Longtime CE, AV Executive Phil Callahan Dies
Phil Callahan, an executive and PR professional who worked in the consumer electronics and ProAV sectors for nearly 25 years, died June 26 of an apparent heart attack at his home in California. He was 57 years old.
Callahan worked for several years with Mitsubishi, and also worked for Sumiko, Hitachi, and Princeton Graphics Systems. More recently, in June of 2005, he founded a public relations and consulting firm called Callahan Public Relations and Consulting.
An obituary written by John Lowrey of DPI, Inc. in the rAVe HomeAV Edition newsletter praised Callahan’s “consistent professionalism, humor and positive outlook [which] made him immediate friends with anyone who ever met him.” He enjoyed cycling, football, music, and Los Angeles history, and made many friends in his years in the electronics industry, according to an obituary in CEPro.
Callahan’s funeral is scheduled for July 3 at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Newport Beach, Calif. His family has asked that donations be made in Callahan’s name to the Casie Hyde Memorial Foundation, 943 8th St. Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266.