Lawrence Callan

June 9, 1938February 9, 2014
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Lawrence Joseph Callan, Sr. Entered into rest on February 9, 2014. Born June 9, 1938 to James L. Callan and Mary L. Callan. Survived by his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Michele; children, Karen Hegarty (Steve), Kim Callan, and L.J. Callan, Jr. (Julie); grandchildren, Jeff Hegarty, Ashley Hegarty, Heather Callan, and Nicole Hegarty; brother, John Callan (Linda) and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara, brother James, and his grandson Brett James Callan. Larry grew up in Marin attending St. Anselms, Marin Catholic, and Santa Clara University. For over 25 years, Larry was the owner of James L. Callan & Sons Jewelers. His second career was as the founder of Shark’s Deli in Tiburon and L.J.’s Deli in San Rafael. Larry was a lifetime member of the San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108 and was a Past Exalted Ruler. He was also past president of the California Retail Jewelers Association and of the Marin County 49’ers Booster Club. Memorial Mass to be held at Saint Raphael’s Church on Saturday, Feb 15 at 10 am with a Celebration of Life to follow at the San Rafael Elks. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Larry was loved and will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Keaton's Mortuary, San Rafael, CA.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Joan Capurro

February 22, 2014

Dear Callan Family,
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. You have been a well known and respected Family in Marin for as long I can remember. I worked for many years with Dear Karen at Bank of Marin and eat at your wonderful family Deli in San Rafael. Praying for peace in your heart for the loss of your dad.
My Love and Prayers for you all,
Joan Capurro, San Anselmo

February 16, 2014

I will miss my visits with Larry. My sympathy to all of you.
Donna Cotter, RN, Kaiser Home Care

Susan Sanford-Power

February 16, 2014

Michelle and family,
Very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I remember his friendship with my parents, and the years my mom worked for Larry. He was a kind and caring person and I'm sure will be missed by so many. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Ellie Shattuck

February 15, 2014

Dear Family of Larry Callan~ I am thinking of all of you especially Michelle, Karen and Steve. I hope these very hard and sorrow filled days will soon be replaced with family and friends embracing and listening and sharing with you. xoxo Ellie

Karen Rapozo

February 14, 2014

How sorry I am to hear of Larry passing. So many great memories of being at your home growing up. My love and prayers are with you at this time.

Shannon MacDonald

February 14, 2014

LJ and Julie.
Thinking of you at this time.

February 13, 2014

Larry will be missed at 1108 and the District. Remembering great times at Brooktrails Donna and David Lindberg

Al Dalecio

February 13, 2014

Michele, my regrets to hear about Larry and your loss.
We spent many a good years together in the Elks....He called me Toma (nypd dective and I called him King).
Prayers and Peace be with you.
Al Dalecio

February 13, 2014

Michele and Family, my thoughts are with all of you at this time. I remember quite well when I was a much younger man the fun my parents had with you and Larry and the way he enjoyed life.

George Carewe, San Anselmo, CA
(Son of Bill & Bettie)

Nick Kunst

February 13, 2014

Larry was always kind to me and loved to give me a bad time. He was a funny guy and I will always have found memories of him all the way back to my childhood at the Elks Lodge #1108.