In memory of
Ora Albert Calhoun
In memory of
Ora Albert Calhoun
79, of Bay Village, Ohio passed away November 14, 2020; loving father of Stephan (Pam), Heather (Jon) Ransom and Michelle (Mark) Pomfrey; grandfather of Mack and Mimi Calhoun, Ava and Maeve Ransom, Joshua, Sarah, and Molly Pomfrey; and uncle to many. He was born on January 12, 1941 to Charles and Winifred (nee Sweet) Calhoun in Aurora, OH. He lived in Aurora, OH and East Providence, RI where he graduated from East Providence High School. He graduated from Cleveland State University School of Business in 1963. Ora married Mary Lou Calhoun in 1963 and they moved to the Chicago, IL where he worked in Office Furniture Sales before being called to a different path. Ora graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA in 1972 and began his journey serving others and God. He was the Assistant Priest at St. Luke's in Lakewood, OH, then served at St. Matthew's in Ashland, OH as the Priest from 1973-1980. His next calling was the Youth Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and Director of Cedar Hills Conference Center in Painesville, OH. In 1991, Ora and Mary Lou decided to follow another ministry to Atchison, KS where he was the Director of the St. Francis Academy, a national, not-for-profit behavioral health care organization serving children, adolescents, and their families. Ora and Mary Lou moved back to Ohio in 2001 to be closer to family, where he continued to serve the Diocese in many ways. He lived a life serving others and helping young people connect with themselves and God. His positive influence and loving guidance helped thousands of people grow into loving, kind and giving individuals. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years. Mary Lou; parents Charles and Winifred Calhoun; brothers Allen Calhoun and Charles Calhoun; and sister Gertrude Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Animal Protective League 1729 Wiley Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-771-4616.https://clevelandapl.org/memorial-and-tribute-gifts/ A Memorial Service will be planned this coming summer at the Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. 216-937-6175 www.buschcares.com
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In memory of
Ora Albert Calhoun
79, of Bay Village, Ohio passed away November 14, 2020; loving father of Stephan (Pam), Heather (Jon) Ransom and Michelle (Mark) Pomfrey; grandfather of Mack and Mimi Calhoun, Ava and Maeve Ransom, Joshua, Sarah, and Molly Pomfrey; and uncle to many. He was born on January 12, 1941 to Charles and Winifred (nee Sweet) Calhoun in Aurora, OH. He lived in Aurora, OH and East Providence, RI where he graduated from East Providence High School. He graduated from Cleveland State University School of Business in 1963. Ora married Mary Lou Calhoun in 1963 and they moved to the Chicago, IL where he worked in Office Furniture Sales before being called to a different path. Ora graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA in 1972 and began his journey serving others and God. He was the Assistant Priest at St. Luke's in Lakewood, OH, then served at St. Matthew's in Ashland, OH as the Priest from 1973-1980. His next calling was the Youth Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and Director of Cedar Hills Conference Center in Painesville, OH. In 1991, Ora and Mary Lou decided to follow another ministry to Atchison, KS where he was the Director of the St. Francis Academy, a national, not-for-profit behavioral health care organization serving children, adolescents, and their families. Ora and Mary Lou moved back to Ohio in 2001 to be closer to family, where he continued to serve the Diocese in many ways. He lived a life serving others and helping young people connect with themselves and God. His positive influence and loving guidance helped thousands of people grow into loving, kind and giving individuals. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years. Mary Lou; parents Charles and Winifred Calhoun; brothers Allen Calhoun and Charles Calhoun; and sister Gertrude Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Animal Protective League 1729 Wiley Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. 216-771-4616.https://clevelandapl.org/memorial-and-tribute-gifts/ A Memorial Service will be planned this coming summer at the Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. 216-937-6175 www.buschcares.com
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Avon, OH 44011
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