chris, I’m glad you got the bonus years and that she stubbornly proved the doctors wrong from their prediction in 2004. Love, Jennifer (and John and Sienna)

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Denise C. Johnson, Eastport-Annapolis, MD., March 25th, 2008 1:37 pm, United States of America toggle

I thank God for placing Peg in my life. She was a wonderful, strong, and independent person who loved God, family, friends, and EASTPORT. I first met Peg at Mt. Zion U.M. Church where she was faithful member. At the church she was comfortable doing whatever - worshiping, sing and clapping with the choirs, patting crabcakes for the Seafood Festival, or being a part of the many fellowships. She was a part of the family. It was as if she had been raised in this predominately African American church.
Over the past 16 months, we became very close and shared our many family stories. Often we offered each other suggestions on how to handle life situations. Thank you Peg for everything. I will cherish her memory!

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Bobbie Hecklinger, 17 Hull Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21403, March 25th, 2008 11:38 am, United States of America toggle

1975 seems like yesterday, as my husband and I sat with Peg at her real estate desk, describing our needs and wants in a home. I had just emigrated from New York City and was charmed and delighted by Peg's humor, sincerity, boundless energy, glorious smile and welcoming warmth. Life would be good here, and indeed was, as I worked as a Realtor with Peg for many years. Thank you, Peg, for your gifts to all our lives, your high standards and reminder that "Life is a Banquet." We will miss you. Bobbie and Fred

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Darlene Winegardner, Kent Island, March 25th, 2008 11:23 am, United States of America toggle


What a loving tribute. Thank you for sharing this website with us, and thank you for sharing Peg with us as well.

You were extremely lucky to have such a wonderful Mom, and I'm sure there are many who feel she was their Mom too.

I want to take this opportuntiy to thank those of you like Peg who encourage and inspire everyday. When I grow up, I want to be just like you!


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Suzanne Fair, Pasadena, Md., March 25th, 2008 10:35 am, United States of America toggle

Losing one's mother is one of the hardest things, no matter the age. My heart goes out to you and your family.
I first met Peg in 1974 when I came to a training class at Chris Coile & Associates. I'd just come to work there and didn't really know many people and Peg must have seen that I was looking a little lost. She came up and talked to me as if she'd known me for years instead of minutes and made me feel very welcome. Being out of the Pasadena office, I didn't see her often, but anytime I did, she was the same: a warm, caring and vibrant woman, interested in everybody and in life in general. She was one of a kind and the world will not be as nice a place without her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue Fair

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John McCarty, Linthicum Maryland, March 25th, 2008 6:45 am, United States of America toggle


I will be forever grateful that you came into my life.


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Peggy Wall, Annapolis Maryland, March 25th, 2008 6:00 am, United States of America toggle

I met Peg when I came back to Annapolis in 1993. Our paths have intertwined many times since then - always with the Barge House and Annapolis Maritime Museum front and center. I remember standing arm in arm with Peg at a Museum event this past year. She chuckled and said she felt a bit like a museum piece herself. In the very best sense of that sentiment, Peg, you were just that. You were full of beauty and wisdom. When I was with you, you brought a smile to my face and, yes, I stood a little taller because I knew I was in the presence of someone very special.
You won't miss the opening of McNasby's. You'll be there in the twinkle of the sun off the creek in early morning, in the laughs of children learning about their communty and in the hearts of all of us who will remember you and smile.

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Gale Erbe, Annapolis - Crownsville, March 24th, 2008 5:48 pm, United States of America toggle

Of all my friends, Peg was youngest in spirit though the oldest in age. We knew each other for thirty years. She was a sister and a second mother, someone I knew I could always count on. We spent many hours working and marching together to gain equal rights for women. It was wonderful to have a friend that had “been there, done that”; she was a great source of good advice, which was always given in a way that left me feeling like we were equals. As I think of Peg, I realize I will especially miss our lunches and conversations together.
I want her family to know that it has been a pleasure and honor to have had Peg in my life. Love to all.

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mikelyons, severna park md, March 24th, 2008 2:10 pm, United States of America toggle

It was an honor to work with you in eastport, what a benefit to really have the mayor of eastport in my office. Peg, you set a standard in the business second to none, and a personality and concern for people that I admired more than anything. You will be missed terribly and it was a privlege to have known you and worked by your side. love ya, mike

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Kathy and Doug, Annapolis, March 24th, 2008 2:06 pm, United States of America toggle

How lucky we have been to have Peg in our lives. Whenever we think of aging gracefully we'll think of her example. Always a smile, always encouragement, and always a great sense of humor. A true sense of decency and acceptance for all.

