Retired Lt. Col. Paul J. Callahan, 61
Of Woodbridge, Virginia died July 5, 2012, at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He was the son on the late Paul G. and Mary E. Callahan of Foxboro, Massachusetts. He married his college sweetheart, Maureen Roberts of Gloversville, NY in 1973. Upon graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Paul was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He served in Strategic Air Command for many years and in many locations including South Dakota, Mississippi, Germany, and repeated tours of duty at the Pentagon. Paul was decorated with the Congressional Legion of Merit before retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1996. He continued his work at the Pentagon as a civilian consultant to the Joints Chiefs of Staff.
He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus and active in Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
Paul is survived by his wife Maureen (Roberts) Callahan, daughter Katherine and her husband George Pacenka, Meghan Callahan, Paul Callahan and his wife Rachel (Witt) and Airman 1st Class Daniel Callahan. He is already missed by his granddaughter Lillian Pacenka.
Paul is also survived by his brothers Edward Callahan (Jean) of Salem, NH, and James Callahan of Jacksonville, FL; and sisters Patricia Bolgen (Nils) of Foxboro, MA and Mary Beth Lepkowsky (Charles), of Solvang, CA as well as extended family members in New England.
The family will receive visitors at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00. The funeral mass will be at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Woodbridge, VA on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11:00. Ret. Lt. Col. Paul Joseph Callahan will be interred at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Disabled American Veterans.