Calderon, Rafael |
Rafael Calderon, age 75, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. Rafael was known for his love of family and country and was proud of his American citizenship. Early in life he was a jockey and traveled the US. Later he owned Sunshine Roofing, Inc. and was well known in Albuquerque as one of the state's favorite 'characters'.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja 'Sunny' Calderon; his children Gina Edita, Michael David Calderon, Cristina Sanchez, and his grandchildren; Michael Rafael Calderon and Victoria Dawson. He also leaves a brother, Rudolfo Calderon and nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial celebrating his life on Saturday, November 5th at 1pm at Crossroads Church 2412 Route 66, Edgewood, NM. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Bible Church, contact information can be found at
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 3, 2016