Harold Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Callahan

February 04, 1959 ‒ August 05, 2018

Marion, Ohio

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Harold Jeffrey “Jeff” Callahan, age 59, of Marion, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Marion General Hospital surrounded by family.

Jeff was born in Morehead, Kentucky on February 4, 1959 to the late McKinley Jr. and Bonnie Ruth (Hardin) Callahan. Jeff and his family moved to Ohio when he was a child.  Here he attended school, married his wife Geri, and raised his family.

Jeff proudly served his country in The US Marine Corps from 1977 until his honorable discharge in 1983.    While on leave, Jeff met Geraldine though mutual friends and were married shortly after on April 2, 1983.

Jeff was a family man and enjoyed helping all those in need.  He could often be found in his garden tending to his tomatoes, green beans, and the occasional water melon.  Jeff also enjoyed spending time in his garage working on cars and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on.

Jeff will be missed by his wife, Geri; children, Michael (Mindy) Byrd and Robin (Brian) Williams; grandchildren, Ryan, Katelyn, Ali, Joshua, Jacob, Zaylee, Ava, Jordan, Zane, Jackson, and Olivia; siblings, Michael Callahan, Andrew Christy, Charlotte Callahan, and Terry German; along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by siblings, Alvin Callahan and Alissa Clere.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion, Friday, August 10, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm.  A 1:15 pm graveside service will be held at The Historic Marion Cemetery with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating and military honors being presented by The Marion County United Veterans Council.

Memorial donations may be made in Jeff’s honor to the Marion AMVETS Post 138.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Harold’s family . Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Geri, Mke, Katelyn,and Ryan…
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I didn’t know him well as I only met him a few times, but I remember him as being a warm, friendly person. Know that he is not suffering anymore and that only peace and tranquility abide with him while in the hands of our Savior.
    Take care,
    Peggy Connolly

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. There are no words I can say to ease your grief. He was a kind and gentle person who will be greatly missed by many.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family and loved ones are in our prayers. May you find God’s comfort and lean on His strength during this time of grief.

  • I’m so sorry to hear this..my prayers are with you.. I have very fond memories of Jeff and Geri… God bless you all