Question of the Day: Remembering Jim Callahan?

What was your best memory of the late Malverne Deputy Mayor?

James Callahan III - or simply "Jim" as most people called him - touched many people's lives.

The 42-year-old Malverne man wore many different hats. He was a leader in the village, a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead and commissioner of Emergency Management for Nassau County. Most importantly, he was a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a neighbor and a friend.

The news of to medical complications on Thursday left those who knew him - and the many who "felt as if they knew him" due to his great presence in this world - shocked and saddened.

Patch would like to devote today's forum to reflecting on the positive impacts Callahan has had on his community and the County. What is your best memory of Jim?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Jeanine May 27, 2011 at 03:12 PM
I remember first meeting Jim via my acquaintance with his wife Patricia.... they were engaged and so very happy to be starting a new journey together.... As a fellow St. John's graduates, Jim and I always had reason to chat each and every time we ran into each other, whether at the Lighting of Malverne, around town.... or one particular most memorable time after the birth of his second child. I ran into Jim at CVS in West Hempstead buying diapers... he was absolutely glowing... when I said "what's new Jim" he replied... "Patty just had a baby girl, and she is so beautiful...." he was so excited his heart jumped and we shared a quick hug.... I have never gone into that CVS without thinking of that moment..... although a light has gone out.... a new star shines bright tonight..... my thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family..... with love~ Jeanine Frauenberger-Di Fiore and the entire Frauenberger Family..
Angela Zucaro May 27, 2011 at 04:03 PM
Jim was an extremely hardworking man whose deep devotion and dedication extended to all areas of his life - his family, his job and the residents of our Village. We are all so deeply saddened by this tremendous loss. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace, Jim.
Lorraine Smith May 28, 2011 at 09:45 PM
I have never forgotten one bitter cold day 5 years ago when I had car trouble and Jim was on his way with his daughter to decorate for the Lighting of Malverne, but took the time to help me and hooked up jumper cables to recharge the battery of my car. Although he didn't know me personally at the time it didn't matter - he saw a need and stepped in. I am so deeply sorry at his tragic passing and extend my heartfelt sympathy to Patricia, his children and the family. Sincerely, Lorraine Smith
Margaret Crowe May 29, 2011 at 12:28 AM
I witnessed Jim's heroics as he saved a little girl's life one Spring day at Harris Field two years ago. She had been choking on a quarter and a boy came running up to the bleachers screaming for help as his friend was turning blue. Most people panic, but unassuming Jim ran to the girl and calmly performed the Heimlich Manuever. Then, he soothed the crying girl and hugged her. He was so modest and almost embarrassed when people were making a fuss over him. I hope the little girl knows who saved her life. She was truly blessed he was in the crowd at that moment because he never turned his back when there was a cry for help. We were all blessed to have known this wonderful, sincere, talented man. The Callahan family is in our prayers. All our respect, Margaret & Brenden Crowe
Patricia Callahan June 03, 2011 at 01:54 PM
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. This is a very difficult time for me and my children but hearing the many stories of how Jim selflesslly helped everyone gives me some comfort. Many thanks to all for their support and prayers. Patricia Callahan


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