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Donald E. Callahan

AGE: 87 • Middletown

Donald E. Callahan, 87, of Middletown passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was born in New York City to the late S. Joseph and Mary Callahan. Donald served his country in the New York Army National Guard for fifteen years, retiring as Captain. He was a 1950 graduate of Manhattan College earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired as Senior Director of Engineering with Planters LifeSavers Company/RJR Nabisco after twenty-nine years of service. Ever the animal lover, Donald was a member of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America and the Garden State All Terrier Club. A lifelong fan of the New York Football Giants, he was inducted into the team's Season Ticket Hall of Fame in 2013.

Donald was predeceased by his son Daniel E. in 1998 and daughter-in-law Anna Marie in 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years Julia M.; son Robert D. and grandson Charlie of Red Bank; and son Edward and daughter-in-law Carmen and their niece Monica, all of Dunellen.

Visitation will take place on Monday January 4, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank (opposite the Molly Pitcher Inn). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad Street in Red Bank. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Memorial donations in Donald's memory may be made to Our Daily Bread, St. James RC Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Please visit Donald's memorial website at

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 4, 2016
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