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Laurie Wall Callahan
Laurie Wall Callahan, 63, of South Abington Township, died unexpectedly on Monday.
Born August 2, 1956 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Jean (Miller) Wall Jr. Laurie graduated in 1974 from Honesdale High School, received her Bachelors Degree from St. Louis University in Physical Therapy and earned her Masters at the University of Scranton in Physical Therapy.
Since graduation, Laurie worked as a Physical Therapist and was a member of the American Physical Therapist Association. When her kids were growing up, she loved working in home health because she was able to spend time with them right after school. For the last 10 years, she worked as a physical therapist at the Mountain View Care Center.
Laurie was a member of the Scranton Canoe Club and its GLOW League, a bowler at Idle Hour Lanes with the mighty Bowling Stones and the Scranton Running Club where she trained every day for a year to finish the Scranton Half Marathon at age 60. She enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling, and sitting down with a nice glass of Scotch. She loved going to golf tournaments, especially The Masters and British Open. Laurie was extremely well traveled and loved to do so with her partner, Bill, and sister, Carolyn. Laurie and Carolyn traveled together to the British Open, England, Ireland, and many other locations. She liked playing slots at the casinos, restaurant tours with Bill, and her beloved dog, Piper. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with Bill and her children Pat and Megan. She talked with Megan every morning on her way to work and was taken out of her comfort zone by Pat to restaurants she would never go to on her own accord. She traveled extremely often to Salisbury University to see Pat play soccer and never missed a game.
Surviving is one son: Patrick (Kait) of Chicago, IL, one daughter: Megan Callahan of Marlton, NJ, two brothers: Gregory (Sherry) Wall of Clarks Summit, and Douglas (Patricia) Wall of Durango, CO, two sisters: Carolyn Siepiela of Honesdale and Valerie Wall of Australia, her loving companion, Bill “Doc” Gross of Clarks Summit; many nieces, nephews, cousins, grand nieces and nephews.
Laurie is preceded in death by her brother in law Eddy Siepiela.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 am from First Presbyterian Church, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit, PA, with services by Rev. William G. Carter. Interment will be private at a later date. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday from 4-7 PM at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., S. Abington Twp., PA 18411 or a local charity of the donor’s choice.
Megan and Pat I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re Mom was full of life every time she walked into LabCorp there was sunshine. She spoke of both of you with so much love. Megan she would be walking in the lab still talking to you on the phone. Pat she told us the story about you buying that experience coat. My kids have lost their father not so long ago. This is a very sad and painful time in your lives . Live the fun and amazing memories you have and will always have with your Mom.
Claire Brennan Feb 23 2020 12:00 AM
It seems like only yesterday that we were fitting Laurie with her children's shoes. Our condolences to Laurie's family. Alex & Margie Monaghan Lilje
Alex Lilje Feb 23 2020 12:00 AM
Carolyn and family,Dave and I are so very saddened to learn of your family’s terrible loss. We are keeping you in our prayers for strength and comfort. May the many happy memories that you shared comfort you in the days and years to come. Dave and Susan Koehler Seber
Susan Seber Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM
Greg, Sherry and Family,We were so sorry to hear about the sudden death of Laurie. Our deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you.
Fran and Kelly Hamm Feb 21 2020 12:00 AM
I had so much fun when she was one of my therapist at Mt. View. She was a fantastic lady! She will always be in my heart and memories! Got me up and out of there! My condolences to family and friends
Helen Eichlin Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
Laurie, you will be missed! I will never forget our talks. You brought me such strength at times and you didn't even know it. I pray for peace for your family as they deal with this loss. And that is what it is. A loss of a wonderful woman. You will never be forgotten.
Paula Pendrak Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM
Our deepest condolences,Sending our love from CO, MA, & VAChelsea, Lauren, & Jessica
Chelsea, Lauren, & Jessica Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Pat and Kait,We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We love you!Emily, Pete, Lex, Mike, Elissa, and Scott
Emily, Pete, Lex, Mike, Elissa, and Scott Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM