Sunday, January 04, 2009


Harris Callahan, 88, passed away Thursday, January 01, 2009 at Metro Health Medical Center.

Harris was born Sunday, August 8, 1920 in Lorain, OH by his loving parents, Louis and Rose (nee: Kelly) Callahan. He graduated from Lorain High School, class of 1936A. Harris met his beloved wife Ruth E. (nee:Maxwell) and was married on November 26, 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. Harris was employed by U.S. Steel for 43 years as a Maintenance Foreman/Stationary Engineer, retiring in 1983. While working at U.S. Steel, he also worked for 16 years at Lorain Products in the stockroom. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Lorain where he was also a member of the Holy Name Society. Harris was active with Senior Fellowship, Lorain. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and especially tending to his roses in his garden.

Harris survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Ruth E. Callahan; seven children, Thomas Callahan (Janet) of Roswell, Georgia, Ruth A. Callahan of Tucker, Georgia, Terrence Callahan (Judy) of Lorain, Timothy Callahan of Seattle, Washington, Stanley Callahan (Vicki) of Lorain, Paul Callahan Sr. (Anne) of Amherst, and Eileen Callahan-Smath (Jerry) of Lorain; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his five brothers, Stanley, William, Richard, Robert and Terrence Callahan; infant son, Stanley Callahan; daughter, Carolyn Callahan; and infant grandson Riley Harris Smath.

The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961 on Monday, January 5, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Ave, Lorain, Fr. Joseph West, O.F.M., Conv, Pastor, officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 E. Erie Ave, Lorain, OH 44052.


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