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Richard F. Calligan

February 2, 1931 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 88)

Richard F. "Dick" Calligan, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot, surrounded by his family.  He was born February 2, 1931, in Natrona to the late Francis E. and Mary A. Sadowski Calligan. Dick attended St. Joseph Grade School and was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Natrona.  He continued his education, graduating from the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University in 1952.   Dick was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was the owner of the former Calligan Pharmacy in Tarentum for 40 years.  Dick was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. life member of the American Legion Post 48 in Natrona and the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Associations.  In his youth, Dick played baseball, basketball and football in high school and also baseball while in the Army.  He coached baseball and softball for the Natrona Heights Little League and Softball Associations.  Dick was an avid Pirate and Steeler fan, but especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is survived  by his loving wife of 61 years, Dolores "Mitzi" Bialas Calligan; his children, Francis (Terri) Calligan, of Natrona Heights, Amy (Mark) Camp, of Natrona Heights and Diane (Bob) Ford, of Natrona Heights; his nine grandchildren, Jamie (Dave) Freehling, Julie (Dave) Fowkes, Daniel (Lindsey) Camp, Luke Camp, Mary (Em) Calligan, Peter Calligan, Sarah Ford, Jack Ford and Tyler Ford; and by his great-grandchildren, Carly & Ryan Freehling and Lexi and Evan Fowkes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two great-granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Fowkes.

Friends will be received on Friday from 1-4, 6-9 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:00 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 am in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss as celebrant.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dick may be made to either Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament School or St. Joseph High School, 800 Montana Avenue, Natrona Heights, Pa.  15065.  To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com. A Parish Vigil service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 12:45 pm.

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