David Francis McAllister Sr. (1937 - 2016)

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David Francis McAllister Sr., age 78, Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at his home.
Born April 7, 1937, in West Roxbury, Mass., he was the son of the late George E. and Ruth (Marsh) McAllister.
On Sept. 9, 1967, in St. Matthews Church in Dorchester, Mass., he married Patricia C. McAllister. She survives.
He retired as the president and owner of D.F. McAllister Associates in DuBois after over 20 years of service. Previous to that, he was the director of marketing and safety at Butler Trucking and Coastal Tanklines.
He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. He was the founder and past president of Patrick Healy Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in DuBois. He also was president of Canadian-American Motor Transportation Association, president of AOH Chapters in Watertown, Mass., and Akron, Ohio, where he started the Akron St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 519 and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 2661, both in DuBois. He was a past member of the Treasure Lake Lions Club, the Rotary Club International in Massachusetts, and the Olympic Athletic Club. He was an avid golfer and an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He loved to travel, but most of all, he loved being with his family.
David is survived by three children, Karen McAllister of Lowell, Mass., Debra West and her husband, Daniel of DuBois, Pa. and David McAllister, Jr. and his wife, Tracey of DuBois, Pa.; and ten grandchildren: Jay, Sonia, McKayla, Caitlin, Sean, Nicole, Scotty, Cullen, Connor and Madison.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George McAllister and an infant sister.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m. today by the members of the Knights of Columbus Council #519 and Assembly 2661.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Fachtna O'Driscoll, SMA and the Rev. Msgr. Richard Siefer con celebrating.
Interment will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave. and/or St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 116 S. State St., both in DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 14, 2016
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