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A Mass of Christian Burial for J. Patricia McAllister, 71, of Depew, a dietitian and home economics teacher, will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, French Road, Depew. Prayers will be said at 10:30 in the Pacer Funeral Home, 2275 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, Hamburg.

Mrs. McAllister died Monday (Dec. 17, 1990) in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga.

A native of Buffalo, she graduated from South Park High School in 1935 and from Buffalo State College in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics teaching.

After working as an assistant dietitian at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and at Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, she taught at Ellicottville High School from 1943 to 1948 and had a catering business from her South Buffalo home from 1948 to 1951.

While her husband, Joseph, was on active duty with the Air Force until 1967, she taught at military bases in the Philippines, England and Syracuse and also was active in military wives clubs. She was president of the wives club at Prestwick Air Base, Scotland.

From 1970 until her retirement in 1980, she taught home economics at School 63 (now Campus North) on Minnesota Avenue.

Mrs. McAllister was a member of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, president of the Western New York Home Economics Teachers Association and past president of Phi Epsilon Omicron, a home economics teachers organization.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Teresa Udelson of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Ellen Schumann of Williamsville, and three grandchildren.

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