Robert Callen, World War II veteran

Robert Callen, 88, of Fulton, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego to the late James and Jennie (Seymour) Callen. Mr. Callen was a resident of Fulton for most of his life.  He was a United States veteran having served in the Marine Corp. during World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Callen retired from Sealright Co., Fulton and he was a past president and vice president of the AFLCIO Union #54. He was a member of the Fulton VFW Post #569, the U.S. Marine Corp. League, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph’s Council #254 and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

He was pre-deceased by one grandson, Jason Clark, and 10 siblings.

Mr. Callen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Flora Cardinali Callen of Fulton; five children,  Elizabeth (Robert) Clark of Oswego, Sistine Callen of Fulton, Anne Marie (Joseph) Antinozzi of Connecticut, Robert (Patricia) Callen of Boston, Mass., and Lorraine (Chip) Cole of Oswego; one brother, Charles Callen of Fulton; five grandchildren, Mary Kate (Dave) Stania, Lauren Marie Callen, Emily Mae Cole, Sarah (Bryan) May, and Nicole Antinozzi; two great grandchildren, Elijah House and Trevor May; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Holy Trinity Church where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. The Fulton VFW Post #569 Honor Guard bestowed military honors.

Calling hours were held Friday at Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Fulton Salvation Army 62 S. 1st St. Fulton, NY 13069.

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