Obituary: Stanley ‘Stan’ Callahan
Stanley “Stan” Callahan, 62, of Carmel, died April 27, 2014. He was born September 27, 1951, in Indianapolis, to the late Charles J. and Elizabeth Bracken Callahan. He graduated from Pike High School in 1970. Stan retired from the Carmel Fire Department in 1997 after serving 25 years, with the last seven as Battalion Chief. Following retirement, he worked part-time at Crystal Flash on South Range Line Road in Carmel. Stan was a huge fan of Notre Dame football, the Colts and NASCAR – especially of Jeff Gordon. In addition to his parents, Stan was preceded in death by six siblings, Mary Platt Murray Calvin, Brenda Griffin, Ruth Ann Callahan, Steve Callahan, Mike Callahan and Renee Trowbridge. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lannan Callahan; three children, Andy (Jackie) Callahan, Nicholas Callahan and Amanda (Scott Weaver) Callahan; seven grandchildren, Joey Miller, Julia Miller, Jordyn Callahan, Jillian Callahan, Harper Lopez, Bridger Lopez and Landon Callahan; eight siblings, Cathy Sutphin, James (Toni) Callahan, Douglas (Luann) Callahan, Mark (Lynda) Callahan, Patrick (Jane) Callahan, Jeffrey Callahan, Lori (John) Moriarty and Kelly (Sean) O’Connell; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. May 2 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Rd. East in Carmel. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. May 1 at the church. Burial will be at Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Chief Swails Education Foundation, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032. Envelopes will be available at the church. Wherever Stan lived, friends always knew they could gather and be welcomed, sit in his garage and watch sports with a beer in hand. Arrangements and care were entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel.