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Judy D. Callahan

August 8, 1945 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 75)

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Judy D. Callahan, beloved wife, mother, and friend passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Friday, November 13, 2020.  Judy was born in Hornell, NY to a family of 10 loving brothers and sisters.  She met the love of her life, John (Jack) Callahan while she was working at the Hotel Hornell.  October 25, 1969, they wed and spent 46 years enjoying their adventures before Jack passed away in March 2016. 

Six months after their daughter, Bridget, was born they moved to Canton and settled on their family farm. In March of 1973 Judy welcomed her son, Shawn, to the family. She and Jack raised their family on the farm and Mom, at times, could be very vocal about being a farmer’s wife but deep down she never would have wanted it any other way.  She enjoyed spending her summers at Waneta Lake and sharing stories of her adventures growing up.

Judy was a dedicated member of St. Michael’s and St. Aloysius churches in Canton and Ralston, PA as well as the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Canton where she held various post positions both locally and statewide, she was quick to volunteer where ever she was needed so she could help out anyone who needed it. 

Mom is best know for opening her home and her heart to the amazing group of misfits that were her children’s friends, many time going out of her way to make sure everyone of them felt loved and cared for while holding them accountable to be responsible friends.  Mom will also be remembered for helping to raise a generation of children through the daycare she ran with Connie Blaney and later in her home.

Besides being predeceased by our beloved father, Mom was predeceased by her parents, John and Bernice Dick. Siblings Robert (Bob) Dick, Karl Kunold, and Carol Ann Gemmell. Surviving Mom are her children, Bridget Callahan and Shawn (Maren) Callahan,  siblings, JP Dick, Carol Sue Stienfurth, Sharon Prentice, Joe (Linda) Dick, Karen (Michael) Mattie, and James (Sally) Dick, Sister and Brother in Laws Joan (Jack) Russen, along with a veritable potpourri of loving nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Judy's wishes there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 pm on Monday, November 23, 2020 at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church Canton, PA with internment at St. Michael’s Cemetery immediately following.  Masks will be MANDATORY to attend the service so that we are able to be mindful of family members who are in high risk categories. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Williamsport Dialysis Center, 1660 Sycamore Rd. Suite B Montoursville, Pa 17756 or Toys for Tots in memory of Judy Callahan.


The Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting Mrs. Callahan’s family with arrangements.

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Memorial Mass
November 23, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
24 N. Washington St.
Canton, Pennsylvania 17724

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