Ralph Thomas "Tommy" Callahan

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SIDNEY - Ralph Thomas "Tommy" Callahan, 63, of 2901 Fair Road, passed away at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Fair Haven County Home.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1949, in Port Jefferson, the son of the late Booker and Thelma Callahan. He was married to Pauline Chaynes, who preceded him in death in 2005.
Tommy is survived by his three children: Jeff Callahan of Sidney, Nicole Guicka of Milford, Pa., and Tierra Callahan, of Piqua; siblings: Janet Hampton and husband, Isaac, of Long Beach, Calif., Bill Hudson and wife, Jodi, of Fort Worth, Texas, John Steward and wife, Montana, of Wyoming, John Wiggins and wife, Peggy, of Sidney, and John Kimbro, of Sidney; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mike Wheeler, Melissa Bowser and Mike Wells.
Tommy was a graduate of Sidney High School, where he was a star athlete on the football team that had winning seasons every year he played, including three undefeated seasons. He continued supporting Sidney's football team throughout his life and loved going to every football game that he could. Tommy enjoyed watching movies and going to the Sidney fair. He loved sports and was a die-hard Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Fair Haven and to the Salvation Army for your thoughtfulness and compassion toward Tommy and the family.

Tommy attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1345 Kuther Road, where a celebration of life will take place this afternoon, Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 4 p.m. A repast will follow at the Salvation Army, 419 Buckeye Ave.
Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Callahan family at the website,

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Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 8, 2013