Richard S. Calender(1926 - 2013)

Calender, Richard S. SAN DIEGO -- Richard S. Calender passed away peacefully on November 20, 2013. Rich was born Jan 1, 1926 in San Francisco, CA to Lester and Mildred Calender. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1943 and enlisted in the US Navy. He served 2 1/2 years in Pacific Theater of WWII as Signal Man, First Class. He attended Menlo Junior College after the war and graduated from University of California, Berkeley where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and co-publisher of the "Bear Blotter." He met and married Norma, his loving wife of 61 years and had three children. Richard worked in the broadcasting business in sales and retired as a Vice President for WGN in Los Angeles. He moved to Carlsbad where he enjoyed being the leader of the senior center Writer's Group. Richard wrote and published a book entitled "The Great Wake-Up Call" based on his WWII experiences and those of his high school comrades. Richard was a member of the Christian Science Church and shared his genuine faith with his loved ones. He was a star athlete throughout his life. He loved playing football, tennis, rugby, racquetball, handball, and skiing. He was preceded in death by his cherished brother Clayton, and his parents. Richard is survived by his wife, Norma, and his children Steven, Kimberly, and Leslie Mills (Andy) and two grandchildren, Kelsey and Ryan. There will be a private family service at his home. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the .


Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 24, 2013