Robert J. Callahan Sr., 75, of Inverness, FL passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his wife and family. Robert (Bob) was born on February 19, 1944 in Queens, NY, son of Warren and Alice Callahan.
Robert began naval service in 1961 and was commissioned on the USS Enterprise. Afterwards, he began a commercial business in Pennsylvania, Darren Painting & Sandblasting, having painted portions of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge and later the successful Callahan Painting (Shamrock) business in New Jersey.
Robert relocated to Inverness, FL with his family in 1989 where he continued his painting business specializing in popcorn ceilings and became a member of the Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ throughout its formative years. Robert was a staunch member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and supporter of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Robert (Bob) shared his passions in fishing & boating, deer hunting, firearms, and politics.
Robert is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joanne Callahan of Inverness; six children, Diane Humphreys and partner Mike Lawless of Marlton, NJ, Darren Callahan and wife Diane of Waretown, NJ, Robert Callahan, Jr. and wife Christina of Miami, FL, Craig Callahan and wife Laurie of Inverness, FL, Trevor Callahan and wife Amanda of Citrus Springs, FL, and Daniel Callahan of Inverness, FL; sister, Patricia Callahan of Herndon, VA; nine grandchildren, Chase, Logan, Jena, Tyler, Ryan, Ashley, Allison, Hayleigh, Nolan, and James; and two great grandchildren, Lilly and Nathaniel.
Funeral services for Robert (Bob) will be held at 10am on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ in Inverness. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL with Military Honors and a celebration of life at Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ in Inverness from 1pm to 3pm. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please forward donations to the Trump for 2020 Campaign or the Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Heinzfh.com