James “Jim” William Callahan

James “Jim” William Callahan

James “Jim” William Callahan, 84, passed away peacefully at home on May 5, 2024 surrounded by family. Jim was born in Chatham NY to Mary Cook and Robert Callahan on February 7, 1940. Jim was employed for 43 years at ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls, NY. He was a union member and served as the secretary with the United Steelworkers of America during that time. Jim also worked with the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier servicing both the Romulus and Ovid areas. Upon retirement Jim and Linda moved to North Carolina, residing in Knightdale and finally Clayton, NC. Those who knew him well, know that he was a quiet man, but one that would do anything for his friends and family; he was always there lending a helping hand to anyone that needed it.

Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He never missed any of the sporting events his girls were a part of. He spent time teaching and coaching multiple sports including soccer and softball. He spent many years in various clubs in Waterloo and Newark, for both round and square dancing. He was inducted into the Waterloo Sports Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of the 1956-1957 Boys Basketball team. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and taking many motorcycle trips.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of 48 years; daughters Mary Lou Haines (Joseph) of Seneca Falls NY, Cynthia Callahan of Cortland NY, Jacqueline Avery (Tony DeFranco) of Garner NC, Jaime Malone (James) of Clayton NC, Leanne Callahan (Tom Corey) of Auburn NY, and Erica Forbes (Ben) of Clayton NC. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Alexia Salerno (Dexter Eaves) of Auburn NY, and Bailey Salerno of Waterloo NY, Jaxson and Olivia Malone, and Zachary Forbes of Clayton NY.

He was predeceased by his mother Mary Cook Callahan and Robert Callahan.

Based on his wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.

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  • Randi Posted May 8, 2024 8:56 am

    So sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayer for you, Linda, and all of his family.

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