Robert F. Callahan

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Callahan, Robert F. age 87, died peacefully on March 10 in Laguna Woods, CA. Graveside services were held in Palm Harbor, FL. Preceded in death by parents Sidney and Mildred, first wife Virginia, and brother Eugene. Survived by wife Peggy, sons Kevin of Eagan, MN and Peter of New Port Richey, FL, sister Pat of Bridgeton, and six grandchildren. A fourth-generation St. Louisan, and the son and grandson of St. Louis police officers, Bob played football at Beaumont High School and the University of Missouri before joining the Marine Corps in World War II. After the war, he played football at the University of Michigan, from which he received a degree in Business Administration. Thereafter he played professional football for two years with the Buffalo Bills. Following service in the FBI during the early 1950's, he embarked on a long career in sales and management, principally with the St. Regis Paper Company and with Monsanto. He also spent several years as an executive with the Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs, FL, and with investment, banking, and real estate firms in St. Louis. He was active with the 1-2-3 Club, The Buddy Fund, and Ex-FBI Agents' Society, and served on the Des Peres Public Safety Commission. He retired to California in 2000. Services: Family and friends will gather for an open house memorial reception on June 11 at the Switzer House on the grounds of the St. Louis Priory School, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A parish Mass will be held at St. Anselm's Church at 5 p.m. for those wishing to attend. Further information available at


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 22, 2011
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