Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
December 17, 1927 – January 11, 2020
Robert A. Callewart, MD, 92, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Robert was born on December 17, 1927, in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Irma and Oscar Callewart.
He attended college and medical school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1955. After medical school, Robert served our country as a Captain at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to complete his orthopedic residency.
In 1961, he relocated to Dallas where he practiced orthopedics at St Paul Hospital, Baylor Hospital downtown, and Parkland Memorial Hospital. At Parkland, Robert also served on the orthopedic teaching staff. In 1968, he started a solo, orthopedic practice at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where he remained for over 30 years. During that time, he served as Chief of the Orthopedics staff and treated thousands of patients.
On July 31,1954, he married Mary Ann Barranco of Chicago, Illinois. Together, they raised three children and were active members of Christ the King Catholic Church. Mary Ann passed away on July 13, 2002, and Robert retired. Years later, Robert moved to the Plaza at Edgemere where he was lovingly cared for by Edgemere's wonderful staff for 7 years.
He is survived by 3 children: Craig C, MD (Cheryl), Leslie Holdt (Mark), and Cheryl Morgan (Jerry). 4 grandchildren: Katy & Lucy Callewart and Nicole & Andrew Morgan. Nieces and nephews: Greg Greene (Jane), Deborah Greene, and those in Minnesota.
He was entombed beside his devoted wife Mary Ann at Sparkman Hillcrest. Robert was a devout congregant and benefactor of Christ the King Catholic Church. The Callewart family thanks the community for all of their love and support during the life of Bob.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 16, 2020
In October 1973 I was involved in a motorcycle accident the resulted in my breaking my left leg in 8 places with all compound fractures. It was the biggest misfortune of my life and for five weeks there was great question about whether or not I would get to keep my leg or if it would be amputated. My Pop, God LOVE HIM, sought out the best orthopedic surgeon in Texas....the ABSOLUTE BEST HE COULD FIND....and that surgeon was Dr. Robert Callewart. I have had a wonderful life, with two legs, and the quality of my life I pretty much owe to Dr. Callewart. You want to talk about DEBTS THAT CAN NEVER BE REPAID!!! I owe Dr. Callewart for 47 years of a life well lived. Godspeed to you Doc!!! Can't tell you how much you did for this poor Texas Boy!!! THANK YOU! I wish I could tell you THANK YOU in person.....that is MY LOSS!