Joseph Drew Callahan

Callahan, Joseph Drew, M.D. went home to God on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Loving husband for 49 years to Joanne Mary Callahan (neé Lane); loving father of Joseph Callahan, Michael Callahan, and Paddy Callahan (Meg Fowler); grandfather of Jack, Paddy, and Maura; Dear colleague and friend.

Dr. Callahan was born on October 29, 1931 and was the only child of Joseph Francis Callahan, Esq. and Helen (neé Crowley) Callahan. He attended Chaminade College Preparatory School, Saint Louis University and graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1957.

Dr. Callahan was a psychotherapist who specialized in child and adult psychiatry for 60 years. He assisted in starting an innovative program at Children's Hospital and Washington University for the treatment of children, taught for 40 years at the Saint Louis University School of Nursing and for 25 years he taught interdisciplinary seminars in the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University with Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J.

Dr. Callahan served many priests and religious communities and worked with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in India, Haiti and St. Louis. He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association based on his significant contributions to Psychiatry. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, mentor, colleague and friend.

Services: Visitation will be Saturday, December 22, at St. Francis Xavier (College Church) from Noon to 2:00 pm with funeral Mass at 2:00 pm. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery.

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to DeSmet Jesuit High School and the Saint Louis University Fr. John Kavanaugh S.J. Scholarship.


Visitation: Saturday, December 22, 2018, Noon
St. Francis Xavier (College Church): 3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
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Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 2:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier (College Church): 3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
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Interment:  Saturday, December 22, 2018
Calvary Cemetery: 5239 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115
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