PATRICK JOHN CALDERON, of Manhattan Beach passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2003 in Manhattan Beach, CA. He was born in Los Angeles April 23, 1925 and lived in Santa Barbara until he returned home from the Army at age 20 after receiving a Purple Heart during combat in Italy during WWII. He resided in Manhattan Beach for over 58 years. Patrick had worked at Hughes Aircraft for over 30 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly Calderon of Manhattan Beach; sons Dale Calderon, Steve Calderon and Mike Calderon; daughters Kathy Calderon and Penny Calderon; grandchildren Paige Baker-Martinez; Patrick Calderon, Dawn Calderon, Brandon Thompson and Amanda Sutter; Shelby Calderon, Cole Calderon, Sean Calderon and Catherine Lim; Aaron Bates, Kristi Bates and Autumn Bates; and Derrick Calderon; along with brothers Michael ''Buddy'' Calderon and Charles Calderon; sister Barbara Calderon-Cota. Also left to mourn his passing are his niece Kelly Gay-Bates and nephew George Collins. Celebration of Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 10:00 AM at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Private cremation and inurnment. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation, 4101 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance, CA 90503 C/O Oncology Nursing Scholarship Fund in memory of Patrick Calderon

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  1. To the Calderon Family – you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron has fond memories of working with Pat,as Pat was always a gentleman and a wonderful guy to work with. Our association together will always be remembered. We remember seeing Pat and Beverly at their favorite Mexican restaurant on Carson Street about two years ago. We will always remember Pat\’s kindness, the twinkle in his eyes and his smiling face. Ron and Jana Woodford

  2. I read with great sadness that we have lost a wonderful member of our community. I have lived in Manhattan Beach for 50 years and knew your family many years ago through school, friends and various local activities. I have fond memories of visiting your home and spending time with your family. I am deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. I learned today of your loss of Patrick, a wonderful man and fine patient and friend for some 30 years. Pat was always a welcomed sight as I knew our visit would be interesting and pleasant. His contributions to his work, family and Manhattan Beach will be longed remembered. My personal condolences to you Beverly on the loss of your best friend.

  4. TO BEV AND THE ENTIRE CALDERON FAMILY: Our deepest sympathy with love an prayers to all of you at this time of loss Pat will always be remembered as the wonderful person that he was and his legacy will never pass. God Bless you all. Dennis Noor and Family GOD’S GARDEN God looked around his garden and found an empty space. Then he looked down upon the Earth and saw your special face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone. For party of us went with you, the day God took you home.

  5. Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God\’s love & comfort be more real to you all than ever before. Warmly, Amie Noor Beisel

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