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Robert "Butch" Callaghan

June 5, 1946 March 8, 2019
Robert  "Butch" Callaghan
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Obituary for Robert "Butch" Callaghan

Robert “Butch” Callaghan, 72, born on June 5, 1946, in Pontiac, Michigan, died peacefully, in his sleep on March 8, 2019, at his home in Delray Beach, Florida. After graduating from Milford High School, Butch served our country while in the U.S Army. Butch lived in the Milford and Highland area until retirement from Power’s Distributing in 2009; at which time he moved to Delray Beach, Florida. He loved the Florida winters, but his heart always remained in Milford.

Butch is survived by his wife, Pat, sons Joe, Steve (Emilie), Ryan (Samantha), and step children, Mark (Crissy) Scherrer, Rick Scherrer, Brian (Jennifer) Scherrer and Amanda (Patrick) Murphy.
Grandchildren Grace, Gabriela, Gwyneth, Kate, April, Connor and Kennedy. Also survived by his step Grandchildren Hunter, Nicholas, Caleb, Mina, Jack, Jessica, Jasmine and Chelsea.
Siblings, Jim (Marilyn) Callaghan, Mary Montgomery, Joe (Jan) Callaghan, Sally Cape- Beadle, Kaye,(Mike) Davis, Roni (Dan) Edwards, and Barb (Burt) Crawford.

Butch was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Ruth, sister, Ruth (Ralph) Ruggles, and bothers in law, Ralph Ruggles and Denny Montgomery.

Butch enjoyed spending time with family and friends; he was a generous and kind man. He was always available to help anyone in need. Although in his younger day, he couldn’t understand the point of chasing a golf ball around the course, he learned to love the game of golf and played whenever he could. Butch loved hearing about old friends and kept in touch with many people from his past. His lifelong friends, Joe Tripp and Frank Youd always held special places in his heart and he never let too much time go by without talking to them. He never let anyone’s birthday go by without a phone call. He will be missed by many relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Butch will be laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery, in Holly Michigan, on July 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

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10:30 AM 7/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road Holly MI
United States
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