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Thomas R. Callanan, age 76, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born January 30, 1938, in Toledo to Jeremiah and Louanna (Ridenour) Callanan. Thomas was a graduate of St. Catherine Grade School and a 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School. During college, he participated in ROTC and went to serve in the National Guard in Breckinridge, KY. Thomas was a Real Estate Agent for Apple Creek Reality for the past 25 years. Previously he worked for AB Dick Company, West Toledo Stationary Shop, Lunar Office Supply and Newell B. Newton Company. An outgoing people person, Thomas enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He belonged to the Breakfast Club at McDonald's on Alexis Rd., the St. Agnes Saturday Morning Breakfast Club and Lunch at Hamways on Monroe St. Thomas was a member of Elks Lodge #53. Also, Thomas was a past member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians, having chaired the St. Patrick Day Parade that the order had previously organized. A former parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church, he was now a parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. Having a sweet tooth, Thomas loved everything chocolate, especially mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann (Maier) Callanan; daughters, Teri (John) Weaver and Mary (Lance) Anthony; grandchildren, Megan and Sean Anthony, and brother, Jerry (Verna) Callanan. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may visit Sunday, July 6 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Regina Coeli Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Central Catholic High School or Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation. Please share condolences and memories at
Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe
114-128 EAST ALEXIS ROAD
Toledo, OH 43612-3703
Published in Toledo Blade from July 5 to July 6, 2014