Robert Kevin Callahan
Gibbons Funeral Home - Elmhurst
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL
Robert Kevin Callahan

Robert Kevin Callahan, 66, Native of Chicago, currently of Elmhurst; died peacefully at home with his family by his side; beloved husband of Linda, nee Mangieri; loving father of Kevin (Caroline) Callahan, Lawrence Knott and Mary Ann Knott; cherished grandfather of Dominick, George and Cara Rose; dear brother of Kathleen (Harvey) Guion, Donna (Marty) Fitzgerald, Bill (Valerie) Callahan and the late James Callahan; adoring nephew of Mary Falbo and Carmella Ammond; fond uncle and cousin of many.

Bob completed his distinguished career serving as Vice President, Executive Director Sales-Marketing-Business Development North America-South America-Europe for Senqcia Maxco. His natural curiosity to learn about the countries where he did business was exceeded only by his warmth and the close personal connections he made with the people he met. Bob was always willing to mentor, teach, coach - old or young, professional or personal- he was available. Bob loved all sports, tending his garden and welcoming all to his backyard sanctuary.

A celebration of Bob's life is being planned for later this year when friends and family can gather together safely. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or PTDA Bob Callahan Future Leaders Fund, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606-4703. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or

Published by Suburban Life Publications on Feb. 5, 2021.
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I met Bob at Starbucks. He was behind me in line to order. I think his intent was to startle me with his commanding voice. I didn´t flinch. I soon became one of the "club". The Starbucks club. When one of our friends died almost 4 years ago now Bob gave such a great speech about Joe´s life and what he loved and lived for I then knew a new Bob . He will always be in my heart. Not a day goes by that I don´t think about him. I will love him forever.
Martha Bamrick
March 15, 2021
I´ll never forget meeting Bob for the first time and taking his order at Starbucks. He always greeted our crew with kindness, every time he walked through the door. I will miss making his favorite iced teas, and being able to see him. Thank you for leaving a wonderful impact on myself, and store #259. We will always honor and remember Bob. Rest in Peace
Katie Cappeck
February 12, 2021
To Bob's family and friends.... our lives are diminished by his passing. We know that. But his charm and his genuine warmth and love stays forever. Our time at Mendel was without doubt the greatest High school experience one could have ever hoped for and Bob was so much a part of it. I will always remember him as a great friend as we started our journey into adulthood together. I know he sits with Our Lord.
Timothy Coverick
February 12, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing.
I liked Bobby, he was always a lively person, much like his brother Jim.
Had many a good times at Jim Callahan’s house. He will be missed. My condolences.

Mark Cronin
February 10, 2021
It´s really hard to express the sadness and loss of a friend and mentor like Bob. We worked together at several companies and PTDA and the PTDA Foundation. We remained friends for over 30 years and I can´t say that about very many people. Bob will be missed by many and none more do than me. Go with God my friend.
Dave Witwer
February 6, 2021
Our deepest condolences during this difficult times. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days.
The Herrera Family
February 5, 2021
Bob, proud to call you neighbor & friend - may you Rest In Peace knowing that God will continue to bless your wife, family & friends! As said by my biblical hero St. Paul the Apostle, during his second imprisonment shortly before his death - written to his confidant Timothy, as follows: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith." (2 Timothy 4:7) Peace & Love, Bill Ainsworth & Family - Elmhurst
William Ainsworth
February 5, 2021
My deepest condolences to all the family and the many friends of Bob. He was kind hearted, sincere and caring...he was always a gentleman. Bob's personality always lit up any room and his laughter and smile was radiant. He was the brother I never had and always offered his shoulder to lean on and to offer his advice to a situation. I always knew Bob was there. I will miss him dearly and so grateful for our friendship and the wonderful memories of PTDA & EPTDA conferences. He was a beacon in the industry and a mentor to many. We lost a star on earth but I know he is now shining down on all of us now.
Tribby Warfield
February 5, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Gibbons Family
February 5, 2021
I met Bob in 1988 while he interviewed me for a sales position at UST. What I remember mostly about Bob was his never ending drive to excellence he had. Truly a professional. I was away from the corporate politics living in Minnesota, but over time I recognized that instead of just saying we were part of a team, Bob actually carried through by "protecting" us in field from the politics of corporate so we could go about business at hand and achieve something instead of having to watch our backside. Bob was a very unique person. I learned allot from Bob. He came to Minnesota several times during my 18 years at UST where we called on several customers together. Bob is a great example of a team builder and how a winning team plays. Must be something from his football days. When my father and later, my mother passed away, Bob assured me that I should take care of the family business. He did not have to make the phone calls but he did, to which I will always be grateful for his support. I and the entire industry are going to miss Bob. Not another like him. RIP Bob
Ken Karpe
February 4, 2021
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob. He always filled the room with his personality. We will always have that as a great memory of him!
Mark & Leslie Johnson
February 4, 2021
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