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Obituary for Robert John Callahan

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Robert John Callahan

February 28, 1932 - February 2, 2015

Robert John Callahan, 82, passed away peacefully Monday, February 2, 2015 with his daughters at his bedside.  Bob was born February 28, 1932 to John and Edith Callahan in Salinas, California.  He graduated from Salinas High School and earned his accounting degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Bob had a lifetime love of trains and planes; he enjoyed his years as a member of the Ogden, UT Hostlers Model Railroad Club.  Bob will be remembered by many as “Bobby O’Callahan” the infamous auctioneer for the Union Pacific Employee Club’s annual conventions.  Bob cherished a lifetime of travel memoirs both internationally and throughout the United States; as well as spending time with his family at Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Callahan, and his brother, Richard Callahan.  He is survived by his wife, Janice Callahan of Ogden, UT; his daughters Mary Callahan-Lopez (Dagoberto) and Kerry Callahan, both of North Carolina;his grandchildren, Katelynn and Aidan Lopez, of North Carolina;  his brother, Kevin Callahan (Sue) of Mission Viejo, CA; his sister-in-law, Nancy Callahan; and nephew, Patrick Callahan, both of Carmel.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of the Ogden George E. Whalen Veterans Home and Bristol Hospice for their compassion and kindness.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Friends to Friends (c/o Richard Baldwin, 303 Pickwicket, Conway, AR  72032), George E. Wahlen Veterans Home (1102 N. 1200 West St., Ogden, UT 84404), and Bristol Hospice (1638 N. Washington Blvd., Ste 102, Ogden, UT 84404)


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Born: February 28, 1932
Died: February 2, 2015

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Faye Ball posted on 3/19/15

Neal & I express our deepest sympathy to you & your daughters. We have warm memories of Bob. I've been unable to get your number to call. We've been in Texas with our grandchildren and have tried to reach you. Our daughter offered to send this email for us since I don't do Internet thougn Neal can receive emails (but he hasn't learned how to send them:). Please call me or send your number to our email. I would love to visit with you. Love, Faye.


kaye shaw posted on 2/10/15

i want to send my condolences to you are both such nice friends I am sorry for your loss


Gene & Marti Bridgman posted on 2/5/15

Our condolences to Bob's family, he was a real delight when we knew him at the UPRR Employees Club Conventions, a very good auctioneer. Sorry for his loss.


Diana McDowell posted on 2/4/15

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Have faith in God and he will get you through your time of grief. Diana McDowell