John C. Callahan

John C. Callahan

Sept. 21, 1951-March 8, 2018

John Charles Callahan, aged 66, died March 8, 2018, after a short illness. There will be a celebration of life this summer at a date to be announced.

John was born in Panama on Sept. 21, 1951. He graduated from Westford Academy in Westford, Massachusetts. He moved to Homer, Alaska, in 1979. John was married to Betty Callahan on March 8, 1984, and they were married for 34 years. John was retired from the Laborers Union and most recently worked in traffic control during road construction. He enjoyed playing golf, cards with friends, his dogs and cat.

John is survived by his wife, Betts Callahan; his son, Aren Callahan; his father, George Callahan Sr.; his brothers, George Callahan, Timothy Callahan, Mark Callahan and Peter Callahan; his grandchildren, Alaina, Maritza and Evelyn; many nieces and a nephew, along with other family and family friends.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Helen O’Malley Callahan.

“John will always be remembered by his friends and family for his gentle soul, easygoing nature, his sense of humor, bright smile, jokes and easy laughter. He brought happiness to friends and strangers alike,” his family said.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Homer Community Food Pantry or the Homer Animal Shelter (Alaska Mindful Paws).

More in Obituaries

John Gordon Loosli

Editor’s note: The obituary has been changed to correct the birth year.… Continue reading

James Phillip Wilson

James Phillip Wilson July 11, 1970 - Sept. 1, 2018 James Phillip… Continue reading

Norma ‘Jo’ Smith

Norma ‘Jo’ Smith July 28, 1925 - Sept. 5, 2018 Norma ‘Jo’… Continue reading

Lorraine Joyce Williams

Lorraine Joyce Williams Oct. 25, 1959 – Sept. 8, 2018 Lorraine Joyce… Continue reading

Shay Seed Lowney

Shay Seed Lowney July 6 1971 - Aug. 29, 2018 Shay Seed… Continue reading

Betty Wyonna Jones Hofeling

Betty Wyonna Jones Hofeling April 2, 1929 - Sept. 3, 2018 Betty… Continue reading

June Edith Reynolds

June Edith Reynolds May 21, 1937 - Aug. 24, 2018 Longtime Alaskan… Continue reading

Robert (Clearcut) Mueller

Robert (Clearcut) Mueller July 2,1938 - Aug. 11, 2018 Robert (Clearcut) Mueller,… Continue reading

Alfred H. Graves

Alfred H. Graves June 11, 1938-July 7, 2018 Alfred H. Graves, 80,… Continue reading

Most Read