Thomas R. McAllister

May 21, 1939October 9, 2012
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McALLISTER, Thomas R., 73, of Beavercreek passed away peacefully at home Tues, Oct 9, 2012. Tom was born May 21, 1939 in Holbrook, NY to Richard & Catherine Attracta (Finn) McAllister who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen (Dugan), and three daughters, Catherine Sumner (Robert); Diane Melvin (Chris); and Susan McAllister-Weidenbach (Lee); five grandchildren: Jessica & Lindsay Sumner, Tim & Matt Melvin, and Claudia McAllister-Peterson; a sister, Bridie Carr of Boston, MA & numerous nieces and nephews. Tom graduated from Seton Hall HS in Patchogue, NY and received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in June, 1961 from Univ of Dayton. He was a 1st Lt in the US Army stationed at Fort Bliss TX & Fort Meade MD. Following military service he worked his total career in the Foreign Technology Division (FTD) at WPAFB. He was a member of St. Luke School Board and a Sunday Lector. He was a life member of the American Legion Beavercreek Memorial Post 763, and served as Chaplain. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Mon, Oct 15 at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Rd. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-7pm Sun, Oct 14 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Condolences may be expressed to his family at Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, .


  • Mass of Chistian Burial Monday, October 15, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thomas R. McAllister

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Jann Fargnoli

October 17, 2012

Dear Helen, Ralph and I send our sincere sympathy today and know you are surrounded by family and love to help comfort you. Tom touched the world and left a legacy in his family. We saw our children grow up together in Beavercreek. It's a sad time and a reminder to share love daily. Here's a hug from us.

David Gray

October 15, 2012

To Aunt Helen, Diane, Cathy, Susan and your families. We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

David, Michele, Aidan & Colin

Natalie Tackett-Eby

October 15, 2012

Susan and family~~ I just saw this posting and my heart just broke for you all....I won't be able to pay my respects in person, but please, please, know that my heart and thoughts will be with you, Claudia, and the rest of your family. Take comfort in the presence of your friends and family...share special memories, stories, laughs and smiles...and know, absolutely know, that he will always be with you and a part of you! God Bless...

Cynthia Gray

October 14, 2012

Aunt Helen, Cathy, Diane, Susan and your families, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May memories give you comfort during this time and in the future.

Michael and Judy Brun

October 13, 2012

Diane, Chris, Matt, Tim and Helen, please accept our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father, grandfather and husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our Love is with you also.

Michael and Judy

October 13, 2012

Diane, Chris, Tim, Matt and Helen please accept our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your dad, grandfather and Husband. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our love is with you also.

Marcia Balsom-Cox

October 12, 2012

Diane and Chris (and the entire family):You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Please remember to keep the memories always in your heart. Love and prayers,

Paula and Doug Elkins @ Hair Biz

October 12, 2012

Dear Helen,
Doug and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that he will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Marvin Keller

October 11, 2012

Helen - We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing, he will be missed, as he has been at the Legion for some time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers here in Florida, we will see you at Christmas.
"Marvelous Marv" (as Tom would say) and Barbara

Anne Pflaumer

October 11, 2012

Helen, Cathy, Diane & Susan
Marvin and I want to express our sincere sympathy to you... You're all in our prayers in this time of your sorrow... Marvin and I are out of town on vacation. We are sorry we won't be able to offer our condolences to you and the girls in person... God Bless!
Annie(Dugan) & Marvin Pflaumer