OBITUARY

John Joseph Callahan

July 30, 1936April 17, 2021
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John J. (Jack) Callahan (1936-2021), loving father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on April 17th, 2021.

A former resident of Haddonfield, Jack raised his family on Estaugh Avenue with his wife, Jeanette Callahan (Nee Pelley) (1946-1986). After retiring, he moved to Audubon where he enjoyed watching his children raise his grandchildren. He was always eager to attend birthday parties, school events, graduations, or sporting events. Jack loved being on the water holding a fishing rod, and dreamed of hitting the lottery to finally acquire that shore house. He will be greatly missed by all.

Jack is survived by sons Joe Orsini, John Callahan (Kelly), and Ethan Callahan (Regina), daughters Ruth Fischer, Mimi Philips (Chuck), Kimberly Callahan (Heshey Schlachterman) and grandchildren Dani, Thomas, C.J., Lexi, Leah, Kiersten, John John, Aiden, McKenna, and Rebbeca, Mariah, Kyle and Mikayla.

A Viewing will be held on April 23, 2021 from 11:00am-1pm at Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey, 08108, followed by a funeral service at 1pm, and a subsequent burial at 2:30pm at Haddonfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, 29 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield, NJ.

  • FAMILY

  • John Callahan, Son
  • Ethan Callahan, Son
  • Kimberly Callahan, Daughter
  • Mimi Philips, Daughter
  • Ruth Fischer, Daughter
  • Joe Orsini, Son
  • Dani, Grandchild
  • Thomas, Grandchild
  • C.J., Grandchild
  • Lexi, Grandchild
  • Leah, Grandchild
  • Kiersten, Grandchild
  • John John, Grandchild
  • Aiden, Grandchild
  • McKenna, Grandchild
  • Rebbeca, Grandchild
  • Mariah, Grandchild
  • Kyle, Grandchild
  • Mikayla, Grandchild

Services

  • Viewing

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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  • Burial

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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Susan Filtrante

April 28, 2021

Jack. He was always there. Every Christmas Eve party at the Callahan house starting with Browning Rd, in Belmawr. It was a tradition that lasted for many, many years, even after the move to Estaugh Ave. Thanksgiving was always at 61 Linden ... Pelleys, Callahans, Pat and Ted, etc, would come down from NH, and everyone would surround the table eating and waiting for the poker game that would happen afterwards! ALWAYS!

The camping trips! Oh my , the camping. Lake Apsegami, Lake and Shore Campground, Hidden Lakes, and there was the infamous one in the Catskills. Jack the Prankster pulled his outhouse prank on PopPop. I was witness. It shall never be forgotten.

There were five holes on each side of the building over one pit of poop. (That's me being a lady.) Jack was on the ladies side and PopPop was in the men's side. Of course the big rock went in, and Jack sputtered, "Help!" PopPop pointed his flashlight in his hole and hollered, "Can you reach my hand?" Even Jack couldn't keep the charade going after that! I was in early high school when that happened and I'll never forget it.

I've always hoped to have an opportunity to use it on someone else. Oh Well.

Both he and Jeanette loved you guys so much. You kids did him proud with this service. I've enjoyed looking back at all your memories! Keep those memories close to your hearts. Much Love, Aunt Susan.

Melissa DeHonney

April 23, 2021

RIP, Jack. You were an always-friendly face at every family get together. You always asked me about the things going on in my life. I know you will be missed. My deepest sympathy to your closest family — XO to all of you.

Doreen Titko

April 20, 2021

I’m very saddened to hear of your loss. Please find comfort in those of us that understand your pain and share in your grieving. God bless all of you at this difficult time.

Jeff Pelley

April 20, 2021

So many great memories, camping, Christmas parties, him pulling down my pants every time I walked by him as a kid! Love and will miss you!
Rest In Peace Jack.

Robin Lancaster

April 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathy.
I will always remember camping with him when I was a kid. He was such a prankster.
Once he threw a brick in one of the outhouses next to my brother Stephen and screamed Help Help!!!
Stephen ran out scared to death!!

Love from,
Robin and John Lancaster

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Dad as a kid dressed to impresses

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Dad’s parents

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Dad with his dad.

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Dad as a kid dressed to impresses

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Dad’s parents

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Dad with his dad.

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Dad

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Dad, on the left , with friends

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Dad’s dad