John J. Callaway, 67

Cabinetmaker

November 30, 2006

John J. Callaway, a retired cabinetmaker who earlier had been a McDonald's manager, died of complications from a stroke Nov. 23 at Hanover Hall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hanover, Pa. The former longtime Taneytown resident was 67.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Middle River, Mr. Callaway graduated from Kenwood High School. He served in the Army and remained in the reserves until 1974.

Mr. Callaway managed McDonald's restaurants for 20 years, first in St. Joseph, Mo., and later in Baltimore, Eldersburg and Woodlawn before retiring in the early 1980s. He later returned to work with a job as a cabinetmaker for five years with Lakewood Manufacturing Co. in New Windsor. He retired there in 2001 because of failing health.

"He made beautiful furniture for his family in his shop," said a stepdaughter, Denise Miller of Finksburg.

Mr. Callaway was a Ravens and Orioles fan, and a member of Aerie 2226 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Littlestown, Pa.

Services were Sunday.

Also surviving are his wife of 28 years, the former Mary F. Seiler; a son, Michael Callaway of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Margaret Jenkins of Bel Air; two stepsons, John Still of Westminster and Arthur Ledford of Hanover, Pa.; another stepdaughter, Bonnie Hammond of Gettysburg, Pa.; four sisters, Ann Crandell, Annette Simms, Helen Marks and Marie Blum, all of Essex; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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