Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL


Kim Charles Callahan

March 20, 1947October 2, 2019


Kim passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2019. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on March 20, 1947. He graduated from Churchville-Chili High School in Churchville, NY and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University. He was married to Phyllis Helene Bereiter on June 14, 1969. Kim retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with 23 years of service. He went on to work for various companies until he retired from his last job with Logistics Services International (LSI), Jacksonville FL in 2012. He loved playing golf and was a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and all Chicago major sports teams. He was survived by his wife; daughter Tammy Callahan; son Michael (Connie) Callahan; grandsons Matthew McMichael, Joshua McMichael, Maddux Callahan and Bryson Callahan: brother-in-law Gary (Christine) Bereiter; sister-in-law Kathleen (Donald) Alexander: nephews Brian (Christina) Callahan, Gregory (Amy) Bereiter and Daniel (Laura) Bereiter; nieces Katy (Earl) Nez and Jaclyn Bereiter; great-nephew Caleb Nez; dear friends; and two cats Oreo and Leah. A Celebration of Life will be held in Illinois next summer (2020) and interment at the Jacksonville National Cemetery will be scheduled with the Navy after that.

Donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society or Camp Zion (Christ Community Church, Zion, Illinois) would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME BEACHES CHAPEL. 1701 BEACH BLVD JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL,32250


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Tori Rossell

October 12, 2019

Kim and his wife are my favorite customers. I ENJOYED seeing him a few times a week. He sure had an awesome personality and heart. Was very lucky to know him. My heart goes out to his wife and family.
- Tori Rossell (Carrabba's)

Susan Black

October 12, 2019

Kim Callahan was my cousin. Growing up in our younger years he was one that you could look up to. When he joined the Navy and he would come into port in S.F. , CA we would get to tour the ship. I remember him and Phyllis had just married and they traveled through California and we enjoyed that visit too. He later connected with me through emails and I enjoyed my cousin once again. Thankfully through Face book we could enjoy seeing each others families grow. He will be missed and his kind soul is being shown heaven by many Callahan's that passed before him and what a reunion he must be enjoying. Sending love to Phyllis, Tammy, Michael and those that will miss him deeply. Love, Susan Callahan-Black

Bill Penland

October 10, 2019

Kim and I worked for LSI after retirement from the Navy. I rarely saw him at work as we were on different floors and divisions and sometimes in different buildings. I knew Kim through golf. For several years he played once a week with a group of ex-LSI employees. I was part of that group. I don’t believe I ever saw him lose his temper; it was truly a pleasure to play with him. Over the years it became obvious that he was devoted to his wife, Phyllis, and their family. He was very proud of both his son and his daughter. I ‘m sure they are as proud of him as he was of them.
Kim is missed.

Kathy Blacklock (formerly Nemaric)

October 9, 2019

Kim was my supervisor when I was an editor in the Publications department at LSI from 2007-2011. He was a wonderful boss and a kind friend, and he always sent me a birthday message, even after I left LSI. We often talked about his experiences living in Wales, as my mother is Welsh, and we lived in the UK as well. And his descriptions of Iceland made me want to visit there too. I am sad to see him go.

Raymond Bova

October 9, 2019

The Callahans were always a welcome sight to my eyes at Carrabba's. I'm saddened to hear of Kim's passing. Heaven is getting a great and kind man.

My condolences to the family and to all who knew and loved him.

Ray Bova, managing partner Baymeadows Carrabba's

Lyn Salonen

October 8, 2019

Kim was a part of the Publications Dept/family here at LSI for many years and was a pleasure to work with. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends as he will missed by many. RIP