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Rev. Nelson J. CALLAHAN Obituary


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“Condolences and gratitude for sharing a blessed mentor and friend. Father travelled to Pittsburgh December 18, 1971 for our wedding. I will always...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Dianne Graft Klimo - Yukon, OK

“I remember Nelson taking us to chase river boats while at St. John's. We also went to Madison on several occasions. He made summer school so...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sister Edna Slyck, RSM - Ithaca, NY

“I am grateful to Father Callahan for sharing his knowledge and faith as our priest at St. Raphael. He was compassionate and helpful through...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lynne DesLauriers - Oak Park, IL

“My sympathy goes out to all the family, especially Miriam and Ken. I knew Father Callahan best as the chaplain of the First Friday Club, where he...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Carolyn Powers Powell - OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Callahan family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gene & Sharon Pfaff - Bay village, OH

“My heartfelt sorrow and prayers go out to Fr. Callahan's family. I attended St. Raphael School and parish. Fr. Callahan was an amazing priest and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rochelle Deach Doyle - Roswell, GA

“Rest peacefully father. Thank you for all your guidance at St. Raphael's. May god bless you and keep you at his side in heaven!! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Edward Manning - OH

“Sorry to about the passing of Fr. Callahan. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Carrie Pfaff-Hale - Westlake, OH


REV. NELSON J. CALLAHAN age 85. Beloved son of the late Nelson J. and Mary (nee Mulholland) Callahan; loving brother of Dr. Kenneth (Joan) Callahan (both deceased) and Miriam (Gerald) Porter; dear uncle of The Hon. Kenneth Jr., Kevin, Christopher, Katherine and Collin Callahan and Miriam "Mimi", Dr. Mary Christine and Gerald Porter and great uncle of 11. In 60 years of Priesthood, Fr. Callahan was a Pastor, Associate, College Professor, Diocesan Archivist, Author and most recently Pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village for 28 years. Fr. Entered Eternal Rest Tuesday January 15, 2013. Funeral Mass Saturday January 19, at Communion of Saints Parish in St. Ann Church, 2175 Coventry Rd. at Cedar Rd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio at 1:00 pm. Vespers Friday January 18 in the Church at 3:00 PM followed by public visitation until 8:30 PM. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Ignatius High School Scholarship Fund or The University of Notre Dame, American Church History Archives.