Robert's Story

THOMASTON - Robert Arnold Callahan, 58, passed away on Nov. 10, 2014 at Penbay Medical Center.

Born April 4, 1956 in Presque Isle, ME to Maurice and Kay Callahan. He attended elementary schools in Saybrook, CT, Atlanta and Tucker, GA, Island Falls and Camden, ME.

He joined the Navy at eighteen as a Gunner's Mate and on his first deployment was involved with the evacuations as Siagon fell to the Viet Cong. He met his wife, Andrea Callahan, while stationed in the Philippines. They married on May 8, 1979. They were stationed in San Diego and Los Alamitos, CA, Pensacola, FL and Guam.

Robert was also deployed to the Persian Golf during Operation Desert Storm. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Gunner's Mate and moved back to Maine in 1994. After retiring from the Navy he worked in the car business and was employed with Holgerson Roofing until he died.

Bob loved to fish and was an avid reader and golfer. His love for golf started while stationed on Guam. He was a member of the Rockland Golf Club and has played on many golf courses around New England. The highlight of his golfing career was a hole in one at the Nonesuch River Golf Course in Scarborough, ME.

He was a great son, brother, father, and grandfather. He was predeceased by his mother, Kay Callahan; and his sister, Laurie Callahan. Survived by his wife, Andrea Callahan, daughter, Sherilyn Callahan, and son Michael L. Callahan; his father and step mother, Maurice and Alicia Callahan; his brother Michael D. Callahan and his brother's wife, Jocelyn Callahan; and grand children Vera Leighton, Avianna and Mikaela Callahan; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and nephews.
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