Richard "Dick" J. Callahan

November 11, 1940 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 80)

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Dad. Following a short time on the “Injured List,” the Happy Camper, the Kid from Avoca, completed his final season.  He is Ssssafely home.


Dick was born in Scranton, PA to Richard and Margaret Callahan. He was proud of his Pennsylvania Coal Region roots.  His Catholic school education instilled a deep spiritual practice and an understanding of the importance of helping others.  He graduated from Scranton Preparatory High School and St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Canada. He earned several professional designations from the American College of Financial Services.


His successful career in the Insurance business included time in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Missouri before settling with his family in Northern California. He served as a manager, mentoring new agents, and later founded his own agency. Clients appreciated his care and attention to their needs.


His local radio and public address announcing career began at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Dick was most notably recognized as the voice of the Oakland Athletics (2005-2020) and the Golden State Warriors (1981-2000) as well as nine seasons for California Golden Bears football. He delighted in the unique achievement of announcing at least once for EVERY professional Bay Area sport.


Passionate in his support for local youth and charities, Dick generously lent his voice, wit and warmth to countless Bay Area community organizations as a Keynote Speaker, Emcee and Public Address Announcer.


He was a loved and loving man. He will be greatly missed.


Dick is survived by his three daughters: Colleen (Cary Kennerley), Kelly Ann (Eric Black), Katie (Ron Cisco) and two grandchildren, Amelia and Trace.


A Celebration of Life is planned for Thursday, February 25th at 11:00am. Outside, under a large tent at

Christ the King Church 

Pleasant Hill, CA 

It will also be live streamed by the church. Streaming information at

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to 

The Dick Callahan Philanthropic Alliance (DCPA): Leveling the Playing Field for Children and Youth. See hyperlink below obituary in the "Donations" section 


Please note these details:


Wear BRIGHT colors!
Covid Protocols will be followed
Wear a mask
Social Distance
Bring a chair
Streaming information at


Celebration of Life
February 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
199 Brandon Rd @ Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


The Dick Callahan Philanthropic Alliance (DCPA): Leveling the Playing Field for Children and Youth.

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