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LAN Eugene Joseph Callan, 93, of Vero Beach, formerly of Palm City, passed away May 28, 2014 after a short illness. Gene was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 26, 1920. He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in New Jersey and St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He obtained his law degree from Fordham University. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was a JAG officer during the Korean War, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He began his career with the First National City Bank (now Citibank) where he was a VP. After 30 years, he joined The New York Bank for Savings to become President and CEO and subsequently became President and CEO of Richmond Hill Savings Bank in Floral Park, NY. He actively served on the boards of several corporations, including Mutual of America. After retirement, he and June relocated from Garden City, NY to Palm City. He was a member of the University Club in New York City, the Garden City Country Club, and the Garden City Golf Club. Gene was an avid golfer and loved to play whenever he had the opportunity. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, June Huley Callan of Vero Beach; daughter, Christine Callan Thompson (C. Murry Thompson, Jr.) of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, Geoffrey Callan (Kay Marie Callan) of Towson, MD; 3 granddaughters, Colleen Jones, Caroline Racanelli, and Hannah Callan; a brother, Joseph Callan of Floral Park, NY; a great grandson, Charles Callan Jones, as well as various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Callan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM, Monday, June 2, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, followed by burial in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City. Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Published in the TC Palm on June 1, 2014
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