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PAUL CALLE, 82, a longtime resident of Stamford, died on December 30, 2010. Calle was one of the first artists in the NASA Art Program, and his drawings, sketches and paintings of the space program are on exhibit in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery. He designed the First Man on the Moon postage stamp, one of over 50 postage stamps he designed during his career. Calle was also known for his depictions of the historic American West, particular the mountain men of the fur trade era. His work is part of the permanent collection at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and was exhibited at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife, Olga. He is survived by his children, Claudia Calle Beal and husband, Ron of Waco, Texas, Paul Peter Calle and his wife, Ellen of Danbury, and Christopher Calle and his wife,, Jacqueline, of Ridgefield. He also is survived by his six grandchildren, Nathaniel Beal, Elizabeth Calle, Katherine Calle, Paul Richard Calle, Ian Calle and Arianna Calle. Visitation will be on Sunday January 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Stamford, CT. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Stamford. Interment will be at Queen of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SmileTrain, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090 or www.SmileTrain.org.
Published in StamfordAdvocate from Dec. 31, 2010 to Jan. 1, 2011
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