John Phillip was born on June 24, 1915 in Altoona, PA, the 6th of ten children of Aurelio and Rose (nee Schiantella) Calandra. He had brothers Herman, Sonny and Elmer who died as a baby, and sisters Geneva, Viola, Elma, Emily (Mayme), Nora and Josephine (Tootie). He moved to Cleveland about 1916 as a baby where he grew up. He was 20 when he married Suntine Carriere, she was 21, on Jan. 9, 1937 at Holy Redeemer Church in Cleveland. Rev. Martino Compagno officiated. His son, John, Jr. was born in 1939 and daughter Yvonne arrived sever years in 1946. John & Suntine were living at 700 Quilliams Rd. in Cleveland Hts. and had been married 56 years when he passed away on March 3, 1992 at St. Lukes Hospital. He also had heart problems for many years. John was 5'8" tall with brown eyes and hair and the grandfather of four. He was a tool and die man and owned and ran a machine shop before retiring.
1. OBITUARY, PLAIN DEALER, 4 Mar 1992. JOHN P CALANDRA, beloved husband of Suntine M (Sunny) (nee Carriere), dearest father of John P. Jr. (wife Jean) and Yvonne Mariano (husband Robert); devoted grandfather of John P. III and Brigitte Calandra, Bob and Joseph Mariano; dear son of the late Aurelio and Rose Calandra (nee Schiantella), dear brother of Geneva Scardelletti, Viola Profughi, Sonny, Elma Raffo, Mayme Palko, Herman, Nora Higgins and Josephine Popp (all deceased), uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the DiCicco & Sons Funeral Home, 5975 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Hts., Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday March 6 at Holy Redeember Church. Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH.
2. 1940 CENSUS, Cuyahoga Co OH; 4/1940 CALANDRA, John 24, born in Penna, a tool & die maker; wife Suntine 25 and son John 6 mos, both born in Ohio, were living at 895 Rondel Rd., Cleveland, OH. [12/15/12].
3. OHIO Death Certificate, File #001208, Cuyahoga Co. JOHN P CALANDRA, residence 700 Quilliams Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital at 2:10 a.m. on March 3, 1992 from prostate gland cancer at age 76. Interment at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon on March 6, 1992 Informant, wife Suntine (Carriere) Calandra, listing his DOB as June 24, 1915 in Altoona, PA. His parents were Aurelio Calandra & Rose Schiantello. He was self employed.