We'll always miss you, Peg, especially during the holiday celebrations with Chris and Susie. And on the occasional fishing trips we all enjoyed. We are glad we had the opportunity to tell you we love you before you left us. We will never forget you. And we'll try to help Chris and Susie get through this hard time. I know you would want all of us to smile when we think of you.

Much, much love.

Doug and Kathy

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Donnie Cox, Oceanside CA, March 24th, 2008 11:59 am, United States of America toggle

I met Peg through my wife Kim, for whom she was as much mother as friend. Peg took me into her circle of love and friendship and I felt as though I too had gained someone special; to talk politics, or just sit and laugh about the things that we had in common. That to me was always the most amazing thing. That while we were seperated by a generation, I always felt that Peg was one with mine.
I will miss her dearly. Donnie

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Libby Grimm and Norm Zeigler, Sanibel FL, March 24th, 2008 10:58 am, United States of America toggle

Norm and I were fortunate to meet Peg almost two years ago (just as we were fortunate to meet Susan and Chris the year before). She was so upbeat and fun to get to know! It was during a time when Norm was going through his own health problems, and Susan and Chris were kindly helping us out in Maryland. What a wonderful family! She is missed from all corners of the globe, that is for sure.

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Rev Callie Matthews, Pastor; Mt Zion UMC, 2nd Street Eastport, Annapolis, MD, March 24th, 2008 10:53 am, United States of America toggle

With gratitude, I thank God that my journey in life brought me to Peg Wallace. I will always remember Ms.Peg as a lady of integrity and independence who loved her church and community. Her words of encourgement and support will be sorrowfully missed. Her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor will always be remembered. Peg was and still is a great example of a loving human being. Yes, she is gone, but not forgotten.
Lovingly submitted, Pastor Callie Matthews

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Jane Roger, Crofton, MD, March 24th, 2008 10:45 am, United States of America toggle

I first met Peg eleven years ago shortly after I started working for Champion. Peg came into the Crofton office one day to drop off papers. She introduced herself to me and we talked for about 30 minutes. After our enlightened conversation, I felt even more excited about making a career move to Champion. She really made me feel at home. I distinctly remember that every time she would mention Chris, her face would glow. I loved having happy, optimistic conversations with Peg. She was a beautiful lady. Every time she gave me a hug and said she was happy to see me, I knew she meant it.

My prayers are with the Coile family. God bless you Peg. You will be greatly missed, but will always be remembered by the people you touched through your beautiful smile and warm heart.

Jane Roger

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Barb Van Horn, Annapolis, Md, March 24th, 2008 10:08 am, United States of America toggle

I am so grateful to have had Peg as a friend and a friend she was to so many. I loved her wisdom,intelligence and openess. Her presence was genuine and non judgemental. She lived life from the inside, her true self, which may have been why she had that gift of connection to one and all. I have many fond memories like the trip to Barbados. Five of us crammed into a little VW bug driving all over the island singing Christmas carols, exploring and laughing. Peg is an inspirtation then and now.
With love and acknowledgement of her life,
Barb Van Horn

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Georgia Morgan, Arnold, Maryland, March 24th, 2008 9:18 am, United States of America toggle

Deepest Sympathies to you, Chris, and Susan.
Peg...what a lady! Always had a smile!
Many years ago, for not being one of your agents, Peg called me and gave me a referral. I couldn't believe her and I questioned "why" when she was "Chris's Mom". Her only remark..."this is a good one for you"!!! I have NEVER forgotten that.
Her memory will be eternal.
Georgia Morgan

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Carol Klemm, Catonsville, MD, March 24th, 2008 8:43 am, United States of America toggle

Dear Peg,

What a wonderful picture of you! It reflects your open and loving nature, your energy and love of life. But it doesn't show your inner strength, tenacity or the long list of things you did to make the world better. Those we'll carry in our hearts.

I first met you about 30 years ago when we both were working for Women's Rights as activists in N.O.W. You taught us how to lobby, how to testify, how to make a difference.

Happily, we became friends. We went sailing and enjoyed so many good meals in Annapolis restaurants and great conversations.

I miss talking with you, that wonderful husky voice, her boundless energy, courage and caring. I miss you, Peg. You were a happy part of my life.


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Mary Bargteil, Arnold, MD, March 24th, 2008 7:57 am, United States of America toggle

My thoughts and sympathies are with the Coile family. I never had the remarkable privilege to meet Peg Wallace but the impact of her positive attitude and influence is ever evident in Chris Coile and Jon Coile. Reading all these stories gives me something to aspire to in my own life.

