CALERO, Arturo 89, of Tampa passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013. Arturo was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to Lud-ovino and Juana Calero on June 13, 1924. He worked for the New York Telephone Company for 29 years. Arturo served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 65th Infantry Regiment deployed to the Panama Canal Zone. He served in the Regimental Combat Team in Hawaii prepared for deployment against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. Arturo was predeceased by his first wife, Carmen. Survivors include his loving wife, Ana D. Calero; daughter, Gloria Di Marco; 4 grandchildren, Joe, Kris, Phil, and Erik; brother, Marin Calero; sister, Cecilia Vega; niece, Elvira; and nephew, Jorge. Visitation will be held on July 28, 2013 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 West Bearss Ave, Tampa from 6-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on July 29 at 10 am at St Mary's Catholic Church, 15520 North Boulevard. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arturo's memory to: James A. Haley VA Hospital Hospice Center, or to Metroplitan Ministries. The Family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the James A. Haley VA Hospital Hospice Center for their wonderful care and attention.

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 27, 2013