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Walter M. CALLAN M.D. Obituary

CALLAN, Walter M. M.D.

Walter M. Callan, M.D., 73, of Farmington, beloved husband of Marta (Zakrzewska) Callan, passed away peacefully on Friday, (September 13, 2013) at Hartford Hospital. He was born September 14, 1939 to the late Walter P. and Annie (Long) Callan in Hartford. Walter was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, the University of Connecticut, University of North Dakota, B.S. in Medicine and received his doctorate from The University of Connecticut Medical School in 1974. He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After establishing his own medical practice in Bloomfield for many years, Walter later worked as an Emergency Room Physician at many area hospitals, including Windham Hospital, Willimantic, where he worked for over 15 years and experienced many fond memories with his co-workers. He had a passion for both playing and watching basketball. He enjoyed traveling to remote places, especially Culebra, Puerto Rico, where he spent many wonderful vacations with his wife. After his retirement Walter enjoyed his time at home working on his amazing gardens and perfectly manicured lawn. Walter was most happy just tinkering around the house on various projects and was known for his ability to fix just about anything. He had a passion for all sciences, especially astronomy. When his children were little he would have them climb up on the roof with him to gaze at the stars as he told them all about the various constellations. Even in his later years he loved to bring out his telescope to examine the night sky. He often referred to the solar system above as the "cathedral in his yard". In addition to his wife of 20 years, he is survived by his children, Michael P. Callan of Baltimore, MD; Marjorie Carson and her husband Thomas of Wethersfield; his step-daughter, Patricia Bourque and her husband Abraham of Berlin; his sister, Agnes Gregan, his grandchildren, Edith and Charles Carson and his step-granddaughter, Alexis Bourque. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Arthur Tuttle, nieces, Wendy Watts, Kimberly Gottschall, and nephews, Richard Gregan, Robert Gregan, Arthur Tuttle, Jr. and William Bazinet. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Tuttle.
At his family's request the service will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the South Green Memorial Home/Waszkelewicz Funeral Home in Hartford. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 20, 2013
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