Virginia “Gena” Callahan

Virginia “Gena” Callahan

March 26, 1929 - February 23, 2022

Virginia “Gena” Callahan

March 26, 1929 - February 23, 2022


Virginia Callahan, known to her family and friends as Gena, passed away from natural causes in South Carolina, on February 23, 2022.   Gena was born in New Galilee, PA on March 26, 1929, to Louis and Luisa Ceratti.

Gena graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1947 and spent 30 years as an office manager at Darlington Brick.

She is survived by two daughters and a son, Sue Podbielski (Tom), West Palm Beach FL, Michael Callahan (Cindy), Knoxville, TN, and Toni Schollaert, Clover, SC; and eight grandchildren, Caitlin Podbielski and Logan Podbielski both of Chicago, IL, Timmy Callahan, Atlanta, GA, Hannah Callahan Fenoglio (Tommy), Chattanooga, TN, Jake Banta and Drew Banta both of Atlanta, GA, and Andrew Schollaert and Megan Schollaert, both residing in York, SC.

Gena was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Gilbert (Tim) Callahan; and a daughter, Janice Callahan Banta.

Visitation will be held at the Gabauer Lutton Funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp. on Friday, March 11 from 5pm to 7pm.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 12 at 10am with interment immediately following at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gena’s memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network using this link:


  • Date & Time: March 11, 2022 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: March 12, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church
  • Location: 116 Thorndale Drive Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

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20 responses to Virginia “Gena” Callahan

  1. Anne says:

    Megan I am sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers! 🙏

    1. Thank you Anne I really do appreciate it

  2. Tyaunna says:

    I will keep y’all in prayer.

    1. Thank you Tyauuna I appreciate it

  3. Toni, Andrew, Megan and family,

    You have our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. You are all in our prayers.
    The Hildebrand’s

    1. Thank you so much Aunt Phyllis this means a lot to me, Andrew and my mom

  4. Aunt Lisa says:

    Megan. So sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. Rest in Peace Gena

    1. Thank you so much Aunt Lisa this means a lot to me, Andrew and my mom

  5. Sorry for your loss Megan

    1. Thank you so much Andre I really do appreciate it

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