OBITUARY

Judith Apple Callahan

Judith Apple Callahan, of Raleigh, passed away on June 10th in the loving presence of family and the caring staff of Transitions LifeCare. Judy was born on January 31,1933 in Newton, Massachusetts to George and Frances Apple. She spent her childhood years growing up in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine.

On August 28, 1954, Judy married the love of her life, James H. Callahan in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. Over the next five years they welcomed three children to the family and relocated to North Carolina. Having lived in Raleigh for nearly 60 years, Judy and Jim were members of Christ Episcopal Church.

Judy loved being a stay-at-home Mom and spending time with her children. Summers were filled with swim meets, outdoor family activities and an annual trip north to visit friends and family in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Judy’s great passion was golf and she thoroughly loved every minute that she was out in the sunshine, on the golf course with her friends and husband Jim. Together they played thousands of rounds of golf for more than 60 years and formed many lasting relationships and great memories. Nothing made her feel more alive and happy than spending time on the golf course with those she loved.

Preceding Judy in death were her parents and sister Lorelei. She is survived by her husband Jim, son Richard Callahan and his wife, Cindy, daughter Jill Rekuc and her husband Tom Holder Jr. of Raleigh and daughter Diane Barlow and her husband Alan of Concord, NH. There are seven grandchildren: Ryan, Blair & Grace Callahan of Raleigh, Dr. Caroline Rekuc Reynolds of Burlington, VT, Brian Rekuc of Dallas Texas and Stephanie and Courtney Barlow of Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, in Raleigh on June 14 at 11:00 am. A private burial service will be held beforehand, at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Judy’s memory to Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County) at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Judith Apple Callahan

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Ron Cook

June 16, 2018

Susan and I are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Susan Cook

Bill Pollard

June 14, 2018

Jim, just want you to know that we’re thinking of you and your family as you celebrate Judy’s life today. We hope you find much comfort today and in the days ahead from the memories of your life together.

Bill & Pat Pollard

Jim Duffy

June 14, 2018

Jim,

I was so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Your love and devotion to each other was obvious to all of us. Judy always had a nice hello for each of us as we started our mornings. We wish you peace and fond memories in the months ahead.

Jim

Peggy B. Reynolds

June 13, 2018

Saddened to learn of Judy's passing. May all our happy memories help to sustain during this difficult time.

Denise Wade

June 13, 2018

Richard and Family, sending you all my deepest condolences for your loss. May God's Holy Spirit comfort you during this time. May you find His Peace as you share in the memories of her life and the time you share with each other now.

Jim Barnes

June 13, 2018

Jim, so sorry to hear about Judy. Remember you both so well at RCC. Jim Barnes

Meyer Polonofsky

June 12, 2018

Jim so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing you are in my wife and and I thoughts and prayers.

Linda Hanks

June 12, 2018

Jim,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many happy memories of golfing at Raleigh Country Club with you and Judy. Please know that you, Richie, Jill and Diane and their families are in our prayers and thoughts.
Bill and Linda Hanks

Ray Lee

June 12, 2018

Jim,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that you have a lifetime of fond memories to look back on to remember Judith. You can, and will, enjoy those. You are in my prayers.

Ray

Mike Perry

June 12, 2018

Jim,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Judy. She will be missed and remembered. Heaven is a better place.

Mike Perry