NEIL W. McALLISTER, 78, of Litchfield Park, AZ and of Auburn, NY passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Matthew House, with his family by his side. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Green McAllister. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving at home during the Korean War. Neil retired from Parker Hannifin in Glendale, AZ as General Manager for 36 years. He was an avid tennis player, and enjoyed his family, especially watching all his grandchildren as they participated in sporting events, plays and concerts. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Helen Lewis McAllister; two daughters, Laura Arnold, of Litchfield Park, AZ, Melissa Emmette (Tim Groenenboom), of Eagle Rock, MO; three sons, Neil John (Debbie) McAllister, of Memphis TN, Michael (Linda) McAllister, of Seattle, WA and Stephen (Marlo) Herbert, of Auburn; a brother, Paul McAllister, of Sandusky, OH; a sister, Catherine (Jerry) Dodd, of Atlanta, GA; 12 grandchildren Matt, Kim, Christopher, Erin, Katya, Nathan, Haley, Aubrey, Teddy, Joey, TJ, Gia and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Joan McAllister and by a brother, Richard McAllister. Graveside services will be held in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Solon, OH., Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Ave., Auburn, NY 13021 in memory of Neil.
Note: Matthew House is a not for profit, non-denominational comfort care home. Our mission is to provide a home for people with terminal illness to die with dignity and in comfort.