John died, following a lengthy illness, at the Benjamin Rose Institute in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on June 25, 1995. He was 75.
Born in Cleveland, he prepped for Princeton at Cathedral Latin School there. In 1947 John earned a master's from Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service.
WWII service as a first lt. in the Army Air Corps in Belgium, France, and Germany earned him a sniper wound, plus the Belgian Fourragere and Croix de Guerre medals.
While John had ambitions for a Foreign Service career, he returned to Cleveland after the war to assist his ailing father in running the William D. Callaghan, Inc. Insurance brokerage, founded in 1928; he acted as owner and pres. of the agency until his health declined in 1990.
John was active in many Cleveland charities and organizations, and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy O'Neil; sons Thomas, Brian, and John B. Jr.; daughters Anna, Dorothy, Mary, and Susan; a brother; sister; and five grandchildren.
To the entire family, we send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943