Kathleen Frances (Taydus) Callihan, 67, passed away on November 2nd, 2017 at UNC Chapel Hill. Although unexpected, she had thankfully been able to spend time with her three sons just days prior; an answered prayer.
Born on April 21st, 1950, and raised in Youngsville, PA, she was a 1968 graduate of Youngsville High School. She spent more than 25 years in the Pittsboro / Siler City, NC area where she built deep friendships and made a lasting impact on her community. Kathleen made a living out of her calling in life, as an EMT and Nurse. Her genuine concern for others and attention to those in their time of need will be her legacy.
She spent each day enjoying the simple pleasures of life, always quick to smile, laugh and reach out to friends and strangers alike. Truly a friend to all and a stranger to no one. She loved to sew and to bake and most of all, to spend time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her brothers Tom Taydus, Ted Taydus and his wife Julie, Stan Taydus and his wife Kathy, and sisters Judy Kuzminski and her husband Alan, and Patti Boots. Her three sons, Michael Callihan and his wife Kathleen, Joseph Callihan and his fiance Krystal, and Andrew and his wife Kate. As well as her 12 grandchildren: Matthew, Jonathon, Mary, Tommy, Megan, Philip, Kinzey Rayne, Reece, Chloe, Alayna Mae, Pace and Beau.
She is preceded in death by her mother Margaret and father Stanley Taydus as well as her beloved daughter Bonnie Jean Hilko.
A memorial service will be held, Saturday November 18, 2017, at the Free Methodist Church, Davis Street in Youngsville, for Family and Friends unable to travel to North Carolina. The service will begin at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Rick Hamrick Officiating.