Robert McAllister
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Obituary of Robert J. McAllister


Robert J. McAllister age 93, died July 19, 2018, at the NYS Veterans Home at Batavia.  He was born November 3, 1924, in the Town of Murray, a son of the late Francis and Helen (Richards) McAllister and had lived in this area all of his life.


Robert had served in the US Army Air Corp. during WWII.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Holley and the Holley VFW Post #202.  He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and family gatherings, especially to celebrate the birth of a new baby in the family.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Arlene Rita McAllister and several brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his children Marilyn (Frank) Wanamaker of Brockport, Brian (Kathy) of Batavia, Paul of Rochester, William (Karen) of Holley, Mark of Pavilion, Terry (Pat) of Batavia, Robert (Sue Betteridge) of Brockport, Karen (Tom) Tumminello of Oakfield, Tim (Tina) of Holley, Scott (Sue) of Rochester, Jeanne (Chuck) Maxon of Barre; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; his sister Mary Blissett of Albion as well as many nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Route 31 Holley on Friday July 27th from 4-7 p.m.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday July 28th at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church in Holley.  Burial with Full Military Honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Ladies Cooking Camp.