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Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Scott Christopher Callagy

March 8, 1969March 22, 2020

Scott Christopher Callagy, 51, devoted husband, father, son, friend and practicing Catholic passed away on Sunday March 22, 2020. He was born March 8, 1969 in Eugene Oregon. A current resident of Dallas, TX, he was raised in Flushing, NY, Lynbrook, NY, Redding, CT, and Cape Cod, MA. He graduated High School from Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, Massachusetts and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roger Williams College in Bristol, Rhode Island playing on their varsity soccer team. He began his career in Fund Accounting with the Boston Company in Boston, Massachusetts and then moved to Dallas, Texas where he worked in Sales for CompuCom, Computer Associates, Microsoft, Dell, and Vertiv Corporations. His gifts of collaboration and problem solving were especially appreciated by his clients. During his career he was recognized on numerous occasions, including being named CA’s Most Dedicated Employee of the Year for North America Channel Division.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, TX where he was an active leader in the Men’s ACTS Ministry. As a member of the Knights of Columbus, he led the Ronald McDonald House Food Services team for three years. He was a youth coach for his daughter’s soccer team with Lake Highlands Soccer Association, leading his team to a championship season. He served as head chef for the Daddy-Daughter Adventure Princess groups for each of his girls. He also belonged to the Krewe of Christopher, a Mardi Gras organization in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

He was a man of many talents. As an avid sailor, he worked as First Mate on the Tallship sailing vessel Vadura in the Mediterranean. During this time, he completed a Bluewater Atlantic crossing with his Dad. He is remembered by so many for his big smile, genuine giggle and quick sense of humor. He loved to connect with others through stories and had a gift for recognizing those who might need encouragement. His many skills were used around his home, which he developed into a retreat for his family and friends. He loved to entertain with cooking being a particular passion. His favorite times were spent planning and preparing delicious meals with family and friends. Scott is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Monique Gros of Thibodaux, LA and his two daughters, Kathleen Callagy and Brooke Callagy. He is also survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dennis and Lynne Callagy, of Fort Pierce, FL, brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Michael and Susan Callagy of Cocoa, FL, sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Michael Mollica of Boston, Massachusetts, and sister Kristen Anne Callagy and partner Tom Caron of Bangor, Maine, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Walter and Annette Callagy and Henry and Ruth Schweitzer and father-in-law Ridley Gros.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public funeral is not possible. At this time, he will be remembered at a private family service. Details of his funeral at St. Patrick Catholic Church will be shared once restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Patrick’s Men’s ACTS Retreat. Checks can be payable to St Patrick’s Men ACTS Re: in memory of Scott Callagy, and sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9643 Ferndale Road, Dallas, TX 75238.

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Dennis Behrman

March 31, 2020

The Behrman Family will always remember Scott. He was a warm and welcoming friend to strangers, such as we were when we first moved to Dallas. We remember a gracious and fantastic host and cook. His love for his family was plainly evident. While we only knew Scott for a brief time, it was obvious that he was a very special guy. We are so sad to have heard this news and so sorry that his family must endure such a profound loss. We hope and pray for their comfort in knowing that everyone who crossed his path feels blessed for having known him.

Tish & Bill Donovan

March 26, 2020

Bill and I are very sad to hear of Scott's passing. We remember his fun spirit as a kid enjoying every moment of Cape Cod.
Love and prayers for all.
Bill and Tish

Nathalie Reagins

March 26, 2020

I had the privilege to know and work with Scott every day at Vertiv for the past ten years. We traveled together, visiting clients together, and constantly talked by phone, probably for too long, catching up on both business and family matters.
Scott had a unique, warm, and authentic way to connect with everyone. He loved sharing stories about his wife and daughters, his parents, and siblings. He often spoke of growing up in the Northeast and his plans to enjoy quality time with new and long-time friends. Family and friends were everything to Scott, and he cherished every moment spent with them.
I’m happy to have been his friend and colleague. You will be greatly missed my dear friend.
God bless you and your family.

Gregory Grunwald

March 25, 2020

Scott was the best roommate a guy could ask for. We spent many nights his senior year at Roger Williams laughing until our sides hurt. Though we had some hazy nights at Gillorys and the Common Pub the best one was our St. Paddy's day that started with a 6am breakfast of eggs and the remainder of the keg from the previous night before we headed for Newport parade and party on Thame St.
You will be missed my brother.

Hugh Carspecken

March 25, 2020

Like many in the neighborhood, I knew Scott through our daughters and their events. Even though I did not know him well, I always enjoyed seeing him, because he was truly and authentically happy, interested, and took the time each time. A rare trait nowadays, but he had it. And, I will remember this warmness of his for years to come. Maybe I might even achieve some day his ability to warmly engage others. For now, I am simply a neighbor of his but a neighbor on whom Scott made an impact. God bless you, Scott. And, thank you.

Michael Quiroga

March 25, 2020

Monique, Romans 12:12 says to “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”. Throughout life we experience all of the above. Kim and I are in constant prayer for you, Brooke and Kathleen along with the countless others who knew Scott as you described. We pray that you find the patience to see beyond the grief and reflect on the Scott we all know and love. Our deepest condolences are with you, the girls and all who knew Scott. We are all saddened by his passing but I personally thank God for letting our paths meet.

May God shine his light on you and the girls.

Love,
The Quiroga’s

Kay Jackson

March 25, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of your precious husband! May you be comforted by our Holy Spirit during this time of grief. God bless you all!🙏❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY