Arthur Frederick Callan passed away December 19 at the age of 92. He was born in Stoneham, MA, on November 2, 1930. He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 39 years. They met at the United Methodist Church in Newton MA where they both raised their families. He was the treasurer of the church and she was the organist. For the past 20 years they lived in Dunedin FL. Arthur was a kind and loving father to 5 children - John, Kathleen, James, Jeffrey and Daniel and stepfather to Christine and David. He provided for summer family fun on Great East Lake in Acton, ME. Arthur was the older brother to Howard of Orlando, FL and to David of Norwalk, CT. Spouses and 12 grandchildren allowed for his charm and sense of humor to be fully exercised.
Arthur was a graduate of Stoneham High School in 1947. He instituted a scholarship in the name of classmate William F Buckley who was imprisoned for 15 months in Lebanon in 1985 and subsequently died. Arthur served in the National Guard of Massachusetts from 1948 to 1956 then graduated with a degree in Business from Northeastern University in Boston.
Arthur kept many offices in line during his career as a Sales Manager and Accountant until his so-called retirement. He was an avid club member of the Minuteman Model A Ford Club, Executive Director of the Model A Ford Foundation from 1998 to 2016 and the prime fundraiser for their museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. They inducted him into the Hall of Fame in 2022.
Arthur loved year round gardening, afternoons reading and anything on four wheels including Patsy with her walker. He will be remembered for his charisma, good humor, generosity and loving manner. Donations welcome to WWW.MAFFI.ORG (Model A Ford Foundation).