Sidney S. Callahan 86, a native of Dularge and resident of Houma, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Theriot. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
He is survived by his sons and their spouses, Barney Callahan and wife, Donna Samanie, and ex-wife, Regina Bauer Callahan, Mark Callahan and wife, Jenny Rhodes and Reed Callahan and wife, Lynette Thibodaux; six grandchildren, Travis Callahan, Krista Callahan, Lora "Tootie" Callahan, Katie and husband, Marcus Voison, Abby Callahan and Rudy Laris; three great-grandchildren, Luke Armstrong, Khloe Voison and Ruby Voison; brother, Sylvest "Buddy" Callahan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Dupont Callahan; parents, Orville Adam Callahan and Eleanor Brunet Callahan; sisters, Margaret Callahan and Ella Marie Callahan; brothers, Albert, Harris Joseph, and Eugene Anthony Callahan; and granddaughter, Erin A. Callahan.
He was a retired captain with the Houma Fire Department and a World War II veteran who served with the European occupation forces at the end of the war. He was a member of the VFW and longtime member of the Louisiana Cattleman's Association.
He grew up in a time of economic depression and looming world war where luxuries such as television, electricity and indoor plumbing were not an option for struggling poor families. Hunting, fishing, trapping and vegetable gardens were a necessity, not a hobby. His boyhood days defined his character in his commitment to feed, clothe and provide for his wife and their sons. He also maintained strong ties with his brothers, sisters and cousins for his entire life.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Journey Hospice of Houma and staff, Dena, Patsy and Shanna, for their support and caregiving in our time of need.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Journey Hospice of Houma.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2013