Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus



CALLAHAN BRIAN passed away peacefully at home on February 8, 2013 with his loving wife and daughters at his side. He was born on December 25, 1942 in New York, New York and lived in the Mt. Vernon, NY area until he enlisted in the Navy in 1961. While in the Navy, Brian received training in electronics which launched him into several careers in technology. In the late 1990's he started his computer consulting business, BCS Data Magic. Brian had a lifelong passion for the arts. He loved music and was an avid collector of vinyl albums, both jazz and classical. Brian was a skilled photographer, a member of Exposure Detroit, and shared his talent with the world via his website on Flickr. Brian also was a strong advocate for ending hunger and poverty in our world and was an active member for many years with the non-profit citizen's lobby, RESULTS. Brian is survived by his wife Margaret (Cook), daughters Christine (Angel) Ortiz , Carolynne (Barry) Kent of Chicago, IL and stepson Nicholas (Susan Wright) Smith of Page, AZ; grandchildren Alex, Alicia, Kyle, Eli, Claire, Brynn, Everett, great-granddaughter Izabella and his sister Maureen Luciano of Hartsdale, NY. A memorial service to celebrate Brian's life will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 am at the Academy of The Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. A luncheon for family and friends will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations: Hospice at Henry Ford ( Prostate Cancer Research ( RESULTS (

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Darlene Height02/17/2013

Our sincerest condolences from the nurses on K13. Brian was a special man and will be missed by many.

Ted Fines02/19/2013

I knew Brian through Exposure Detroit. He was a fine man and a fine photographer.

derek farr02/19/2013

Brian was an amazing and uplifting person who will truly be missed.

Michelle Karr02/19/2013

You will be very sorely missed.

David Bennett02/25/2013

I only knew Brian from flickr but I considered him to be a friend.

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