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Paul (Pablo) David Calderwood, 63, passed away on October 1, 2015. He was born on February 14, 1952 in Glendale, California and was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He often recalled his incredible summer vacations with his extended family in San Clemente. In 1974 Pablo was drafted into the United States Army and served two years as Chaparral Missile System Instructor/Primary Gunner. Pablo graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1981 where he earned a BA in Environmental Studies/Geology. His career included working at UCSB as Environmental Planner/Facilities Planner and California State University Channel Islands as their Campus Planner. Pablo's passion led him to work with the Center for Environmental Education in Washington, DC where he prepared legislation for the protection of the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle, which was adopted by the Territory of Puerto Rico. In 2012 Pablo returned to his love of making stained glass windows and began Morning Glass of Santa Barbara. His designs were inspired by life's images that he felt privileged to experience along the coastal environs of the United States, Caribbean and South Pacific. His use of driftwood was a unique element that he would combine with each subject to create a small image of marine life. Pablo always used the Hawaiian word Aloha not only as a greeting or to say goodbye but to express his philosophy. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect. Aloha is sending and receiving a positive energy. Aloha is living in harmony. When you live the Spirit of Aloha, you create positive feelings and thoughts, which are never gone. They exist in space, multiply and spread over to others. Aloha Pablo. Pablo is survived by his wife, Deedee, his son Jackson, his brother Sam, and many relatives and friends whose lives he had touched. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Canoes of the Marshall Islands. There is not much the people of the Marshall Islands can do to slow climate change and ensure that rising tides don't submerge their nation. They are fighting this with saving their culture. Preserving at least one critical aspect of what it means to be Marshallese will survive even if the country does not. www.canoesmarshallislands.com A celebration of Pablo's life will take place on October 13 from 6-8pm at Watermark on Main, 598 East Main St. Ventura.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 8, 2015
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