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