The Rip Van Wrinkler, XX, Issue 1, February 2016

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In Memoriam, 2

Eddie Callahan

©2001, Susan Kamen Marsicano, "Joanne & Eddie at WAAM show"

Edward Callahan, retired NYPD officer, dies in Andes
in the Watershed Post, by Julia Reischel
7 January 2016 - 12:28 pm

Edward “Eddie” P. Callahan, a beloved figure in the Delaware County town of Andes, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at 3:30 a.m. He was 55 years old.

Callahan was a former New York City Police Department officer and survivor of 9/11 who moved to the Catskills after his retirement with his wife, Joanne Callahan, a longtime local realtor who survives him. Together, the Callahans ran Callahan Catskill Real Estate, based on Main Street in the Delaware County town of Andes, and are fun-loving fixtures in the community.

Edward Callahan, left, with Joanne Callahan, his wife and co-owner of Callahan Catskill Real Esate, in a 2013 publicity photo for their business. Photo by Joe Damone.

Edward Callahan was active in local politics as a member of the Andes Town Planning Board. In 2015, he ran a nailbiter race for a seat on the Andes Town Council, briefly appearing to win the seat by seven votes in the unofficial election results. When the final election results came in, however, Callahan lost the race only by a slim margin of four votes, according to the Delaware County Board of Elections.

Callahan was born in 1960 in Manhasset, Long Island into a family of NYC police officers. His father, Bernard V. Callahan, worked as an officer with the New York Police Department, and his son, Michael, and daughter, Diana, are also on the force. His mother was Angela M. Rinato. He was the beloved brother of Maureen and Judi and a cherished uncle and godfather, according to his obituary.

Callahan was also an avid sportsman, outdoorsman, dart player and motorcycle rider, and a devoted parishioner of St. Anne’s Church in Andes.

Uschi Grewe's mom

"This was the last litter we had that my mom could enjoy. She always loved the puppies.

She died yesterday evening {31 December}, rest in peace, mom I loved you dearly." Uschi

Uschi's mom and Imani holding hands.

Tamara Allen's stepdad, Al Tennyson

with Elinor Tennyson, Alaska cruise.

"There are people who have come into my life that have made a difference and I was lucky to have a special connection with one who will always be part of my heart and soul. Al was my mentor, my friend and much more. Our connection will always be with me, even now that he is no longer on earth,
but soon to be part of the ocean that he loved." Tamara's mother, Elinor

Alfred Renard Tennyson passed unexpectedly on December 13, 2015 in the comfort of his home.

BBQ with 13 year old Tamara.

He was a father to his stepdaughter, RVW member Tamara Allen, a WWII veteran, a husband, a salesman, a teacher, a grandfather, a mentor, a great-grandfather, and he was loved. And he will be missed.

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