In Memory

Sister M. Gervase Callahan, IHM

July 10, 1911 – April 3, 1993

Sister M. Gervase Callahan, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 3, 1993, at Our Lady of Mercy Convent in Forest Hills, New York.

She was born on July 10, 1911 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Ellen Gallagher Callahan. She entered the IHM Congregation on August 14, 1928, received the religious habit on April 1, 1929, and made profession of her vows on April 14, 1931.

Sister Gervase served as a teacher at the following schools: St. John Elementary School in Susquehanna, PA; St. Rose Elementary School in Carbondale, PA; Our Lady of Peace Elementary School in Clark’s Green, PA; St. Peter of Alcantara Elementary School in Port Washington, NY; St. Peter Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, NY; St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Binghamton, NY; and Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and John, and a sister, Helen.

She is survived by two sisters, Sister Marie Imelda, IHM of Brooklyn, NY, and Mrs. Mary Metzger of Philadelphia, PA, a brother, James of Pittston, PA, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Forest Hills, New York. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Convent on Sunday evening, Monday afternoon or evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

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