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Obituary: E. Hope Dusel McAloon ’56

Elizabeth Hope Dusel McAloon, of Burbank, CA, died of cancer, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center in North Hollywood. She was 75.

Hope was born in Orange, New Jersey, on August 31, 1933, a daughter of the late William and Emily (Barraro) Dusel. She graduated from Antioch in 1956, with a BA in Business Administration.

After college, she lived in NYC and worked as an Associate Editor for Engineering News Record at McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. She moved to Burbank in the early 1980’s, where she worked for the City of Burbank for 26 years, the past 19 at the Burbank Recycle Center.

Last month the Burbank City Council passed a resolution to rename the Burbank Recycle Center Administration Building as the “Hope Sustainability Center” for her dedication to her work. She had become the face, voice and spirit of the Center.

She was the wife of the late Arthur L. McAloon, Jr. She leaves her children, Kerry and Gino McAloon, her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Hallee and Nancy McInerney of Massachusetts, and her brother-in-law, Brendan McAloon of Florida.

A memorial service was held in Burbank and committal services were held at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery in Lowell. Memorial donations may be made to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064.