John J. Callahan

John J. Callahan of Southold passed suddenly Dec. 5, 2015. Formerly of Holbrook, he was 73 years old.

He is survived by his children, Coleen Fryer, Michael Callahan (Susan), Christopher Callahan (Dawn), Kathleen Dolomite, Richard Coons (Michele), Ronald Coons (Leigh), Jeannette Smith (Dennis), Dawn Bobal; his 24 grandchildren, Keenan Fryer, Kelsey Fryer, John Callahan, Michael Callahan, Katie Callahan, Patrick Callahan, Christopher Callahan, Jillian Callahan, Sierra Callahan, Mason Callahan, Tyler Callahan, Nicholas Callahan, Agnesa Dolomite, Joseph Dolomite, Richard Coons, Sean Coons, Megan Coons, Carter Coons, Tommi Ann Hansen, Denise Smith, Monica Smith, Dennis Smith, Marissa Smith, Jenna Smith and six great -grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Callahan. He is also survived by his companion Betty Anderson; former wives Karen Callahan and Donna Callahan and his sister Barbara Anderson (Gus).

John was a local business owner of Lighthouse Appliance and Southold Appliance and was an appliance repairman for over 50 years; most recently serving the East End.

He will be remembered as a devoted father and cherished husband and will be greatly missed by his family.

Friends may call Friday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greenport. Interment will follow at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Southold.

Memorial donations to Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.