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William Callahan

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William Callahan Obituary

William (Jack) Callahan passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 30, 2015.

Jack was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1933. He graduated from Stanford University and entered the United States Air Force where he served our country for nine years and achieved the rank of Captain.

Jack was one of the early inductees into the "Mock Busters Club" where he broke the sound barrier.

After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, "Captain" Jack flew for United Airlines for 28 years where he again retired with the title of "Captain".

In his illustrious flying career, Jack had the honor to fly many famous airplanes such as the F100 Fighter Jet, B-52 Bomber, 737 and the big boy 767.

After retirement, you could find Jack typically working in his orchard driving his tractor or sitting in the backyard enjoying a fine Guinness. With his wife by his side, they spent many vacations on the Mendocino Coast and cherished spending time together with their closest friends.

Jack is survived by his wife Jan of 52 years; his sister Natalie O'Laughlin; his two sons and their wives Kevin & Becky and Terry & Lindi; his three grandchildren Shaun, Morgan and Grady and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents William "Bill" and Irene Callahan; brother Robert and granddaughter Kaitlyn.

An Irish wake to celebrate Jack's wonderful life will be held September 5, 2015 at 3 PM at their residence. Family and friends are welcome and bring your stories.

"Mock One to Heaven, Captain Jack"

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be sent to: Rideout Hospice, 939 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95991

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2015
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