Cornelius Joseph Callahan - age: 92
(August 14, 1925 to December 31, 2017
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A memorial service with military honors is planned for the spring of 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco, Maine is respectfully handling the arrangements, proudly providing service to our Veterans with Honor. Donations in Cal’s memory to any desired charity is greatly appreciated.
Cornelius Joseph Callahan, affectionately called “Cal”, age 92, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed peacefully at home on December 31, 2107. Cal was born on August 14, 1925 in Boston, MA to Cornelius Joseph Callahan and Gladys Mabel (Fitzgerald-Stackpole) Callahan. He was the eldest child and a brother to Edward Paul and Bernard Leo, Arlene Frances (Porter) and Jean Marie (Robinson).
As a young boy, Cal attended Dorchester, Boston, and Roxbury public schools in Massachusetts. Cal enlisted in the US Armed Forces in 1943 and proudly served first as a Quartermaster in the Navy, then as a Master Sargeant in the Army’s 8th Military Police Detachment. He bravely served in both WWII and the Korean War. Cal’s Honorable Discharge was on December 31, 1963, exactly 54 years to the day of his death.
While stationed in Austria, Cal met and married Lucia (Banovics-Pfeiffer) of Linz in 1950. Together they raised 5 children. Paul Druppel, daughters: Dorothy Kathleen, Lucia Gladys, Shirley Jean and son Cornelius Joseph “Neal”. Cal is survived by his first wife Lucia and all their children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear sister Arlene Porter and brother-in-law Karl Pfeiffer and many nieces and nephews.
Cal was predeceased by his beloved wife of thirty years Joan Lorraine (Gulibault) Callahan. They enjoyed living and traveling first in Massachusetts and then in Florida and Arizona in their retirement years. They shall be reunited in Tucson as their final resting place, together again at last.
“Cal will be missed by all and forgotten by none”