John J Callahan

August 12, 1921 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 96)
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John Callahan, 96, passed away at the home of his daughter, Nellie Callahan on January 19, 2018. Mr. Callahan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1921, son of Mary and John Callahan of County Donegal, Ireland. He was married to Margaret Callahan (nee Watson) for 71 years, mother of his 10 children. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep and Villanova University. He served in WWII as a Naval Lieutenant in charge of a landing craft tank, landing on Normandy’s Omaha Beach on D-Day. His landing craft carried 140 enlisted men and four army officers.Survivors include his children, Thomasina of Portland, OR, Margaret of Maryland, Kathy of Maryland, Nellie of Port St. Lucie, FL, Michael of New Jersey, Kelly of Maryland, Megan of New Jersey and Sean of Key West, FL; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his children, Mary and Paul. Relatives and friends are invited to Celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday January 27, 2018 at 10 AM at the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish St Anthony Church 285 RT 206 Hammonton, NJ with a visitation from 9-10 AM Saturday at the church. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Hammonton.

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