Brian McAllister

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Brian Z. McAllister, a Physician Assistant, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at his home in Gainesville, FL. He was the son of Bard and Olga McAllister of Carrollton, GA. Brian grew up in Visalia, CA and lived in Zambia for 4 years. He was a dialysis technician having graduated from Sonoma State University in 1983 with a BA, then the Physician's Assistant program at UF in 1987. Brian worked for a time at Tacachale, then at the VA Medical Center Renal Department since 1991. He has been active many years with Friends of San Felasco helping build and maintain horse and mountain biking trails.

Brian is survived by his wife, Mary McAllister; children, Laurel and Miles McAllister of Gainesville; mother, Olga McAllister of Visalia, CA; brothers, Keith (Mary) McAllister of Oakland, CA, Carl (Jonelle) McAllister of New Orleans, LA and Bruce (Maggie) McAllister of Forestville, CA; nephews, John B. and Tyrrell McAllister; nieces, Mindy Young, Rachel Hecht, Molly McAllister, Caitlan McAllister, Rebecca Hacke; and 7 great nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to "Friends of San Felasco" or charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Avenue.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Cemeteries and Crematory. 352-378-2528. Please sign our guestbook at

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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 15 to July 17, 2009