John Thomas Callahan, Jr., 77, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital, surrounded by many of his children.
He was born in Glen Dale, WV on November 10, 1943, to the late John Thomas and Ann (Kark) Callahan. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Rothermund.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet (Ritz) Callahan, and his twelve children: Regina (Ted) Rinehimer, John (Gail), Michael, Sean (Hayley), Douglas (Teri), Kathleen (Brad) Fox, Timothy (Julianna), Ted, McKenna (Andrew) Moretz, Daniel, Samuel, and Celia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a devoted Catholic, family man, cattle farmer, sports and music lover, and Mr. Fix-It. He was a retired employee of PPG industries in New Martinsville, WV. John was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and always had a rosary in his hands.
Family and friends will be received at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling, WV, on Friday, October 15 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, with a vigil service at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Peace on Saturday, October 16 at 9am with the Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Augustine as celebrant.
Interment to follow at Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of John to Our Lady of Peace Parish, Wheeling, WV at www.TMCFunding.com
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Elm Grove Chapel
Johnny Tom was my neighbor and best friend in moundsville. 1950
I just saw this on line. My name is Debbie Keefer (joseph). I was born Debbie Joseph. My mother was Julia Josrph Kark. So sorry for you loss. I remember him from 50 years ago. HIS MOTHER ANN WAS MY AUNT.
Janet, Ted, McKenna, Daniel, Samuel and Celia, so sorry to hear about John. Holding you all with a warm heart.
Daniel and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please call. Sending love hugs and prayers.
It is hard to find the right words to express how special John was to Mike and I. Through the years he helped us with so many different things. I certainly appreciated his phone calls when he was just checking in to see how I was after losing Mike. I hope they are having big conversations now about the plant, fixing things, tractors, mowing grass, cutting wood, the list is endless. Rest in peace, John! Love and prayers to your family.
Dear Janet and children,
Please accept our sincere sympathy in John’s passing on. May our Lord give you comfort at this most difficult time.
Janet and the Callahan family,
I had the privilege of working with John. His dedication to hard work made our jobs so much easier. John was devoted to his family and to his heavenly father, and he was always willing to share that with others. I will always cherish those good memories of John. My prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.
Dear Callahans, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet, Susan and I are so very sorry for your loss. John and your entire family were such a blessing to us, and together you illustrated the unconditional love of a strong, caring family.
We all know the peace and joy that surrounds John in Heaven, but it doesn’t fill the holes in your collective hearts right now. Susan and I will continue to pray for the peace and presence only Jesus can provide, and we pray He surrounds you and your family with His angels. God bless you all.
Dear Janet, Ted, McKenna, and all your family, I was so very sorry to hear of your great loss. My prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time.