UNION TOWNSHIP, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Rose C. Callahan, 78, a longtime resident of Union Township, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, as the noon church bells were ringing.
Mrs. Callahan was born August 5, 1940, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Duddy) Bayuk.
A lifelong area resident, she attended the former St. Joseph Parochial Grade School and New Castle High School.
Rose married her beloved husband, Edward J. Callahan in 1962 and he preceded her in death June 30, 2015. Her first husband, Ronald G. Fry, passed away September 19, 1960.
Rose retired in 2003 from Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, where she worked as a nurse’s aide for 23 years.
Rose was a member of St. Mary Church – Mary Mother of Hope Parish, New Castle.
A true matriarch, her greatest joy in life came from the love she shared with her family and the time she was able to spend with them; especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the occasional night out to spend time with friends while playing bingo.
Rose is survived by three daughters, Maureen McCarty of Bristol, Tennessee, Corinne (Joseph) Reed of Ellwood City and Suzanne (Al) Lakowski of Arizona; five sons, Jeffrey (Kathy) Fry of New Castle, Christopher (Renee) Fry of Wampum, Edward Callahan of Washington, Bryan (Susan) Callahan of Morgantown, West Virginia and Matthew (Barbara) Callahan of Wampum; a sister, Barbara Fair of New Castle; two brothers, Jacob (Helen) Bayuk of Hermitage and Greg Bayuk of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Rose was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Roger and Regis Bayuk and a grandson, Billy Fry.
Calling hours will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls Street, New Castle.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver Street, New Castle, with Rev. Victor J. Molka, Jr., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Thursday, April 11 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.