Deceased February 27, 2020

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In Memory

Richard Callanan, known to all of us as Cal, passed away Feb. 27 after an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s T-cell lymphoma. Cal was from the West Roxbury section of Boston and went to the Roxbury Latin School. That’s where I met him in seventh grade. He and I roomed together in Pratt freshman year. It was our very first night at Amherst, on the porch behind Pratt—with a keg, of course—where we met the guys who became “our group.” We all joined Chi Phi together, studied together, played sports together, worked different jobs together and, of course, partied together. We have been to each other’s weddings, celebrated the ups and shared the downs of our lives, and are still great friends to this day.

Cal and Paula enjoyed 36 years of marriage and made a life for themselves living in Needham, Mass., where Paula is a Realtor. They have two great kids; Sarah lives in Boston and Charlie in Charlotte, N.C. After graduating, Cal joined companies in the medical device industry, most recently Kinetic Concept, selling to some of the country’s biggest and best hospitals in Boston.

Cal was a great friend, one of my very best friends. He will be missed by many, many people.

Chris Buckley ’77