Richard J. O'Callahan Sr.



Richard J. O'Callahan Sr., passed away on Nov. 14, 2008 in Eugene, Ore. A private memorial service was held.



Richard was born on June 21, 1929, in La Grande, Ore., to parents, Emil J. & Lottie L. (Gjedberg) Callahan. In Feb. 1949, he married his first wife, G. Darlene Henry. He married his second wife, Patricia Stroda, in July 1989. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1946 through August 1949. He worked as a school bus driver in Klamath County for many years, and he retired from Timber Products Company in Medford. In his free time, he enjoyed gold mining, bowling, story telling, and talking on the CB radio.



He is survived by his wife, Pat; his children, Dena (Mark) Kounz, Larry O'Callahan, Rick (Tillie) O'Callahan; step-children, David, Larry, and Mae Stroda; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons. His first wife, G. Darlene, and his grandson, Charles Lee O'Callahan preceded him in death.