Eleanor Callas

Eleanor K. Callas (Korh)

Monday, October 12th, 1931 - Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Eleanor K. Callas, 87, of Brick, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Sunday, July, 14, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick with her family at her side.

Born and raised in Bayonne, she moved to Wood-Ridge, later to Silver Beach, and finally to Brick in 1986 to a riverfront home, she and her husband built. She loved her beach and river homes.

Eleanor worked as a payroll manager at Maiden Form in Bayonne and later on at Marcal Paper Mills. She retired early to take care of her family and home.

Eleanor contended with many health challenges over the years but soldiered on with grace—until the very end. She had crippled hands from rheumatoid arthritis, was blind in one eye, yet filled her pill box by herself, kept a spotless home, balanced her checkbook and rarely asked for help.

She loved going to AC, where she played the poker slots and was quite the notorious winner. Her mind remained sharp. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles and kept up with current events. She was a fantastic baker and made the best iced tea, all of which her family is unable to reproduce. She loved the simple things in life: watching the boats on the river; calls and visits from friends and family, including Maureen and her dog Roscoe from across the street; and getting the Ocean Star paper each week.

Eleanor was predeceased by her loving husband, John George Callas in 2012; parents, Peter and Mary Korh (nee Zakutansky); and all of her siblings. Surviving are her children, Barbara Callas and her husband Jonnie Miles of NYC, Steven Callas and his wife Evelyn of Brick, and Kimberly Callas and her husband Brad Kunz of Warren; two sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and their children, and one dear cousin, all from many states across the country.

For those of you who showed kindness and love to Ellie, the family is eternally grateful. We love you, Mom. It will never be the same without you, but it’s your time to rest and be at peace in heaven.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 11-3 pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. Friends and relatives may also visit on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the funeral home. A prayer service will be conducted on Monday at 1:30pm in the funeral home followed committal prayers at Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Road, Toms River.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in her memory to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in Asbury Park, NJ or an animal shelter of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 1:30pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Kevin Ashe
  • Interment

    Ocean County Memorial Park - Toms River
    1722 Silverton Rd.
    TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753
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Donations are being accepted for: Jersey Shore Animal Center.


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Karen Buxton

Posted at 10:10am
Barbie, Kim & Steven,
Terry, Liz, Marty and I send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to you guys. We have many fond memories of your Mom and she will be missed. I hope that your memories can comfort you in this difficult time and please know that you are in our thoughts. Cheers to El for a life well lived. Hugs to you all, K, T, M & E


Posted at 12:45pm
We are sincerely so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories with Aunt El that I truly cherish. As a kid I remember always being able to go into her lazy Susan and get a piece of Extra spearmint gum (which is still the only gum that I chew).& I absolutely adored the stairway with pictures that I did the same thing in our home, and it reminds me of her. Being down the shore and spending time at Aunt El and Uncle Johns house is a part of what made my childhood so special.
She will be very missed and our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
Lauren Leo & family

Carol Matelesko

Posted at 11:25am
To my cousins, Sonny & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loving mother and our favorite Aunt El. She was truly one of a kind!! Our favorite memories are when we used to bring Lauren when she was small to see Aunt El and Uncle John and how they embraced her. Aunt El smiling and laughing when Lauren would go into the pool and when Uncle John was teaching her how to swim, going on the boardwalk in Seaside to get zeppolies and when we all were together for a BBQ.
Lots of good times down the shore. But most of all I will miss our phone calls. She is at rest now with her family in heaven smiling down on all of us. Love, Carol & Sonny

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Posted at 09:55am
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember that we love and care about you.
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Mary Butera

Posted at 11:18pm
Dear Barb, Kim and Steven, Uncle Vince and I send our most sincere condolences to you at the passing of your beloved mother. Since we have lived in Tennessee for the passed 37 years, our best memories are of your mom and dad when you were all young. It was obvious from the start that your mom loved each of you as much as she loved life. It is the most precious gift a mother can ever give her children. I cannot help but believe that your mother is at peace because she knew what was most important in life - her family ; therefore, she left this world with few regrets. How very wonderful for you and for her. Love, Aunt Mary

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