ORLAND – John B. McAllian, 86, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Courtland Rehab and Living Center with his loving family by his side. He was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Brewer, a son of William J. and Elsie M. (Cushing) McAllian.
John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Hyman. He retired from Champion Paper after 44 years of service. In his free time John enjoyed hunting, camping and bingo, but his favorite pastime was fishing. John came from a very large family and family was important to him. He was a member of Masons Felicity Lodge AF & AM No. 19, Bucksport; as well as American Legion Post No. 207, Trenton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Marguerite E. (Carlisle) McAllian; his children, Loreen Obey and husband, Tom, of Bangor, William McAllian and wife, Ida, of Rochester, N.Y., and Joyce Fortier and husband, Dick, of Ellsworth; stepchildren whom he loved as his own, Danny Coombs and wife, Robin, of Bucksport, Susan Davis and husband, Steven, of South Paris and Diana Arey and husband, Robert, of Penobscot; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two sisters, Ruth Bowden and husband, Melvin, and Dorothy Barnard; four brothers, James McAllian, Fredrick McAllian, Harold McAllian and wife, Lorraine, and Arthur McAllian and wife, Pat; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by one brother, Charles McAllian; five sisters, Martha Longfellow, Mae Rogers, Lillian Nickless, Phyllis Carrier and Beatrice Silva; as well as two great-grandsons; Kyle Manduca and Tyler Manduca. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Courtland Rehab and Living Center for the love and care received by John and all of the friends and family during our time there.
Family and friends will gather for visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Interment will be after the service at Hillside Cemetery, East Bucksport, and a reception after the service will be held at Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club. Donations in John’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.