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November 9, 2015 | Volume 91 Number 1

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Frank Callaham, retired CV journalist in Norfolk, dies at 84

Frank Hubert Callaham, Jr., retired associate editor of the Virginian-Pilot who later served as Hampton Roads correspondent for The Catholic Virginian, died October 25. He was 84.

A native of Lynchburg, he attended Holy Cross Academy there and graduated in 1948. As a seventh grader, he helped start a class newsletter and suggested that selling the newsletter for 3 cents could raise money for the Missions.

Mr. Callaham began his newspaper career in Lynchburg, first as a summer intern with The News and then with The Daily Advance while studying journalism at Washington and Lee University in Lexington.

After graduation, he served two years in the Army and then rejoined The News full time. He covered politics and city government for several years and later served as city editor of The News.

In 1960, he was employed by the General Electric Co. in Lynchburg and worked in industrial press relations before coming to the Ledger-Star in 1965.

After a year of news and editorial writing, he became Portsmouth-Chesapeake city editor. He returned to the editorial page in 1967 and later became associate editor. There he concentrated on local, regional and state issues.

He won the Virginia Press Association’s first place award for editorial writing in 1968.

He retired from Landmark Communications in 1993 as Associate Editor for the Virginian-Pilot.

A longtime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk, Mr. Callaham was a member and former president of the Ryan Club of Norfolk and Torch Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Marie Eckstein Callaham of Norfolk and two daughters, Elizabeth B.Callaham and Carolyn M. Clark and her husband, Perry, all of Norfolk; two sons, Frank Hubert Callaham III and his wife, Amy, of Austin, Texas and David M. Callaham and his wife, Nancy, of Sarasota, Florida. Survivors also include his brother, Thomas M. Callaham of Covington and his sister, Helen Callaham Hutter of Lynchburg, and three grandchildren: Leighton, Quinn, and Nathan.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 30 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Joseph H. Metzger, pastor, and Father Francis J. Gargani, C.Ss.R., former Catholic campus minister at Old Dominion University, presiding. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

Clergy Assignments

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has made the following clergy assignments, effective as noted:

 

photo: Saint Jude Facilities Director and Building Chairperson Ron Canada and Fr. Michael Duffy turn the first shovels of dirt at the building site.

Saint Jude Facilities Director and Building Chairperson Ron Canada and Fr. Michael Duffy turn the first shovels of dirt at the building site.

St. Jude, Mineral, breaks ground on building project

After a devastating fire on September 25, 2014 destroyed the parish hall, kitchen, offices and bathrooms, the people of St. Jude’s, Mineral, broke ground on a new facilities project. After Mass and ground breaking ceremonies conducted by Facilities Director and Building Chairperson, Ron Canada, the parish held a picnic to mark the new beginning.

photo: Pictured are front row left to right Saint Jude Facilities       Director and Building Chairperson Ron Canada, Mike Handrahan, Glave &       Holmes Architect Steve Blasfield and Fr. Michael Duffy. Back row left to right       are Bob Weiner and Vince Fischer. Other Building Committee Members missing from     the picture are Paula Staub and Ray Siewert.

Pictured are front row left to right Saint Jude Facilities Director and Building Chairperson Ron Canada, Mike Handrahan, Glave & Holmes Architect Steve Blasfield and Fr. Michael Duffy. Back row left to right are Bob Weiner and Vince Fischer. Other Building Committee Members missing from the picture are Paula Staub and Ray Siewert.

Plans for the new building and renovation include construction of a new sacristy onto the current church, and using some of the existing narthex to increase seating in the existing church. Two new wings will be added. One wing will house the new parish hall, kitchen, and bathrooms. The other wing will be for the offices, classrooms, choir room, and storage.

Depending on weather, the construction should be completed by July 2016.white space

 

Correction

Due to an unforeseen printing error, a paragraph in the article on page 3 in the Oct. 26 issue on the purchase of Westhampton Baptist Church in Richmond by St. Bridget School was incomplete. The correct paragraph should have been:

Westhampton Baptist Church, located at 6012 Three Chopt Road and built in 1914, is believed to be the first church built west of the Boulevard, a major roadway which in the early years of the 20th century marked the western end of residential development in the city. Westhampton Baptist Church was once used by the University of Richmond, founded as a Baptist institution, as a chapel before the much better known Cannon Memorial Chapel was built on the campus.

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