Robert John (Pat) O'Callaghan

robert o'callaghan

August 8, 1924 ~ November 5, 2020

Born in: Minneapolis, MN
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Service for Robert John “Pat” O’Callaghan:

Robert John (Pat) O’Callaghan, 96, passed away Nov. 5, 2020.  Survived by his children, Mike (Paula) O’Callaghan, Eddie (Patty) O’Callaghan, Cathy Black, Diana O’Callaghan, Robert G. O’Callaghan and Danny (Christine) O’Callaghan.  Preceded in death by wife, Julie O’Callaghan; sister, Dorothy Krusic; and parents, Robert D. and Clara O’Callaghan.  Pat was born on Aug. 8, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Pat has a deep love for God. He was a devoted Catholic, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He was self-employed as both an attorney and real estate broker.  He enjoyed community service and volunteered for such causes as the Pueblo Catholic Diocese, HARP project by the City of Pueblo, Homes for Senior Citizens project, Pueblo Board of Realtors (Realtor of the Year in 1981), Pueblo Elks (Past Exalted Ruler in Rangely), politics, various charities and local business organizations.  Listed in Who’s Who in America for attorneys, enjoyed big band swing music, ancestral history, photography, dancing, the Broadmoor Hotel, daily church Mass, HARP river walks, football, coffee shops, restaurants and family gatherings.  Pat was a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado and National Association of Realtors, Pueblo Elks, and Irish Club.  He served in the Navy in WWII (1942 to 1946) and also Air Force Reserve until 1952, graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Denver University Law School in 1951 when also admitted to the bar.

Due to capacity restrictions, there will be no public funeral service or viewing.  A Rosary and Mass will be made available through this web site starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.20, 2020. All are welcome to join in on the live stream or view the recording later.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral, 414 W. 11th Street, Pueblo, CO  81003

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  1. Pat – A true friend for many years. We met weekly for coffee for over 25 years. Always a beaming smile and only kind words for others. You will be missed, but have left many wonderful memories. Our prayers are with the O’Callaghan family.

  2. May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine upon your face.
    The rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    God bless you, cousin Pat.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the O’Callaghan clan.

  3. My heart is broken and my prayers are with the O’Callaghan family. I loved Pat, and still do. He was a very influential in my life and I will hold him in my heart forever. I had this on my facebook page:

    I met Pat when I was 23 and he offered me a job. On the first day I reported to work, my grandfather passed away. Without hesitation, Pat told me to take the week off, with pay. I was stunned. That day he earned my love and my loyalty. I worked with him for 7 years. I have wonderful memories of our office, listening to oldies, and dancing with him when Mack the Knife played. I cried when I had to tell him I was going to work at the Public Defender’s Office. He encouraged me. He comforted me. He made me feel safe. He never ever made me feel bad. He was kind and generous. And his Irish eyes were always smiling.
    R. J. O’Callaghan I will miss you. May you rejoice in heaven now with your beloved Julie.

  4. We share this time with you! Pat was a special man and we share many happy memories of times together spent at family gatherings and celebrations. He accomplished much in his life and lived his life to the fullest of his ability! May God’s love, peace, encouragement and strength be with all of you now and in time to come! We will miss him too!
    He is at rest and peace now, in his eternal Home with his beloved wife and other family and friends. REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
    With love, Verne and Nancy Luellen

  5. I have fond memories of having many nice conversations with Pat at Patti’s Restaurant
    He was a delightful person.
    He will truely be missed.
    My deepest sympathy to Pat’s family.
    Judy Patti

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