Obituary for Charles Edward Callahan
Charles Edward Callahan, 77, a long time resident of Rutherford passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 22, 2017. “Ed” was born in Passaic in 1940 to Charles & Ann Marie (nee Trinkaus) Callahan. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Army from 1966-1968. Ed was the owner of Regis Travel in Rutherford for many years, after previously owning and managing Trinkaus Import/ Export, a firm started by his grandfather. Ed was an active member of the Rutherford Rotary Club for over 40 years, serving as president and named as a Paul Harris Fellow. He also was a member of the American Legion in Hackensack, transferring his membership to Barnegat after relocating.
He served as a docent for several years with the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus and was a volunteer driver with Starfish in Rutherford. Those who knew Ed enjoyed his great sense of humor. He was light hearted, easy going and always jovial.
Ed will be missed by his devoted wife of 23 years, Louise Cockey, his beloved children, Elise Sweet and Michael Callahan and grandchildren, Logan Sweet, Ella Callahan, Carly Callahan and Jed Callahan. He is predeceased by his son Sean in 1979.
Family will receive friends on Thursday 2-4pm &7-9pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.
Funeral Service Friday 10:30am all to gather in Grace Episcopal Church,128 West Passaic Ave., Rutherford.
Interment in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to ; Alzheimer’s Association, 400Morris Ave., Ste. 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365