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Robert David Lance, Chicago, March 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm, United States of America toggle


I had the good fortune to meet you a few weeks ago, not in person, but through a dear common friend when she sent me the Dec '95 article about you from the Inside Annapolis Magazine. You immediately found a place in my heart and I suspect you will remain there for quite some time.

love, bob

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Sue Quick, Calabash NC, March 23rd, 2008 7:43 pm, United States of America toggle

Gosh, remembering Peg, where do you start? Her beautiful smile, her warmth and personality? Well, some of the ways I remember Peg: She and I were roomates at the Champion convention. Peg would tell me stories of her early years in real estate when she was the only female agent. She said that the she was allowed to show the houses but couldn't write the contract. AND, she was informed by her male broker, that she didn't have to sleep with the male purchasers. She also told me about being in line for female personal items; the man in front of her was buying male personal items and didn't pay tax. When she was taxed for her personals, she took it to the Md. General Assembly and had the tax removed. I would smile myself to sleep. What a Gal!

Yes, there is only one Peg Wallace and I am proud to have known her and been touched by her love.

I will remember her gentle strength forever. May you be comforted in knowing how many people loved her.

Sincerely, Sue

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Brandon and Ivette, Easton, MD, March 23rd, 2008 4:40 pm, United States of America toggle

Ivette and I only knew Peg through hearing about her from Chris and Susan over the many years, but everything we ever heard was about what a wonderful woman she was. Ivette and I send our best wishes and will keep the whole family in our thoughts and prayers.

Brandon & Ivette

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Claudia Evans, St. Michaels, MD, March 23rd, 2008 3:26 pm, United States of America toggle

We moved to the eastern shore 2 years ago after living in Eastport for 20 years. I was so saddened to hear of our loss of Peg. She will forever be in my mind and heart as a part of Eastport. I worked with Peg when the Annapolis Maritime Museum was just beginning. She was tireless in her support of this endeavor. She was such a giving person and I know Eastport will never be the same without Peg. But, we know she is looking over us and will be in our hearts forever. My prayers go out to her family.
Claudia Evans

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Sandy Mosso, Riva, MD, March 23rd, 2008 12:15 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg truly was one of a kind. I only ran into her a few times at the office, but she always treated me like an ol' friend. Her gracious, caring way will always be a memory to me.
I didn't realize she collected flamingos and I'm proud to say I own 2 of her rhinestone flamingo pins.
Now they will have that much more meaning to me.
With love and respect, Sandy Mosso

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Kim Cooley, Oceanside, California, March 23rd, 2008 12:03 pm, United States of America toggle

My remembering Peg Wallace spans forty-five years...nearly three-quarters of my life and over half of hers. From our first meeting when I was an impressionable sixteen year-old to our last wonderful visit three weeks ago, every moment with Peg has been in some way significant and unforgettable, her influence on my life indelible.
To this wise, witty, unflinching woman, who gave me unconditional love always, I am eternally grateful. I will miss the sound of her throaty "Hi, Honey" forever, but her indomitable spirit will live in my heart and, I pledge, my deeds for the rest of my days.
Peg often told me it was our responsibility to leave the world a better place. For each of us graced by her love, she has done that. Her legacy grows as each of us carries on her intention. In the end, it is love that transcends. It is love that matters. Peg was the embodiment of love.

Kim Cooley

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Art Tuers, Eastport{1930], March 23rd, 2008 10:46 am, United States of America toggle

This is One great Lady I met Peg over 40 years ago .
She loved Eastport so much that she moved in a house
on 6th street. We talked a lot about everything .
When she started the Maritime Museum she called
and asked if I had anything that would fit in. Also
you old Eastporters should involved.
I will sure miss her and the phone calls.
Arthur And Louise Tuers.

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Buck and Marsha Buchanan, Annapolis, March 23rd, 2008 8:36 am, United States of America toggle

We first met Peg about 12 years ago when we moved to Annapolis. She sold us a condo. Then she sold us a house. We found out she was a great real estate salesperson!!

As we got to know her, we learned what a committed person she was. She was completely committed to her Annapolis Eastport community, to her friends, and most importantly, to the concept of equality of all people. She worked passionately and tirelessly for the clauses of equality for women and equality for the races.

