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Sidney B.       McAllister



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Sidney B.       McAllister

Sidney B. McAllister, 81, of Newtown, died at his residence on October 27, with his beloved wife, Betty B. McAllister and his beloved daughter, Jane Adrianse, at his side.

Mr McAllister, the son of Eugene and Eugena (Barnard) McAllister, was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on May 12, 1923. After a childhood in Kansas City, Mo., he attended high school in Champaign, Ill. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1948. While in Columbia, he was a member of Sigma Chi national fraternity.

During World War II, Mr McAllister served with the Ninth Infantry Division, landing in Normandy on June 24, 1944. He was also involved in the Battle of the Bulge in December of that year, where he was wounded by shrapnel and received a Purple Heart. Mr McAllister was called back to serve in Korea, where he received a battlefield promotion to captain, a second Purple Heart, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

After Korea, Mr McAllister resumed his career in advertising, first in Miami, then in Chicago. In 1964 he affiliated with McCann-Ericson in New York and settled in New Canaan. In 1969 he moved to Atlanta where he served as the Coca-Cola account executive until his retirement in 1978. After retirement, he lived in Mill Spring and Brevard, N.C., and Lexington, Ky., where his hobbies included winemaking, painting, tennis, and golf. He has been a resident of Newtown the past three months.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Paul S. McAllister of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Jane Adrianse of Asheville, N.C., and Barbara Landwehr of Greenville, S.C.; a stepson, Marshall S. Berdan of Weston; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Dudley and by his first wife Barbara Osborne.

The family will hold a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to either The Hospice at Home Program of the Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, 84 Oxford Road, Oxford CT 06478 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th Street, NY, NY 10032.

Arrangements were by the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.

The Newtown Bee        November 5, 2004

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