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 Terry M. Callen

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Terry M. Callen

  • Birth 1 Nov 1952 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 20 Oct 2012 Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 99292868

My best friend in the world for almost 20 years. We met via a mutual interest in professional wrestling. She took over the wrestling column in the South Philly Review when columnist Alan Raskin died suddenly in 1993.

And, unknown to me, I was a fan of hers years before I knew her personally: She had many letters to the editor published in the Philadelphia Daily News (eclipsing my total by a landslide) where I agreed with 99.9% of what she wrote.

Over the years, our friendship evolved to include shared interests in genealogy, classic rock, politics, and pretty much everything else.

She was a voracious reader and loved her classic movies. She could quote lines from books and movies off the top of her head as if it were natural for her (and it was). I deeply admired that talent.

She was my twin - we agreed on almost everything. Learning she was sick was a sucker punch and then to see her succumb so quickly is something I will never get over.

Living life without her friendship will be extremely difficult. I will miss her sharp wit, clear observations, and her talent for not mincing her words. She did NOT suffer fools (nor illiteracy) gladly! Every time I see a Boston Terrier I will always think of her.

"Surrounded by her loving family, on October 20, 2012. Age 59. Of Gloucester City. Cherished daughter of Teresa Callen (nee Stewart) and the late James Callen. Loving mother of Michelle and Stephen Donnelly. Dear sister of Agnes Chmielowski (Joseph), Michael (Judith), Patrick, James and Paul Callen. Terry was employed for the last 5 years with Green, Silverstein and Groff in Philadelphia. Terry enjoyed Classic Movies, Genealogy, Facebook, Politics, Music and Classic Rock. She loved her two dogs and two cats. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 2:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. A Life Celebration will begin at 2:30 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to: Animal Adoption Center: 501 N. Berlin Road, Lindenwold, NJ 08021. In the memo, please write: Terry M. Callen. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Terry M. Callen. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME"


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