Later, I learned how dedicated she was to building the Eastport Historical Society that became the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Her commitments were supported by her indomitable determination. Once she started, she never quit. She started building the Museum from a tiny beginning but never lost her determination to preserve the heritage of Eastport, its watermen, and its populace. Her vision of the Museum's potential benefit to the community never even faltered when Hurricane Isabel damaged the McNasby Oyster Company plant which is to be the Museum's permanent home. To her last days she encouraged and pushed us to get the building repaired and open to the public.

When I took over the Chairman's job from Peg several years ago, I learned what a person of vision she was. While she continued to push the project as she had always pushed it, she domonstrated the ability to understand and accept new ideas. She was not stuck in the past, but enthusiastically welcoming to new long as they did not violate her principles of equality and community. And she did it all with a rare and irreverent sense of humor. She could laugh at life and inspire us to do the same.

I guess that's the point: she inspired us all to work hard for the things she felt important. She was a real leader - willing to get into the trenches and urging us to follow. We all respected her committment, her friendship, and her humor, and we wanted to get into the trenches with her to the end.

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Bill Dudley, March 23rd, 2008 8:20 am, United States of America toggle

Peg Wallace was a great lady in all senses of the word. She was a pillar of the historical community of Annapolis and Eastport. She believed in frankly discussing problems of race relations to move us all toward a time of greater understanding and harmony. The Annapolis Maritime Museum owes Peg a great debt for her vision, commitment, and leadership. Bill Dudley.

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DONNA LAWSON, 720 SECOND STREET, March 22nd, 2008 6:32 pm, United States of America toggle

To Peg!
You are one of the strongest woman I've even known... my current address is the blue house across the street from the Maritime Museum... but I met you 32 years ago... a struggling pregnant Mom to be and you came to my rescue!! (you know what I'm talking about!)You made such a difference in my life!!! We have had similiar battles/triumphs', more then I'll have the opportunity to share with you... always in my heart! donna

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Elvia Thompson, Annapolis Maritime Museum Board Member, Annapolis, March 22nd, 2008 2:49 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg's passing leaves an unfillable void in the community and in our lives. Everyone who knew her has been inspired by her positive attitude about all that life can throw at you.

She was one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever known. And she never ceased to surprise us.

I will never forget a meeting of the Annapolis Maritime Museum board, just a day or two after Hurricane Isabel tore holes McNasby's. We were all so gloomy, feeling that the future of the Museum, for which we had all (and especially Peg) worked so hard was at an end.

Peg was the first to speak. I was astounded when she said, "This could be the best thing that ever happened to us."

She had a vision and knew that while we couldn't take back the wind and water the setback would make us stronger and more determined. It would also make the community realize what a resource the Museum is, and how important is to preserve and teach kids and adults about our maritime heritage.

We are about to start reconstruction of McNasby's. It is a shame that Peg won't be there, smiling, immaculately dressed in a starched white shirt, jauntily wearing a hardhat and holding a ceremonial shovel. I know she will be there in spirit, watching "her baby" come to life.

Fairwinds, Peg. We miss you terribly.

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Jan Greene, Annapolis, MD, March 22nd, 2008 11:59 am, United States of America toggle

As I think about Peg, I think "she always made lemonade." I had the priviledge of sitting by her during my years at Champion. Who didn't she know? We shared jokes, funny real estate cartoons as well stories about family. How she loved hers and was so proud of them. As a newcomer to Annapolis, I learned more about Annapolis than any book could have taught. Even more important, she was such a wonderful role model on living life with joy and to the fullest!
She will be missed!

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Zac Coile, Washington, DC, March 22nd, 2008 8:33 am, United States of America toggle

You were the most amazing grandmother a grandson could ever ask for. I will always treasure the great times we had together: Catching fireflies in your backyard, acting out plays with Courtney in the living room, rock concerts, too many movie nights to count, sitting back with a tequila sunrise and listening to your old records...
You faced more than your share of hard times with grace and irrepressible optimism. Your sense of humor and love of life continue to inspire all of us. You were one of my best friends and I miss you already.
All my love, Zac

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Judy Gilden Rachap, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, March 22nd, 2008 7:50 am, United States of America toggle

Peg Wallace -- a woman of valor. A woman who had the courage of her convictions. My role model, my confidant, my friend.

When Peg and I met in 1974, we felt an instant connection. That was the beginning of a 34 year friendship and love that deepened as the years passed. I am blessed to have had Peg as one of my closest friends; I treasure that relationship. Peg is a part of who I am. She will be in my heart forever.

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Joshua Carey, Severna Park, March 22nd, 2008 6:39 am, United States of America toggle

Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your Mother. It is not an easy event to recover from, but the good memories will help.

