|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2010|
Mr. Calendine passed from this earthly life on October 5, 2010, at The Chapel Grove Inn. He was born August 10, 1922, in East Windsor Township near Stockport, Ohio, to the late Wayne Cecil and Bertha Marie (Porter) Calendine. He attended Patterson School, a one-room schoolhouse, and Windsor High School, from where he graduated as Class Valedictorian in May of 1940. He attended Ohio University in 1940 and 1941 before returning home to help tend to the family milk route as his older brother, Billy, had enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Calendine was drafted by the U.S. Army in October 1942, at which time the milk route was passed to his younger brother, Jerry. He served basic training in Jefferson Barracks in Mississippi, Engineer training at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia, and Radio-Operators school at Springfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Calendine, a recipient of the bronze star, served in WWII from October 1942 to February 1946 in the European Theatre as a Sergeant and radio operator with the 878 Airborne Engineers Glider Troops.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree with highest honors from Ohio University in 1948, earning his membership into The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's oldest and most widely known Academic Honor Society. He also received his Master's Degree with honors from The Ohio State University in 1952. He was a school teacher at Roosevelt Junior High and Newark Senior High School, teaching science and math in addition to being an audio-visual director, retiring with 42 years of service - 36 school years and 18 summers. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1980. After his retirement, Roosevelt Junior High named a student science award in his honor. He was an active member in the OEA and NEA.
Mr. Calendine married Mary Lorena Evans of Stockport on June 3, 1951. They made their home in Newark, Ohio where they raised their two daughters.
Mr. Calendine was a member of Neal Avenue United Methodist Church for nearly 60 years, singing in the Church Choir for most of those years. He was an active member of the Licking County Retired Teachers Association, Land of Legend Barbershop Chorus, VFW, American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa, and Windsor High as well as Ohio University Alumni Associations. For more than 60 years, he was a member of the Webb Lodge F. & A.M of Stockport.
He is survived by his daughter, Renée C. Wise, of New Albany, Ohio; his sister, Beulah Juanita Calendine Jenkins and her husband, Wilbur, of Silver Spring, Maryland; another brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena; daughter, Rita C. Waldron; and brothers, Billy Calendine and Jerrold Calendine.
Mary Lorena Calendine (1930 - 2005)
Rita Christine Calendine Waldron (1955 - 1997)*
Newark Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: William C. Helvey
Originally Created by: Kristi Spinks
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
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