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MAURICE L. "MAC" McALISTER 1925 - 2013

MAURICE L. "MAC" McALISTER

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March 03, 2013
I'm truly sorry to hear this. I started my career with Downey Savings in 1975. I was working for Betty Brehm. She told me that she spoke to Mac and that I should go to work in underwriting. That started my career. I will never forget them for that. I'll never forget how Mr. McAlister and Mr. McQuarrie would sing together. Those early days at Downey Savings were the best years I had while in banking. They were good old fashioned bankers yet Downey Savings implemented one of the first loan origination systems in the state enabling us to fund thousands of loans at the time. Mr. McAlister was so proud of it. He'd walk people to my desk every day so I could show them how we underwrote the loans on that system. My condolences and prayers go out to the family
March 03, 2013
One of the greatest from South Gate High. It`s where it all started .You will be missed.
February 27, 2013
We are very thankful to have all the memories of our travels together. We will miss sharing time and all his great stories. R.I.P.
Love, Pat & Darrel Headley
February 27, 2013
Mr. McAlister was definitely one of a kind. I loved my 22 years at Downey but especially the fun and funny times I spent around him. I always found it interesting when he would ask my opinion about certain employees he had hired...he expected me to be honest, not politically correct. He was the most "real" person I've ever known. We have lost a great man. RIP Mr. Mac! I'll see you again!
February 25, 2013
Thank you everyone! Reading your comments and stories warms our hearts and makes me even more proud! God bless and thanks for being a part of his life too!
February 25, 2013
Dear McAllister Family, I read the notice of the passing of MAC yesterday, 2/24/13 & felt saddened. I worked at Downey Savings & was so blessed with the opportunity to have known such a humble, Godly man. We had some midwestern conversations & he always knew the right answers. Special prayers to all of you. You have such a wonderful legacy of your dad, grandfather, etal.
Love & God Bless, J. Fisher
February 25, 2013
Mac was a forceful, loving presence in my 28 years at Downey. Loved being his assistant in the early 90's before he retired. Yes, thanks to him, Downey was a "family" with high standards, values and morals. He was truly like our Dad. My heart-felt thoughts are with Dianne, Cheryl, Laurie, and all the family. God's blessings for Mac's family and friends. I miss you Mac.
February 25, 2013
Mr. McAlister was larger than life to me. He always had stories to tell and loved to hear your stories. I had wished often, that the Lord would have given him two lives, he had way too many ideas to accomplish in one life span. I hold him and his kindness close to my heart. A very important man who loved his employees and they loved him. It was like a large family working at Downey and that's what you hear from most who had the privilege to work for this great man. I know he has gone onto Glory where his LORD is. Love to his family and I thank you for sharing him with us. May the peace that surpasses all understanding fill your hearts and homes as you go through this time of great loss.
February 25, 2013
We had many fun times in the past. Easter at the park in Downey. Chili dinner in BHC. Weddings, etc. you will be missed
February 24, 2013
Dear Mcalister family,I am deeply touched by the passing of Mr.Mcalister.I present my sincere condolences to his wife Dianne,daughters Laurie and Cheryl,his family,friends and all who knew him.Mr.Mcalister was not only a friend but was a role model and mentor both professionally and personally.Mac was simply one of the smartest and best men I have ever met.My thoughts and prayers are with you.Respectfully, Hector Nevarez

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