Callahan, Frank Thomas

August 30, 2004

On August 27, 2004 FRANK THOMAS CALLAHAN, 76, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Life Path Hospice. He was born in Swedesboro, NJ on July 22, 1928 and moved to Tampa in 1957. He was the oldest son of the late Frank T. Callahan, Sr. and the late Elizabeth R. Callahan. Frank worked for 45 years with the engineering firm Greiner, Inc., starting in 1950 as an entry-level engineer in Baltimore, through the 1970s as head of the Tampa office, retiring in 1995 as the Chairman and CEO. He was involved in many notable projects including the Space Shuttle Landing Strip at the Kennedy Space Center, Tampa International Airport, Orlando International Airport, the William P. Lane, Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge over the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, MD, and countless national and international highway and airport projects. Frank was a founding parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, past Chairman of the Christ the King Parish Council and Board Member of the Jesuit High School Foundation. He was a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and received numerous honors throughout his career including the University of Notre Dame Award for Distinguished Service to the Engineering Profession and the National Conference of Community and Justice Tampa Chapter Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Frank was preceded in death by his brother James. Survivors include his loving wife Janice. Five sons: J. Michael (wife Barbara), Tampa; Thomas, Safety Harbor; Mark (wife Virginia), Orlando; Dennis (wife Kelley), Phoenix, AZ; and Paul (wife Dianna), Tampa; and daughter Elizabeth, Tampa. Six precious grandchildren Sarah, Julianne, Michele, Andrew, Katherine, and David, two beautiful step granddaughters Elizabeth and Diana; and special family friend Karen Rieding.

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