Allan Bryant Callison, 74, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., a retired United States Naval Aviator, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach.
Mr. Callison, son of Wayne L. and Trena Gensinger Callison, was born in Wenatchee. Allan, known as Abie, spent his school years in Oroville, graduating from Oroville High School in 1956. After 22 years of service, Allan retired from the U. S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. He then worked for the U. S. Immigration Department/Homeland Security as an Inspector for 17 years. He was a lifetime member of the Military Officers Association of America. Allan’s careers provided him the opportunity of living all over the world including the Philippines and the Bahamas. This triggered a love for travel that he enjoyed until his death.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia L. “Ginger” Callison; one son, Ken Callison of Manson, Wash.; two daughters: Patrice Servin of Portland, Ore., and Kathleen Sun of New Smyrna Beach; one brother, Keith Callison of Oroville; two sisters, Barbara Smolinsky of Port Orchard, Wash. and Diane Hester of Lynnwood, Wash.; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Cremation will be by Dudley Crematory, New Smyrna Beach. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 78851, Phoenix, Arizona 85062-8851 or Oroville Streetscape, P. O. Box 299, Oroville, Washington 98844.