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Fr. Nelson Callahan Dies at 85

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Ignatius High School Scholarship Fund or The University of Notre Dame, American Church History Archives.

Fr. Nelson Callahan Dies at 85

In 60 years of priesthood, Rev. Nelson Callahan was a pastor, associate, college professor, diocesan archivist, author and most recently pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village for 28 years. 

The Lakewood resident died Jan. 15, at 85 years old.

Callahan was the beloved son of the late Nelson J. and Mary (nee Mulholland) Callahan; loving brother of Dr. Kenneth (Joan) Callahan (both deceased) and Miriam (Gerald) Porter; dear uncle of The Hon. Kenneth Jr., Kevin, Christopher, Katherine and Collin Callahan and Miriam "Mimi", Dr. Mary Christine and Gerald Porter and great uncle of 11.

Funeral Mass is slated at the Communion of Saints Parish in St. Ann Church at 1 p.m. Jan. 19.

Vespers service slated to take place at the church at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 followed by public visitation until 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Ignatius High School Scholarship Fund or The University of Notre Dame, American Church History Archives.

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