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. Sally Diehl says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. I have many fond memories of your mom as we were growing up. May your memories comfort you.

    Sally “Murphy” Diehl

    1. Thank You Sally

  2. Mike and family , We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We have met her several times while she was visiting you in Knoxville Tn. She was a strong and beautiful women with Pittsburgh grit .

    1. Thank You Carol and Chris

  3. 💐Rest In Peace Grandma I will always love you and I will miss you very much Grandma.

    1. Sorry for your loss Megan

  4. Megan sorry for your loss

    1. Thank you Ron Schollaert

  5. May deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Callahan family.

    1. Thank you Mike Schollaert(Dad) I really do appreciate it.

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