James V. Callahan Sr., 89, of Retsof passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen Callahan; parents, James and Doris Callahan; and brother, Abe Callahan.
He is survived by his children, Jim Callahan of Rochester, Dennis Callahan of Rochester, Tom (Vicki) Callahan of Webster, Brenda Callahan of Rochester; stepchildren, Jeff (Linda) Farruggia of Louden, Tenn., Jill (Ken) Foote of Retsof; grandchildren, Tracy (Jay) Coleman, Adam Foote of Retsof, James (Bonnie) Foote, Elaine Barr; sisters, Sheila (Hank) Schafer of Warsaw, Libbie Pennock of Pittsford; sisters-in-law, Dixie (Larry) Chichester of Piffard, Mary (Art) Bernecker of Retsof; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was born March 4, 1932, in Ellicottville, N.Y., the son of James A. and Doris M. Dillon Callahan. He was a U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran.
Jim retired as a film emulsion division supervisor for Eastman Kodak in Rochester. He was a longtime member of St. Lucy’s Church in Retsof.
No prior calling hours. His funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at St. Lucy’s Church in Retsof with Father Sylvester Bioh officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Geneseo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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