John C. Callahan of Fountain Hills, Arizona passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 following a nine-month battle with cancer. Born December 19, 1960 in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late John Charles and Ninette Callahan.
John worked at CMG Financial as a Regional Manager in the southwest. His experience in the mortgage industry spanned three decades. John was widely recognized as a high performer, with a just get it done work ethic. He was loved and respected as a man who deeply cared about his co-workers and always pushed them to be better at whatever they did.
John is survived by his wife, Sharon (Shari) R. Callahan, daughters Courtney Callahan Rando (Greg), Katie Callahan Shores (Bill), and Kelsey Callahan (Zac Moore, fiancée), grandson Kayden Callahan, and granddaughter Reese Rando, all in the greater Scottsdale area, and his sister, Nora Tiemeyer. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
John will be remembered for his big personality, sense of humor, his deep love for his family, and his influence on young people who were friends of his daughters. Their admiration for him, appreciation for his sometimes-non-solicited advice, his high standards for personal accountability. His generosity in time, resources and talents are already missed. He will forever be known to his girls as the memory maker!
A celebration of life service will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McDowell Mountain Church in Scottsdale. Address 100700 N 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Officiating will be Matt Anderson. The family will receive friends immediately after the service, and at their Fountain Hills home during other times.
The family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude towards Messinger Mortuaries Cemeteries and Crematories for their services during this difficult time.
Memorials may be made to Mana House in lieu of flowers.
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