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Cheryl Crow, Severna Park, March 22nd, 2008 6:14 am, United States of America toggle

I first met Peg in 1975 when I was a new agent in the office on Severn Avenue. Peg was a mother and mentor to many of us who were young and inexperienced. She was always willing to help us in anyway. I will always remember her smile and sense of humor. Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Paul and Anna Foer, Eastport, March 22nd, 2008 6:09 am, United States of America toggle

We will always remember Peg for her terrific sense of humor, her infectious laughter and for the Maritime Museum. She embodied many of the great things we have all come to love about Eastport and Annapolis.

Paul and Anna Foer

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Mark Twain, March 22nd, 2008 3:33 am, United States of America toggle

A great quote that describes how Peg lived her life...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

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Harry & Jackie Hyser, Cambridge, March 21st, 2008 3:57 pm, United States of America toggle

We met Peg at the Hershey Convention and was blown away with her vitality and friendliness. Chris and Jon were truly blessed to have had such a wonderful person in their lives. We know she will be sorely missed.

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Bill Davis, Sherwood, MD, March 21st, 2008 1:25 pm, United States of America toggle

Dear Chris and Jon,

I am very sorry to hear of Peg's passing. My sincere prayers are with her and you. My memories or Peg are from the 70's, when we all worked together. I have never had so much fun working, and Peg was a big part of it. We partied a little as well, and she really knew how to have fun.

To say that she was candid, would be an understatement. You always knew how she felt. Those were great times, and she was a great lady. I will always remember her as a true friend in my life.

God Bless you. Love, Bill Davis, and Dotte

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Linda & Michael Doherty, Chester, Md., March 21st, 2008 1:18 pm, United States of America toggle

Every now and then a special soul touches your life. Peg was such a soul - unique, loving, fun, encouraging and gracious. There simply are not enough adjectives to describe her. We are two of the many fortunate folks upon whom she left her indelible mark. The angels have taken you into paradise, Peg. Rest in peace.

Linda and Michael Doherty

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Jean Andrews, Champion Realty, Severna Park Office, March 21st, 2008 12:56 pm, United States of America toggle

I'll never forget my first encounter with Peg. It was 20 years ago. I was a brand new agent, and my first sale happened to be on one of Peg's listings. I was a nervous wreck - afraid that I would make some huge blunder. Perhaps I did, but if so, Peg never let on. She couldn't have been more encouraging and supportive. By the time we sat at the Settlement table together, I felt that I had gained not only a mentor, but a friend (and incidentally, she entertained us all during that settlement with her amazingly quick wit and dry sense of humor). Thank you, Peg.

You are missed already.

With such fondness,

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Jane Farber, Chesapeake Beach, March 21st, 2008 12:48 pm, United States of America toggle

My Dearest Friend, We met at The Maryland School for the Blind in 1970 in the teachers' lounge. I still remember you had on an oxford cloth, button down shirt, sleeves rolled to the elbow,an elegant, a-lined brown skirt and the highest of heels. With your tied-back hair, you were a sight to behold. We became friends; you introduced me to Eastport, McNasby's and Shad roe and we have stayed friends ever since. When you were at MSB only you could have brought Stevie Wonder as well as the flag that flew over Fort McHenry, and I can tell you no one has had that level of excellence since. I will miss you always, and love you very much, Jane

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Lauri & Harry Ladd, Gambrills, MD, March 21st, 2008 12:46 pm, United States of America toggle

I of course met Chris first - the day he hired me, but over the last 10 years I had come to know such a wonderful kind giving woman, who is Peg.

Every encounter I had with Peg I got to know Chris a little better, found out where he got his incredible values and kindness.

I take comfort now in the fact that everytime I see Chris I am seeing Peg too.

Chris My heart goes out to you.

Lauri Ladd

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Kathy Dawson, Crofton, March 21st, 2008 12:06 pm, United States of America toggle

Although I didn't know her, the family has my prayers and sympathy. She is resting now.....

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chip and myrna fawcett, Annapolis,md and Washington, dc, March 21st, 2008 11:49 am, United States of America toggle

With great humor , joy, love, laughter, feistiness and so many other feelings, Peg has touched our lives. We continued a friendship that Peg started with Chip's parents and she became a surrogate mother, friend and confidante. We will toast you regularly for the delight we have had in knowing you. Chip and Myrna

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Holly Grell, Severna Park, March 21st, 2008 11:47 am, United States of America toggle

Oh, Dear, Sweet, Peg...
How inspiring you were to me in my Life in the time we knew each other.
Peg sold me my first home when we moved here from Chicago years before I became a Champion Agent. I still live in the home and think of her often. She was always so optimistic, funny, conversational, honest. Her smile radiant and open. Her mind twisted and brilliant!!! What a wonderful, full Life she gracious, giving, loving, and tenacious! Love and Prayers go out to you and all of your Family. How blessed you are to have had such a grand Mother and Friend, and that you were able to be with her in her last moments...How adored you were by her!

She will be missed, but, I'm sure she will be watching over us and waiting to see us again!

With Much Love...


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Laura Sullivan, Washington DC, March 21st, 2008 11:37 am, United States of America toggle

I know how much Peg meant to Zac and all her family, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Laura and Del

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Diane Sullivan, Washington, March 21st, 2008 11:30 am, United States of America toggle

Peg was my new adopted grandmother and good friend…..I am so fortunate to have been able to spend the last two years with her. I have wonderful loving memories of weekends with her and Zac looking at old photos, talking politics, eating “homemade” food from the store, and watching movies. We are going to miss those weekends with her for a long time. I can only hope to live a life as vibrant and full as hers. Peg was an amazing woman.


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Ernie and Dave Shineman, Annapolis, March 21st, 2008 10:33 am, United States of America toggle

I'm sitting here full of thoughts as I remember Peg:
her house on the corner in Eastport,then the condo,
her involvement with National Ocean Access Project, now CRAB,the Barge Museum and Eastport Maritime Museum, real estate, not-frequent-enough casual lunches, sterling silver jewelry.........

Every once in a while an extraordinary person enters our lives and touches us in a very special way, leaving a permanent impact. Such was Peg.

David and Ernie

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Maureen Lind, Annapolis, March 21st, 2008 10:16 am, United States of America toggle

Peg was my first Realtor back in 1992, and what a good first experience it was. I will always remember Peg as one class act lady with grace and style. She was so kind and approachable with a wonderful positive presence about her. A great role model, you are missed.

Maureen Lind

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Bob & Donna McWilliams, Eastport, March 21st, 2008 10:13 am, United States of America toggle

We came across Peg before we even got into real estate. She was the listing agent on the house we own in Eastport. Peg was a class act all the way.

With things like the tiny Barge House museum in Eastport, she always showed the relentless enthusiasm that even little things can become big ideas. Whenever we walk down to her beloved Maritime Museum, and see the Peg Wallace berthed at the dock, we'll remember her fondly.

She's a true Annapolis icon, and we'll all miss her.

Bob & Donna McWilliams

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Mary Wiley Wagner, Kent Island, March 21st, 2008 9:51 am, United States of America toggle

My memories of Peg were more from an observer viewpoint than a friend or collegue as she and my parents, Chuck and Beryl Wiley, were amongst the many that considered Peg a great friend. As a child I remember many evenings when Peg would be a visitor in the house she had sold to my parents and the thing I remember most was her smile...she always seemed to be happy. As I grew I understood why. When you love and are loved as much as she was you had plenty to smile about.

God Bless

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Mike & Janet Bocchichio, Harwood, MD, March 21st, 2008 9:37 am, United States of America toggle

Peg a real class act. You always saw the good in people. I have many wonderful memories of you when we were neighbors in Eastport. Back then I would jog past your home with my cocker Nelly. We would chat over the fence about just about everything!

You will always be the first lady of real estate to me. I especially remember our working together when I first got into real estate. Your guidance was always valued and once Chris returned to town you recruited me to Champion.

It was you who suggested I specialize in Commercial Real Estate.

May God bless and keep you.

Mike & Jan

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Barbara Dayton, Cambridge, March 21st, 2008 9:15 am, United States of America toggle

I was blessed to have met Peg at the first Champion Convention I attended. What a beautiful spirit and terrific human being. Its hard to imagine the sadness of her family right now, but may the many wonderful times and memories you shared comfort you in the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Karlton and Carolyn Morris, Galesville, MD, March 21st, 2008 9:03 am, United States of America toggle

I will always remember your positive outlook, your smile and all the thoughtful things you would do for everyone and all of your kind words. You were an inspiration to all that new you. Your will be missed but not forgotten.

All our Love,

Karlton and Carolyn Morris

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Andrew Coile, Marina, CA, March 20th, 2008 8:39 pm, United States of America toggle

Peg, honey, thanks for being a part of my life. Your vibrant spirit will be with me always. I love you very much.

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