Thomas A. McAllister, 72, of New Milford, died April 6, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Joan (Adler) McAllister.

Mr. McAllister was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Andrew and Nadine (Thomas) McAllister.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Marines.

Mr. McAllister was a tour escort for a travel and bus company in California and, after moving to New Milford in 2005, was a security guard at Kimberly-Clark.

In addition to his wife of 33 years, Mr. McAllister is survived two sons, Steven McAllister and Kenneth McAllister, of San Jose, Calif., and a grandson, James Ryder McAllister.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.