Verne “Tom” Callahan, of Brookfield, Ohio, entered into the celestial lodge above on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, while a patient in Heritage Manor, Youngstown, Ohio, following a brief illness. He was 88.
Tom was born on March 9, 1935, at home in Brookfield, a son to George “Red” & Eleanor (Stull) Callahan.
He graduated from Brookfield High School in 1953. Shortly thereafter, he landed a position at Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio. For the next 38 years, he dedicated his skillset to the company and retired as a general foreman in 1991.
He was a member of the Brookfield Conservation Club and Jerusalem Lodge #19 F&AM, Hartford, Ohio.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising & training hunting dogs, bee keeping, and collecting milk bottles, including ones from the Callahan Dairy. He was proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed cooking for the annual St. Patrick's Day dinner for his family and friends. In later years, he worked crossword puzzles, read the daily paper, and solved cryptoquip puzzles to keep his mind sharp. However, being with his family gave him the most joy.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn Lee (Titus) Callahan, whom he married May 28, 1984; children, Michael (Lynne) Callahan, Debra (Mark) Evans, and Lisa Deiger; grandchildren, Alexander (Emma) Evans, Kaitlyn Evans, and Michael Callahan, II; sister, Margaret (Thomas) La Guardia; step-children, Lisa Watts (Michael Olson), Dr. Daniel Chiodo, and Gary Chiodo; step-grandchildren, Scott Watts, Brielle Watts (James Sprankle), Janelle Chiodo, Daniel Chiodo, Jr., and Angelina Chiodo; step-great-granddaughter, Ameris Sprankle; and special friend, Paul (Linda) Aaron.
He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Smokey.
A time of gathering in Tom’s honor will be held from 4-6 PM Monday, June 26, 2023, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403, where a Masonic service will be offered at 5:45 PM.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Brookfield Conservation Club (or) Jerusalem Lodge #19 F&AM, both c/o the funeral home.
Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Callahan was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Box 551, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)
Monday, June 26, 2023
4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)
Monday, June 26, 2023
Starts at 5:45pm (Eastern time)