Chaudoin "Shad" CALLAWAY

CALLAWAY, Chaudoin "Shad"

Chaudoin "Shad" Callaway, 80, of Vernon CT, beloved husband for 52 years of Margaret Deane (Emrich) Callaway died Sunday April 14, 2013. Born and raised in Chickamauga GA, to Chaudoin Callaway Jr. and Anna (Barr) Callaway. Shad graduated high school from The McCallie School in Chattanooga TN, obtained his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Texas, graduated from Yale Divinity School in CT, was in the second graduating class of the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, now Blanton-Peale Institute in New York City, was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church, was a diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, founded and led the Pastoral Counseling Service of Northern New Jersey, and obtained his Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University in New Jersey. Shad practiced privately for 42 years as a Marriage and Family Counselor, and wrote the foreword to Dr. Hector J. Ritey's book The Human Kingdom. He was a beloved mentor, colleague, friend and counselor to many and devoted many years and scholarly writings to the meaning of compassion in our lives. In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by his son Joseph Morgan Callaway of West Hartford, CT, daughter Megan Ann Callaway Duffy, son-in-law Joel Robert Duffy, grandson Bryan Patrick Duffy all of Columbia, CT, and nephews, Garnett McMillan of Chickamauga, GA and Sandy McMillan of Signal Mountain, TN. He was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Ann McMillan.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 on Friday, April 26th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the South United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, to make all activities at the church accessible. His thoughtful and gentle presence will be missed by all who knew him. To leave an online condolence please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 21, 2013