Susan Lynn Callahan Camaiore

Profile Updated: May 8, 2019
Susan Lynn Callahan
Residing In Clinton Township, MI USA
Spouse/Partner Victor James Camaiore, married October 24, 1987
Occupation Retired Minister/Hospital Chaplain
Children Christiana Lynn, born 1988; Katrina Victoria, born 1992. We lived in St. Clair Shores from 1988, and More…then moved to Harrison 1992 where they grew up and attended L'Anse Cruese School System.

When my daughters were young my mother, Helen Callahan moved to a condo in Harrison Twp. after my father passed. Vic's parents lived in St. Clair Shores and his father is the only parent now living. We and the girls enjoyed their grandparents influence in their lives. Now the girls have moved away and working in their own careers: Christiana is a Children's Librarian emphasizing working with children and parents of birth thru 5 year old's at Chippewa District Libraries in Mt. Pleasant, MI; and Katrina is a Zoologist/Zoo Keeper with Primates at the Memphis Zoo, TN. They both enjoy their work and we are proud of the impact they are making on our world.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI 1972-1974, Liberal Arts
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 1974-1976, Elementary Education BS
American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA 1976-1979, Masters of Divinity
Ordained November 24, 1979 at First Baptist Church of Dearborn
Basis Clinical Pastoral Education at Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI, Summer 1977
Year Residency Clinical Pastoral Education at University of Michigan Hospital, 1982-1983

Work Positions:
Three churches as Associate Minister of Christian Education of American Baptist Churches in Waterloo, IA; Ypsilanti, MI; and Tecumseh, MI 1980-1988
Part-time On-Call Hospital Chaplain while my children were young at Oakwood Hospital Dearborn, Mount Clemens General Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital Clinton Twp. 1990-1996
Full-time Chaplain at St. Johns Hospital, Detroit 1996-2000
Chaplain and Spiritual Care Coordinator at Mount Clemens General Hospital, 2000-2005
Spiritual Care Coordinator at Crittenten Hospital and Medical Center, Rochester, MI 2005-2011
Seasons Hospice and Pallative Care Chaplain, to serve the Detroit Metropolitan Area 2011-2014
Retired 2014

In 1987 my husband and I meet through a sail program learning to sail with the American Youth Hostels which is now American Sailing Institute. We purchased a home on the Clinton River that goes out to Lake St. Clair. We have owned motor boats and a 26 ft S2 Sailboat when our daughters were in school. When we retired we purchased a sturdy ocean veering 35 ft Island Packet to sail the Great Lakes and the ocean. We also purchased a travel trailer to tour the USA and the National Parks. Enjoying traveling in Retirement!

My husband, Vic retired from Chrysler Fiat in 2015 working as a Factory Information System Project Manager to the different Chrysler Plants.

Our involvements now seem to be involved with family and traveling. We belong to 2 boating clubs: North Star Sail Club off the Clinton River, and I am the Fleet Chaplain and Vic was the past Editor of the Newsletter. We also belong to the Great Lake Cruising Club that involves people from all over the Great Lakes with boats of all kinds. Each year they do a Rendezvous in one of the Great Lakes. Last year was the North Channel in Canada of Northern Lake Huron, our favorite place with all the islands and coves to anchor in. We have also chartered sailboats in the British Virgin Islands and the Greek Isles. We will see where our sailboat named "Inspiration" takes us.

In retirement I also started taking Water Color Art Classes, something I always wanted to do. Also as a older adult I started playing the Celtic Harp and learning the Therapeutic Harp Techniques, while my husband started the violin. We got away from the instruments with our busy work situations and hope to bring them back out in retirement. I also got involved in Integrative Medicine and learned several energy modalities such as Reiki and Healing Touch that brings about healing of body, spirit and mind.

School Story

I was not very active in programs in High School, but enjoyed the friendships I had in those 4 years. I joined the Art Club, but they did not meet very often. As I look back at High School years I wish I would of been more involved in the after school activities that were offered. Those are special years, but also difficult years as one attempts to find one self and the directions they want to choose in the future. I appreciate this web page and the work people have done to help us keep connected to our High School Class Mates.

June 1972 Graduate


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