SFC (Ret) William F. "Mac" McAllister,
US Army, 67, of Carlisle, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center with family by his side. He was
born on Wednesday, June 21, 1944, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Daugherty) McAllister.
Mac graduated from St. Wendlins Catholic High
School in Pittsburgh and shortly thereafter entered the US Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and earned the rank of
Sergeant First Class before retiring in 1982. He earned numerous award and honors for his service to his country. Mac then
earned his certification as an addiction counselor through an affiliate of Penn State. He was a drug and alcohol therapist
for more than 20 years and eventually retired from Mazetti & Sullivan Associates in Harrisburg. He also worked part-time
in his son’s construction company in the York area. Mac was a devoted family man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing,
automobile restoration and spending time in Ocean City, Maryland. Mac also had a 35 year friendship with Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 25 years, Margaret A. "Peg"
(Laye) McAllister, two sons; Rick W. (and his wife, Tammie) McAllister of East Berlin and Scott W. (and his wife, Julie) McAllister
of Waynesboro, one step-son, Joseph A. (and his wife, Eva) Mills of Marysville, one step-daughter, Marina S. Tolbert (and
her companion, Kevin Summers) of Chambersburg, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, many other extended family members
and hundreds of other friends in recovery. Mac was preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle McAllister and one step-son,
Memorial services will
be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the New Hope Church of God, 1250 Waggoners Gap Rd., Carlisle, with Rev.
Steven R. Osborn officiating. Military honors will be provided by Cumberland County Honor Guard at the church. A time of fellowship
will immediately follow the military honors also at the church. Burial will be private. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle,
is assisting the family with the arrangements. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Lemoyne, PA 17043.
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Rick and Scott, I am sorry for your loss. I have always thought of your father, (Uncle Mac) fondly.
My thoughts are with you during this time of grief.
Love, Janet Hunt
Rick & Scott,
Your Dad had been a big part of our lives and I don't know how to express how
sad we feel for your loss. Love and Prayers are sent to the two of you and your families.
Uncle Bill & Aunt
Peg and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at
this time. Our friend Mac will be truly missed. May God be with you at this time.
Robert & Lynn Williams
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are so
sorry for your loss.
Tabb & Laura Justus
sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all..
John & Cindy Kell
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