Frank H. “Mike” Callahan, 90

June 05, 2018

Frank H. “Mike” Callahan, 90, of Lancaster, formerly of Milford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. He is survived by his wife Marlene (Horn) Callahan. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 19th, 1927 to the late Peter F. and Mary (Block) Callahan.
Mike honorably served his country in two wars, in the US Navy and with the Marines in World War II during the Battle of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He also served in the Korean War and was engaged in the Battle of the Chosen Reservoir. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He then served with the Army National Guard in New Jersey.
Following his service, he was a Correctional Officer for the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, Middletown, NY. After retiring as a Marine and Correctional Officer, he held a part time position as Deputy with the Pike County Sheriff Department, in Milford, PA. When he moved to Lancaster, PA to be near his family he worked with his two sons, Mike & Sean Callahan at Benchmark Construction Co. Inc.
He was a former member of the American Legion Post #34 and the Marine Corps League. Mike was a very handy man, mechanically inclined, enjoyed watching and reading Westerns, was very Patriotic, and in his early day loved fixing cars. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Marlene; five children: Mike Callahan, husband of Neysa, Mountville; Colleen Jones, wife of Kirk, San Ramon, CA; Eileen Flugrath, Lancaster; Sean Callahan, husband of Sandy, Millersville; Noreen Stevens, of Mt. Airy, MD; eleven grandchildren: Bri, Mike, Keith, Kelly, Elissa, Kyle, Shannen, Sean, Robert, Shep, Mackenzie, and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church 517 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17603 at 11AM with The Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Verkouw officiating. A viewing will be from 9:30AM-11AM at the church. Interment will take place on Monday at 9AM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to PA Wounded Warriors Inc. 1117 Country Club Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17112 or to Hospice & Community Care 685 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17604.

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October 15, 2018

I just heard the news about Mike this morning and I wanted to say what a great person he was. He was bigger than life (and big in real person) and his stories were gripping. I hadent seen Mike or Molly for many many years(since they lived in NY) but Mike was the type of guy that you never forget. He was a true patriot and American hero. I would tell my kids stories about him, he will truly be missed.
Thanks for the memories

June 29, 2018

Mike, Neysa, Mike, Bri…I heard the incredibly sad and heartbreaking news. While I didn’t know him, I can only assume that, given the quality and character of the four of you, he was an amazing man. I can’t imagine the range or depth of what you have been feeling but I want you to know that if there is anything I can do to help, I’m as close as the phone. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Dave Kane

June 13, 2018

Mike and family,  My thoughs and prayers are with you and yours.  What a man!  Sorry I never met him, but he is from the “Greatest Generation”.   Bob Bolinger

June 08, 2018

Noreen, Mackenzie, and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
The Bookholdts

June 08, 2018

We are sending prayers and our love to Noreen and family 💕🙏

June 08, 2018

To the Callahan family
Our deepest sympathy
Jack and Margie Yohe

June 08, 2018

Colleen and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. What a wonderful life he had.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

June 07, 2018

Molly and family, 
Tim & I are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love, Tim & Laurie Bellamy

June 07, 2018

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  Nancy and Tony Kurtz

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Lancaster, PA
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