Joseph Calderone

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Joseph Calderone

December 26, 1934 - July 21, 2018

Joseph Calderone was born at home in Monessen, Pennsylvania on December 26th, 1934. He entered into rest at his home in Mesa, July 21st, 2018. He was preceded in death by his eldest infant son, Steven Joseph Calderone and his grandson Dominic Joseph Calderone. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Grace Dianne (née deVos); five children, Stephanie Pacheco (Porfirio), Joel Anthony (Carolyn), Dianne Marie, Dominic (Kimberly), Marguerite; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and proudly served his country for 20 years. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1974, Joseph attended Arizona State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 1980. He worked at Work Force Development for 25 years, retiring in 1999 as the director of the Eastern Training Center for Maricopa County, Arizona. A Mass to celebrate Joseph's life will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 North Recker Road, Mesa, Arizona, 85205 at 10:00 AM on July 31st, 2018. Interment will be held immediately after Mass at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona located at 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024.
Published on July 24, 2018
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Candis and Duane Hoffmeyer
Aug 01, 2018
We are a part of Joe's "Breakfast Club" at McDonald's and have known Joe for more than 15 years. He was such a lovable man and will be missed by all of us! We loved his lively stories about early life, military experiences and of course, his political views. Much love and comfort to his family.