Gerald Callahan

June 5, 1939September 4, 2020
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Gerald Roland Callahan, of Lebanon, Ohio, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on September 4, 2020, at the age of 81. He is survived by his spouse of 62 years Donna (Schmidt) Callahan; son Scott (Denette) Callahan of Batesville, IN; daughters Randi (Callahan) and spouse Rob Tracy of Cincinnati, OH, and Tracy (Callahan) and spouse Rich Harover of Springboro, OH; brother Larry (Donna) Callahan of Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren Erin (Sam Theis) Tracy of Dayton, OH, Jake Tracy of Cincinnati, OH, Anna Harover of Columbus, OH, Helene Harover of Cincinnati, OH, Riley Callahan of Batesville, IN, and Sean Callahan of Batesville, IN. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Helen (Smith) Callahan and Roland Callahan; sister Joyce (Callahan) Reese; and brother James Callahan. Jerry was born in Franklin, and met Donna, the love of his life for 62 years, when they were just teens. They lived and raised their family in Springboro, Ohio and spent many happy years on Weidner Road, where they enjoyed working in their beautiful yard, as well as entertaining friends and family. Jerry started in the paper business at age 19, and by retirement, was a Vice President of Sales for Milcraft Paper, where he was known to be smart and honest, having many faithful clients and creating friendships that lasted far beyond retirement. Jerry was loved deeply by friends and family alike. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He enjoyed traveling and had many fun trips with his family, Siesta Key and Minnesota being his favorites. He loved music, nice cars, motorcycles, Bengals games, and the Indy 500. He shared many of these passions with his kids and grandchildren as well, who were his pride and joy. Weekends spent with Grandma and Pop Pop were cherished memories for each grandchild, and their love and commitment to their family and one another was their greatest gift to us all. Jerry would want his friends and family to know that he has valued their love and friendship over the years. Though the pandemic has necessitated a private service to honor him, we are looking forward to celebrating his life together when circumstances permit.


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Kim Soderberg

September 15, 2020

Jerry was such a special Uncle, loved spending time with he & Aunt Donna. I will miss the great chats we had with him the last couple of visits Miff & I made to Ohio. Will love & Miss this special man❤️

Paula Sponsel Caldwell

September 12, 2020

Donna and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My Mom (Betty White Matthews) always had such fond memories of the Callahan family with Joyce being one of her best friends growing up. May God comfort you with His peace and love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
Paula Sponsel Caldwell

Patti and Bob Kipp

September 9, 2020

Not only were we family, but we were best friends.
We were the “Four Musketeers”.
We did everything together. (Well almost)
We would always check with each other if they needed anything when we shopped.
Now there is this big hole in our lives that will never be filled but we have tons of good, loving memories.
Missing him is an understatement!
Our hearts are with his family.

Kathy Taulbee

September 9, 2020

I am so saddened by the recent loss of Uncle Jerry. He was truly one of a kind❤️
Always a positive, genuine, and “quite humorous “ human being. I will always admire his true love for Aunt Donna. With a beautiful wife and three amazing children I’m sure he felt like he was the luckiest man on earth. Love you all and sending hugs. Praying for your comfort.
Love, Kathy

Vickie Bland

September 9, 2020

We are heartbroken over Jerry's passing and wish we could all be with you at this time. Though we can't be with you in person, know that we are with you in prayer and spirit.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Gordon

September 9, 2020

I am saddened by the news. Jerry was my Sales rep for years and by far one of my favorite people ever! We ended up be great friends not business associates and oh the laughs. I will treasure the memories. Love to you Donna and family.
Cathy Gordon

Jo Anne Click

September 8, 2020

I have such fond memories of Jerry and his family. I never knew a couple to be more in love and respect each other more. Rest in peace Jerry...till we meet again...

Phyllis Harover

September 6, 2020

Thinking of you! We had such a great visit a few days before Gerald made his celestial transfer. He will really be missed. Such a kind heart who loved to help others.


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