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John Robert Calhoun

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CALHOUN , John Robert John Robert Calhoun, 82, a resident of Severna Park, MD, died May 20, 2010. He was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Bethesda MD. He attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville GA and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He pursued higher education at Montgomery College and entered the military in 1947. He entered into the Navy then applied for the Air Force in 1951 where was accepted attending OCS at Randolph AFB, Tx and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He had a distinguished twenty year career as a pilot obtaining the rank of Major. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Vietnam Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. In 1970, Jack retired from the Air Force and further pursued a career at the department of Housing and Urban Development in Baltimore. He worked as a civil engineer there for more than twenty years, making significant positive contributions throughout the state. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years Shirley Mae Calhoun. He is survived by four daughters, Karoline Citron, Lisa Lundberg, Vicky Calhoun and Tamara Coulson; brother Fred Calhoun; sister Helen Grier; and seven grandchildren, Amanda Citron, David Citron, Patrick Citron, Margaret Citron, Samantha Coulson, Karah Calhoun, Hailey Calhoun. Jack had a love of flying throughout his life and always held an active pilots license. He loved fishing, shooting, boating and enjoyed horse racing owning horses with Love Team Stable. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
Visiting hours and an informal remembrance will be held on Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30-11:00 AM at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD. Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM at The Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myer, VA, with interment to follow with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to: Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 1903 Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Baltimore Sun on May 23, 2010
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