JAMES G. CALLAHAN
James G. Callahan, 54 of Fairfield, the husband of Lisa Callahan, died April 8, 2010.
Born in Rockville Center, N.Y., to the late John and Aileen Callahan, he was a Fairfield resident for more than 14 years.
He was a computer sales manager who retired from IBM after 30 years of service. Following his retirement, he continued his work in the computer field for Agilysys Inc.
Beyond his employment history, Callahan was a true family man and community leader. He was the scout master for Troop 10 of Fairfield and was a coach for many years with the Police Athletic League (PAL), recreation and AAU basketball teams. He was also on the board of directors for the seventh grade boys division of the Fairfield County Basketball League.
In his leisure time, Callahan loved to golf. He was a long-time member of the Brownson Country Club in Huntington and was proud to have three hole-in-ones in a two-week period.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Katie, Caroline and Robert Callahan, all of Fairfield; his sister, Mary Ann Callahan and Peter Kennedy of New York City; and three brothers, John Callahan Jr. and his wife, Maggie of Charlotte, N.C., Tom Callahan Sr. and his wife, Dorothy of Olney, Md., and Kevin Callahan and his wife, Anne of Temecula, Calif. He is also survived by two nephews, Tom Callahan Jr. and his wife, Katie, and Aidan Callahan; two nieces, Michele and Mairead Callahan; one great-nephew, Tom "T.J." Callahan III; and many in-laws and friends.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 11 a.m. today, April 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Edward Duffy officiating; interment will be private. The family greeted friends April 13 at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield.
Memorial donations may be made in Callahan's honor to the Troop 10 Pop Haig Fund Camperships, 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825.
To send an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com