Home
Resources
More Obituaries for ALLAN CALLOW
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

ALLAN CALLOW M.D., Ph.D.

Obituary Condolences Gallery

ALLAN CALLOW M.D., Ph.D. Obituary
CALLOW, Allan, M.D., Ph.D. Admiral, Physician, Surgeon, Teacher, and Researcher. Dr. Allan Callow died peacefully in his home in San Francisco on December 22, 2015 holding his wife's hand. He was 99 years old and is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dr. Una Ryan, along with his San Francisco family (Tamsin, Amy, Derek, Scully, Tabitha, Audrey and Henry). He is also survived by his son and daughters of a previous marriage (Susan, Dana, Beverly and their families). Dr. Callow served in World War 2 during the Pacific Campaign and made seven opposed landings. He became a Rear Admiral, Upper Half (USNR) and wrote a book "The Man on the Ground" about his experiences. He obtained his MD degree from the Harvard University School of Medicine and practiced as a vascular surgeon in Boston and St Louis. He shared a research laboratory with his wife, Una Ryan, who maintained her academic positons during an active career in the biotechnology industry. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Tufts University and completed his term as Chairman in 1986. Dr. Callow and Dr. Ryan moved to San Francisco in 2012 and established a home in the Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge. He frequently recalled the significance of sailing under the bridge as he left for the war and now returning after a long and rewarding life. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held in the Presidio of San Francisco. Details will be available when arrangements have been finalized.
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 30, 2015
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.