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Samuel McAllister, 83, Former Bridgeport Resident

Samuel McAllister
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Samuel McAllister Jr., 83, formerly of Bridgeport, has died.

He was born Jan. 20, 1932, to Samuel and Pearl McAllister. He was a graduate of St. Paul's, N.C., High School and graduated at the top of his class.

He moved to Bridgeport, where was a manager for Exiode Battery & Magnetic Corp. He became a deacon of East End Baptist Church, where he married his wife, Sylvia.

After his retirement, they returned to St. Paul's to spend the rest of their lives together. He served as town commissioner there.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sylvia J. McAllister; three daughters, Carol Kelly, Doris Jones (Moses) and Anita McAllister; two sons, Samuel McAllister (Elaine) and George McAllister (Margie); 10  grandchildren;  2I great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sons, Lon McAllister and Blaine McAllister; and a son-in-law, Jack Kelly.

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