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Charles W. "Chuck" McAllister

June 02, 1941 - March 15, 2021

Obituary For Charles W. "Chuck" McAllister

McAllister, Charles W. "Chuck"
Age 79, unexpectedly on Monday, March 15, 2021, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Southside.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Carole (Smith) McAllister; cherished brother of Gerry (Bernie) McAllister; brother-in-law of Meade (Pat) Smith, Wayne (Barbara) Smith, Beverly Smith, Deborah Gutierrez and Pat Smith. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Chuck was Vice President of Beneficial Corp. and Chairman of the Board of Consumer Credit Counseling. He is a native Pittsburgher born and raised in Pittsburgh's Southside. A devout Catholic, he loved everything about the Southside. He attended St. John Evangelist Grade School and graduated from St. Michael's High School, having excelled in basketball and graduating with honors. He went on to become Head Coach of the St. Michael's Varsity Basketball team later being transferred to Ohio. He coached the Sacred Heart Crusaders Grade School basketball team (Coshocton, OH) and mentored so many wonderful young people. He was a member of the Sokol and Polish Falcon Clubs. He enjoyed participating in all sports: avid golfer, bowler, softball and a dedicated fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams (Steelers, Pirates and Penguins), especially Pitt Panther athletics and Pitt tailgates (H2P).
Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 12-2 and 4-8 p.m. Funeral Prayer on Friday morning at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Triumph of the Holy Cross, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.

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We are so sad to hear about your loss, Carole. Ed just found out and we're sorry that we couldn't be there in person to share your grief. So many wonderful memories of picnics, Pitt games, Seven Springs and The Polish Falcons. Eddie and Angela remembered you both and send their sincere sympathies. Prayers are being said for Chuck and the family.
- Nancy Stabryla
I am so sorry that I could not be there in Pgh to honor this great man. He was a wonderful brother to my mother. He was my Godfather. I admired his advice and his athleticism in softball and basketball. He taught me the game and coaching of basketball. As an actor early in my career, he gave me sound financial advice to "put away even the smallest amount." He told me, "Can you afford $10/month?" I did and made that initial investment in my career. One of my fondest memories, even though I wasn't actually there at the time, was during the year of my wedding. Uncle Chuck and Aunt Carole were celebrating their 25th anniversary. I sent them 25 balloons. I was told that Uncle Chuck tied them to his belt and danced with them. Damn, I could picture that image forever. I guess God needed a new coach for his angel team. Donna and I ask God to bless, Aunt Carole, and her wonderful memories of her soulmate.
- Eric and Donna Hafen
Peace to my neighbor Carole and her family. I'll miss those talks with Chuck on his front porch that solved all the worlds problems. Thoughts and prayers thinking of him. Adieu, Frank Kanonik
- Frank Kanonik
My wonderful Uncle Chuck who I admired all my life. Few in this world held more of my respect as a child than My Uncle. So many memories of him thru the years in South Side. My Mother Mary Lou was so very proud of her little brother and now she will have him once more to cherish forever. Rest In Peace Uncle Chuck for you will be loved here on Earth as long as I live.
- Gregory J. Hafen
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family
- Karleen Collaro
Carole, Chuck was special in so many ways. We will truly miss him. If there is anything we can do to help you please reach our to Sue and I. You are in our Prayers. Jack & Sue
- Jack Pfender
our heartfelt sympathy to you. Chuck was a great guy, lots of fum to be around and always had a smile on his face . He is surely going to be missed. We love you Carole, please take care of yourself and call sometimes. Love Barb & Wayne.
- Barbara Smith
Carole and family, My heartfelt sympathy goes to you. I know how close you and Chuck were and how much you will miss your best friend and soulmate. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Terry
- Terry Mueller
Heartfelt condolences to my sister Carole for the loss of her husband who was a wonderful mentor to all my children as well as others. Chuck was also the best Pittsburgh tour guide and as he lifted us all up now the Lord has done the same for him. How fortunate we all were to have known him. May he Rest In Peace, Love, Deb Gutierrez
- Deborah Gutierrez

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