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John E. Caloren

John E. Caloren, 81, of Ogdensburg, died, February 28, 2013, at his home. Calling hours will be, Sunday, March 3, 1 -3 PM; the funeral service will be at 3 PM, Pastor Rusty Bissell officiating. John is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons, Paul Caloren and companion Roxanne LaForty, Potsdam, Thomas Caloren, Ogdensburg, daughters, Tampa and husband Derek Stewart, Johnson City, Judy and husband Harry Flagg, Ogdensburg, a sister, Linda and husband Thomas Caloren Shannon, Morristown, grandchildren, Misty and husband Shawn Lovely, Terry Flagg, Patrick Flagg, Chanel Stewart, Chase Stewart, Chad Stewart, Charity Stewart, Tasha Caloren, Austin Caloren, great grandchildren, Ariel Mooney, Jasmine Mooney, Brooke Staie, Aaron Stair, Rachael Oliver, Zachary Meeker, Julian Meeker, McKenzie Harrington, Caia Stewart, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Dingman and a brother, Robert Caloren. John was born on December 17, 1931 in Ogdensburg, the son of John and Emma Shields Caloren. He married Nancy F. Jandreau on June 28, 1958 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, Father Degan officiating. He was a laborer for the City of Ogdensburg for 23+ years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of CSEA. He loved his grandchildren, reading books , especially the bible, watching westerns and the 700 Club, Oscar's Fish Fry, coffee, and his cigarettes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley and the American Diabetes Association.

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I had the honor of working with John at the city in the summers while attending college and we became good buddies. He was kind and gentle and always striving for “piece of mind”, which I’m sure he now has in God’s heavenly kingdom. Rest in peace Johnny, until we meet again.

Jerry McGrath Mar 7 2013 12:00 AM

Tommy and your entire family. My deepest condolances on your loss.

Rebecca Corbine Mar 6 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mr. Caloran’s passing. I remember him from when I was a child and he was always a very nice man. My prayers to his family.
Tina Fritz Green

Tina Fritz Green Mar 6 2013 12:00 AM

Pops I miss and love you, not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think of you and crying inside. It has only been five days since you left us.. I love you forever and always until we meet again…

Misty Mar 5 2013 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear of Johnny’s passing. I missed seeing him at Oscar’s with his grandchildren getting a lottery ticket. He always asked about my Dad. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Jack McGrath

Jack McGrath Mar 4 2013 12:00 AM

John was a very nice man; sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family

John Powers Mar 2 2013 12:00 AM

Nancy and kids,we are sorry for your loss, John was a great person i have great memories of him when i was a kid growing up.we will keep you in our prayers. God bless you all,
Rodney and Tracey Heaton

rodney heaton Mar 1 2013 12:00 AM

To the family,

I haven’t seen any of you in a long time, but want to send my sympathy. I wish you the best and I do know that death is not an easy thing to cope with. The bible gives us a hope, but we still miss the ones that we love when they are gone.

Take care…

MaryAnn (Cutrie) Gemmill Mar 1 2013 12:00 AM