In Memoriam: Richard J. Callahan (1948-2020)

Posted on September 1st, 2020 at 11:08 PM
In Memoriam: Richard J. Callahan (1948-2020)

Richard J. Callahan, a 44 year member of the Lycoming Law Association, died on September 1, 2020.


Richard J. "Dick" Callahan, 71, of Montoursville, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 1, 2020.

Dick was born in Williamsport on Dec. 16, 1948 son of Charles V. Callahan Jr. and Mary G. (Chapman) Callahan.

He received his JD from Villanova University School of Law, was an honors graduate of Penn State University and a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School.

Dick served in the Army National Guard, was a member of the Nittany Lion Club, the Penn State Founders Club, and the Williamsport Country Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed everything Penn State and was a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan.

He was in private practice for over 40 years, co-founded two law firms and was a prominent trial attorney as a member of the Lycoming County Bar Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Janet L. Berrigan, a son, Richard J. Callahan Jr. of Williamsport; grandchildren, Chase R., Connor M., and Cooper M. Cowden; siblings, Charles V. Callahan III of San Francisco, Joan A. Callahan of Muncy and Sharon Harshberger of Colorado.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his daughter, Shannon K. Cowden.

The family will receive friends at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., in keeping with CDC guidelines a mask will be required.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church, 11 a.m. Sept. 8, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Dick's name may be made to, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeastern PA Chapter, 600 Corporate Circle, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or House of Grace Catholic Worker, Philadelphia, PA 19125.