Beloved husband of Peggy, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 29, at the age of 86. The oldest of 13, he is survived by 6 siblings, his children Gregory Callahan, Candace Harris (Tom), Donna Allison-Heisley (Newt), Mary Ades (Tim), 9 grandchildren, Seth Harris (Sarah), Emily Harris, Paige Reilly, Nathaniel Devenyns, Matthew Devenyns, Chelsea Allison, Tiffany Morgan (Nick), Shelbie Gehle (Nathan), Cody Ades and 9 great-grandchildren.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, six siblings, his wife Peggy, and his daughter Laurie Reilly (Jonathan).
Vincent Callahan always knew where he was and where he was going.
Vince was not a complicated man but he was a man who lived by a code reminiscent of a Knight in the age of Chivalry. He followed an internal compass that stayed forever true to his principles, to those he loved and that quietly guided him along his 86 year journey. Vince was in the "present" and "showed up" each and every day. His "purpose" as he saw it, was to be alongside his wife, children, friends, church and neighbors. He leaves treasures of memories, countless simple acts of kindness and personally carpentered gifts to each.
Vince was a career union carpenter, employed by Gerald Phipps Construction. He worked at many sites in the Pikes Peak region including the chapel at The Air Force Academy and years of remodeling the Penrose hospitals
Vince and Peggy greatly enjoyed their close friends, travels together, dancing together and bowling, the score cards always within reach (in his shirt pocket) for confirmation of how well they bowled. They enjoyed attending all the kid's performances and sporting events.
Vince volunteered countless hours at Divine Redeemer School and Church. Along with Peggy, he volunteered as a "Grand Friend" for six years at School District 11.
Vince always did what the doctors told him for his own health. He exercised every day and ate only what he was supposed to but that didn't deter the cancer that finally attacked his brain during these last two months. In the end Vince acknowledged that it was time for him to join Peggy and Laurie in heaven.
Remember, Vince always knew where he was and where he was going.
Visitation is from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, a rosary service will follow at 7:30pm, Wednesday, June 4 at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00am, reception to follow, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N Logan Ave, Colorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers please donate to District 11 Grandfriends Program, 1115 N El Paso St. Colorado, Springs, CO 80903-2519.
Cappadona Funeral Home
1020 E. Fillmore Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Published in The Gazette on June 4, 2014