Joseph Michael Callahan, Sr. was born to Rose and Pierce Callahan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 6th, 1938. In the spring of his 28th year, Joseph married the love of his life, Margaret Willmott, on May 7th, 1966. Together they shared a 53 year-long marriage, bringing two children into the world, and later on, enjoying time with their grandchildren before Margaret’s passing in 2019.
Joseph joined his wife on March 19, 2023, passing peacefully in his home in Gresham, Oregon. He enjoyed a life of his favorite things, which included reading, target shooting, following politics, eating his favorite seafood dishes and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his two children; son, Joseph, Jr. (Maria), and daughter, Kristine (Frank); as well as his grandchildren, KyleAnna, Joseph Michael III, Victoria, Ryan, Adrian and Ava.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Gresham Memorial Chapel, with a small reception to follow. Those who knew Joseph are invited to join the family and share in this time of remembrance.