Patrick Joseph “Pappy” Callahan, 83, went to be with our Lord at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and a compassionate staff at Horizon Heath Care in …
Patrick Joseph “Pappy” Callahan, 83, went to be with our Lord at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and a compassionate staff at Horizon Heath Care in Paris. He was a civil engineer.
Graveside funeral arrangements are provided by Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Father Val of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. A reception follows.
Mr. Callahan was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Charleston, the son of the late John “Joe” Callahan and Geneva Talbott Callahan. He was married to Maxine Turner of Mattoon for 61 years, who survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Kelly (Brian) Graham of Paris and Patsy (Phil) Lewandowski of Lafayette, Ind.; five grandchildren, Cole (Kelly) Hutchings of Katy, Texas, Meagan (Josh) Longest of Wolcott, Ind., Jake Lewandowski of Lafayette, Ind., Hillary Lewandowski of Lafayette, Ind., and Elijah Wheeler of Paducah, Ky.; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary (Dewey) Taylor of Charleston, IL.
He was preceded in death by three siblings: Ann Hartley, Herb Callahan and Chris Sims.
Mr. Callahan moved to Paris in 1961 after marriage, and the couple started their family here. He spent his career in civil engineering and loved what he did.
As a devoted Catholic, Mr. Callahan served his community through the Knights of Columbus. He rose to the level of 4th Degree Knight and served as Grand Knight for a season. He was a man of few words but was a positive influence. Whether mentoring his girls, his grandchildren or those he met on his path, his sage advice and “Pappy-isms” would leave you with a smile.
He will be greatly missed by all. We thank our Lord for blessing us with his life, stewardship, and example.
Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.