John H. Callahan

  • Born: October 23, 1924
  • Died: October 31, 2019
  • Location: Glenolden, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

John H. Callahan, 1924 – 2019.

After a full life filled with much giving and kindness John H. (Jack) Callahan, 95 of Glenolden peacefully passed away October 31, 2019 at home. He was born Oct 23, 1924 in Philadelphia to the late Daniel & Mary Callahan.

Jack proudly served in World War II in the Fifth Army Division of the 85th Calvary Mechanized Reconnaissance and received many medals for his service. Jack was a warehouse manager for John Wanamakers until his retirement and in retirement he and his wife Dee loved to travel and also spent time at their trailer in Lancaster forging a cherished friendship with Levi and Fannie Stoltzfus and their children and families. Jack was an avid sportsman who enjoyed watching his Philadelphia teams as well as playing golf, fishing and bowling on many leagues and was very proud of bowling a 300 game. Jack was a member St Gabriel's church and choir since 1962 and he also sang in the Delaware County Community Chorus and The Guys and Gals choral group. In retirement Jack volunteered at Taylor Hospital and with The Schoolhouse Senior Center. Jack was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Black Jack Kehoe AOH and Muckinpates Authority.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a son Sean and his wife, Dolores "Dee" Callahan.

Survivors include his daughter, Melanie Eddy (Mark); Grandchildren, Sean, Doug and Sarah; Devoted neighbors and caregivers Rick and Kris McCray and their children Shane, Austin and Devin; and loving companion Carole Fisher.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday Nov. 7th from 9 – 11 AM at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Mohawk Ave., Norwood. Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 AM. Burial, St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Schoolhouse Senior Center, Folsom PA. Online condolences at


Condolence & Memory Journal

A good and honorable man is in heaven with his wife. He lived a full, rich, honest, life as a proud 95 year old veteran. Those who know of him are great full for his service to our Country and his community. He will continue to live in the hearts of the many people that loved him including Rick, Kris and their children. I just found out about his passing. Regretfully, I am in Virginia and there is not enough time for me to get to the service today to honor him and offer my condolences. Kris... please give my love and condolences to Rick, Shane, Austin and Devin. I will always remember the smile on your face and the twinkle in your eye when you spoke of him. His passing will leave a big hole in Rick's and your life! Love you

Posted by Holly Sorrentino - Wallingford, PA   November 07, 2019


Jack you were a very special person. Thank you for coming into my life.


Posted by Carole Fisher - Folsom, PA   November 05, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Callahan Family for the loss of your loved one, John, "Jack", and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.

Posted by JKH/JW    November 05, 2019

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