Harold "Cal" Callahan

Harold Hunter Callahan, 91, died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, Md., where he had been a resident for two years.

He was born on April 14, 1917, in Marion, Ohio, to the late Percy and Mabel Hunter Callahan. After attending Ohio State University, he was among the first draftees into military service in 1941. During his career, he was posted to various assignments overseas in the Caribbean, Germany, Australia, England and South Korea. He retired as an Army Major in 1963 while assigned to the National Security Agency as the Aide-de-Camp to the Director. Upon retirement from the military, he joined NSA as a staff officer and retired in 1973 with 32 years of service.

On Dec. 16, 1950, he married Joan Malone in London, England. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1994. Survivors include two sisters, Isabelle Barkley and Marjorie Fields of Marion, Ohio; 10 nieces and nephews, and many devoted friends.

Maj. Callahan lived in Silver Spring, Md., and Bromley Village, Peru, Vt., for many years. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, The Phoenix Society, Phi Delta Theta Social Fraternity and the Masonic Lodge.

[Marion Star 8 September 2008]