AUBURN – Harold S. Callahan of Poland died Saturday, June 6, at Clover Manor after a lengthy illness.

Harold was born in Lewiston on July 5, 1940, the only child of Frederick A. and Ruth (Downing) Callahan. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1959.

While in high school, he worked for Bridge Construction and then joined the family business, formerly Callahan Brothers Construction of Mechanic Falls. He went to work for Diaz Corporation and ended his working career working with Callahan Enterprises. He was very much respected in his profession of construction, as well as within his community, where he often did behind the scenes kind deeds to help those in need.

He was a former president of Associated General Contractors; belonged to the Sons of the American Legion Post 150 Mechanic Falls; Gray/New Gloucester Eagles 4131; Tyrian Lodge #73, Mechanic Falls; Kora Shrine; and the Downeast Street Rod Club.

Harold enjoyed going to his camp in Eustis and spending his winters in Florida. He was especially proud of his house on the lake which he designed. He loved riding motorcycles and taking weekend trips. His T-Bucket street rod was a particular source of joy to him. He was an avid NASCAR fan and fished when he had a chance.

Harold was very close to his cousin, Daniel J. Callahan of Minot, who he thought of as a brother.

Harold is survived by his wife, Diane, of Poland; his father, Fred, of Auburn; sons, Scott and his wife, Kat, of Las Vegas, and their son Alexander, and Sean of Virginia; his daughter, Nancy, of Monmouth; and stepchildren, Robin and Andy Verge, of Auburn, and Megan Wheeler and Adam Trundy of Minot.

He was predeceased by his mother Ruth in 2005.

He was formerly married to Alice Elizabeth Sprague.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Erickson’s office, the Infusion Center staff of M1 at Central Maine Medical Center, and the staff at Clover Manor, especially Penny Burgess, who provided Harold with wonderful care as well as support for his family.

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