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Official Obituary of

Clifford Arthur Calhoun

November 2, 1927 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Clifford Calhoun Obituary

Clifford Arthur Calhoun of East Main Street, Everett, PA passed away peacefully on October 6, 2023.  Cliff was born on November 2, 1927, in Mineral Ridge, Ohio in a log cabin to William Barton Calhoun and Ethyl Mary Richards.  The family moved to Clearville, PA where he was raised on the family farm.  At the age of 16, Cliff joined the Army Air Corps, the aerial warfare service component of the United States Army, during World War II supporting aircraft operations in the European theater. After a brief return to civilian life, Cliff re-enlisted, serving four years in Korea, predominantly in the 22nd Crash Rescue Boat Squadron, a U.S. Air Force combat search and rescue unit.
After the war, Cliff met a nurse educator, Rita Anderson, and was married to his beloved for sixty-five years until her passing in 2018.  Cliff and Rita resided for much of their married lives in Fairfax Virginia where Cliff built the family home.  Cliff was a talented machinist, mechanic, engineering technician, instrument maker, and model maker.  After owning a gas station for a brief period in Florida, he worked as a model maker at the David Taylor Naval Model Basin in Carderock, Maryland and then at US Geological Survey Headquarters in Reston, Virginia until his retirement in 1984.  After retirement, Cliff established Fairfax Precision Manufacturing, a machine shop. He remained active in precision manufacturing supporting Department of Defense needs well into his eighties.
Cliff was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He served in a variety of roles including deacon, church board member, church school board member.  Church life was an important element of his life.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Claude Calhoun, Clair Calhoun, Edward (Bart) Calhoun and his sisters Margaret Bucannon and Lavinia Tilley. He is survived by his sister Lucinda Calhoun, and his brother Cleive Calhoun.  Cliff is also survived by his children: Carolyn Joy Hedin of Monrovia, Maryland, her husband Dan and their son Clifford Clayton Hedin; and, Clifford Craig Calhoun of Sandpoint, Idaho, and his wife Lydia.
The burial service, for just immediate family, will be at Mt. Union Cemetery, Mench, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements by Donelson Funeral Home, LLC, Everett, PA.

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