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Leo T. Calderon, 75, of Pittsburg, California, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2022 after a short illness. He was surrounded by his devoted daughters.
Leo was born on January 2, 1947, to Leo Sr. and Emily Calderon in Pueblo, Colorado. After graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1965, he began a 30-year career as an accountant for the Department of Defense.
In 1965, he also met the love of his life, Nellie (Vera) Calderon, and they married in August of 1966. Together, they had four daughters, Angela, Lisa, Emily and Natalie. Leo and Nellie raised their girls in Pittsburg, California before relocating to Washington State for a short time, then spending his final years in Elk Grove, California.
In his retirement, Leo enjoyed being with his kids and grandkids, cooking, family, music, telling jokes and watching his Denver Broncos. He was known for a hilarious sense of humor, pride in his Native American heritage, his great love for his family and as an avid fisherman.
Leo is preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Calderon, his parents and his sisters Margie Jarrell and Ramona Anderson. He is survived by his four daughters, Angela (Marc) Dominguez, Lisa (Danny) Montoya, Emily (Michael) Ayala and Natalie Calderon; his brothers Edward (Prudy) and Patrick (Tonita) and sister Ernestine Tudoni; 9 grandchildren, Jessica (Kenneth) Dominguez, Mark Mora, Lisa Mora, Daniel Costa, Marisa Ortiz (Jason), Mia Montoya, Vincent Montoya, Michael Ayala and Ayden Ayala; 8 great grandchildren, Destinee, Davina, Davontae, Vicente, Jack, Isabella, Aayan and Anthony. Leo is also survived and loved by a large extended family, including cousins, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park at 9189 E. Stockton Boulevard in Elk Grove, California on Saturday, August 6th, 2022. Family viewing 9:00 AM; memorial service 10:00 AM.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Pacific time)
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park Chapel
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