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James Joseph Callahan, Sr.

James Joseph Callahan, Sr., 83 of Pittston, passed away Friday, December 29, 2023, in Allied Services Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.


Born in Pittston, on November 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elinor Lynott Callahan.


Jim was a well-known resident of the Pittston Junction and known to most as "Boston" and "Pop".


He was a loving companion, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. No one who met Jim forgot about his infectious passion and love for telling stories and singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and "Tora Lora Lora" to his family and grandchildren. To have met Jim was a pleasure; to have known him was an honor.


He was a graduate of Jenkins High School, class of 1958. Jim spent his younger years playing baseball for Jenkins High School and continued throughout his life playing on the Faleski's softball team for fun. He was employed as a beer sales representative at Falcone beverage for many years.


Post-retirement Boston spent his time socializing at clubs like the Duryea VFW, where he enjoyed stopping for a cold one to sign in. He also enjoyed telling his stories around town at the local coffee shops and diners with all of his friends.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth (Lil} Homschek

Callahan; Brother, Michael Callahan; Sister-in-law, Nancy Callahan and niece Amy Callahan.


He is survived by his beloved companion, Judy Murray, DuPont; Daughter, Paula Callahan, Exeter; Son, James J. Callahan, Jr. and wife Nikki, Jenkins Township; grandchildren, Harry, Myles and Racheal Delia and Nina and Elise (Louie) Callahan; great-grandchildren, Ainslee and Parker Delia; many nieces and nephews.


"For all that you do, this Buds for you."


The family will receive friends and relatives Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 9am-11 am in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment, Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC., Pittston.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's or our local ASPCA.


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