- Published: February 2, 2012
Former Yellow Springs News Editor Don Wallis, 69, died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 30.
A lifelong journalist, Wallis worked as the News editor from 1977 to 1991. After his retirement from the News, he taught journalism and writing at Antioch University McGregor and Antioch College. He also served as a volunteer writing teacher at the Antioch School and Yellow Springs High School, bringing together his passions for writing and youth advocacy. He was a strong opponent of racism, classism or ageism in any form, and served as a member of the Yellow Springs Human Relations Commission.
Wallis is survived by his daughters, Sarah, Jessica and Laura Wallis; by his mother, Mary Goode Wallis (age 100), and his sister, Jane Jacobs, both of Madison, Ind.
A memorial service for Don will be held Friday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to establish a scholarship in honor of Don.
An extended obituary will be in next week’s News.