Business owner Don Callahan dies |

Business owner Don Callahan dies

Well-known Truckee businessman and longtime local Don Callahan died on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 66.

Donald Warren Callahan was born in Neosho, Mo., to Robert Callahan and Alma Stephens Callahan on March 16, 1934.

He was raised and educated in Placerville, where he graduated from Placerville High School. He moved to Truckee in 1969 from Folsom, Calif.

He owned and operated Coffee And and Bud’s Sporting Goods and Fountain Restaurant on Commercial Row. He was a fire commissioner with the Truckee Fire Protection District since 1978 as well as a member of the Nevada County Fish and Game Commission for eight years.

“He was a board member for more than 20 years and he was a longtime member of the budget committee,” TFPD Chief Mike Terwilliger said. “He was instrumental in just about everything that happened with the fire department since the 1970s. He was real proactive.”

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Callahan of Truckee; sons Stephen Foster of El Dorado, Calif.; Patrick Callahan of Roseville; and Michael Sim of Auburn; daughters Cindy Weldy of Diamond Springs, Calif.; Carol Sim of Portland, Ore.; brother Richard Callahan of Sacramento and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Northstar Golf Clubhouse yesterday.

Memorials are being established with Tahoe Forest Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160 or the Truckee Donner Soroptimists, P.O. Box 1423, Truckee, CA 96160.

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