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Daniel H. Callahan

Daniel H. Callahan Obituary
Daniel H. Callahan, 90 Daniel H. Callahan, 90, died suddenly at his home in Yeadon, January 29, 2014. Born in Philadelphia to the late Robert A. and Louise Bunting Callahan, Dan was raised in Drexel Hill , spent several years in Lansdowne and eventually settled in Yeadon where he resided the past 60 years. He was a graduate of west Catholic H.S. for Boys, Class of 1941 and St. Joseph's College (now University), Class of 1950 with a degree in Political Science. Dan served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a ball turret gunner in the South Pacific and was part of the post war U.S. occupation in Japan. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the China Offensive Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 7 Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a 30 year member of American Legion Post 214 in Upper Darby. Dan was formerly employed by John Hancock Life Insurance Co. for 35 years and served as an officer in the Insurance Workers International Union. More recently he was a courier employed by the William Penn School District. He served in that capacity the past 25 years. Dan was predeceased by his wife the late Frances M. "Nancy" (nee Rosenberg ) Callahan who died in 2001 after 52 years of marriage; his brothers Robert T. and William J. Callahan. Survivors: His loving children Catherine E. (Earl) Pensyl, Daniel H. Callahan, Jr. ; Robert A. (Julie) Callahan, William Callahan, John J. (Joanne) Callahan, Sheila E. (Anthony) Kuders, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and his sister Winifred Callahan Duffy. Funeral Mass: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Louis Church, Cobbs Creek Pkwy., Yeadon. Visitation: Family and friends may visit Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and Monday 8:30-9:30 a.m., at DOYLE-STONELAKE FUNERAL HOME, 85 E. Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050. Int.: SS Peter & Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers: Contributions to St. Louis Church or West Catholic Alumni Assn., P.O. Box 889, Ardmore, PA 19003, in Dan's name would be greatly appreciated. www.doylestonelake.com
Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 2, 2014
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