Cover photo for Frank J. Calo Jr.'s Obituary

Frank J. Calo Jr.

FRANK J. CALO JR age 79, beloved husband for 55 years of Carmel “Cookie” (nee Scicolone); loving father of Frank J. III (wife Ginger), Christine Herrick (husband James), Angela Kless (husband David), Vincent, ESQ (wife Stacey) and Gia Mooney (husband Thomas Jr); devoted grandfather of Frank J. IV and Carmen Calo, Ross (fiancé Lexi Lynch), Jack (wife Alexandria) and  Gianna LaMarca, David, Carla and Niko Kless, Isla, Giacomo and Vincent Jr. Calo, Thomas III and Rese Mooney, Michael (wife Chelsi), Kennedy and Lillian Herrick  and was soon to be a great-grandfather; cherished son of the late Frank J. Sr, MD and Christine (nee Finelli); dearest brother of Mary Rose Christian (husband Terry, dec), Joseph, Jack (wife Sara), Christopher, Bill March (wife Debbie) and the late Carol; brother in law of Carmen and Lydia  Scicolone and Nina and George Prusock; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many.

Frank was born on July 18, 1942 and passed away peacefully on June 3, 2022. He grew up in South Euclid and moved to Chesterland where he and his wife, Cookie, raised their five children. They were active in the community of St. Anselm Church. Frank graduated from Brush High School in 1960 and continued his education at The University of Dayton where he graduated with a degree in mathematics. After college, Frank started his own business, Calo Brothers Construction, and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union 435 and Local Laborers Union 310. Frank had a love for music, his garden, and travel. Italy and New York City were two of his favorite places. Frank had a love for cooking and exotic recipes. Sunday pasta dinners with his family were a weekly tradition. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered as a hardworking, kind, generous, and social man, with a great sense of humor. He loved to tell many “Frank stories” that we will cherish forever. Frank will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Frank to Doctors Without Borders USA 40 Rector St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 9, 2022 at St. Anselm Catholic Church 12969 Chillicothe at 11 AM. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Private burial following at a later date. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Frank at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) WEDNESDAY 3-8PM.


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