Gerald William Callahan

| May 17, 2019

Gerald William Callahan, age 82, of Perry, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at The Lantern in Madison, OH.

He was born October 30, 1936 in Oil City, PA, the son of William and Judith (Schauberger) Callahan. He married Susan (Hasson) Purdum October 4, 1991 in Franklin, PA.

Gerald was a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, PA and then went on to attend Law School at Washington University in St. Louis. He was employed as a Corporate Attorney for Quaker State Oil.

He enjoyed downhill skiing, golf, target shooting, roller coasters and photography. Gerald loved his wine (Merlot) and cigars, had a great sense of humor…dry like his wine.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Todd (Kimberly) Callahan; daughters, Colleen (Dennis) Bosco, Laurel (Matthew) Kauffman, Ellen (Andrew) Hull, Dana Callahan; grandchildren, Jack, Josephine, Andrew, Matthew, Christopher, Stevie, Joey and Alona;brother, Thomas Callahan; and sister, Suzanne Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Rd., Perry OH. Father George Kusy will celebrate.

Memorial donations can be made to Oil City Blue & White Booster Club, P.O. Box 1021, Oil City, PA 16301.

The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, OH 44057 is assisting the family with arrangements at this time. Online obituary and guest book at

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