Reuben Frank Calderwood

October 17, 1908 – March 26, 1990
Department Commander 1980


Reuben Calderwood longtime electrician

Reuben “Frank” Calderwood, 81, of 5 Merrill St., died Monday at a local hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Portland, a son of James L. and Mary Towle Calderwood, and attended schools in Portland and South Portland.

Mr. Calderwood was a Navy veteran of World War II, when he served in the Pacific, and was also a veteran of the Korean War.

He was an electrician and worked for the C.M. &  H.T. Plummer Co., and the Stanley Leen Co., both of Portland.  He worked for Stultz Electric Co. in Westbrook and Portland Copper Works in South Portland and also for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery.

Mr. Calderwood was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, the Triangle Lodge of Masons and the Red Men.  He was a past department commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a past commander of Shepley Camp Sons of Union Veterans of Portland, and a past master of the Pleasantdale Grange, South Portland.

He was a foster parent for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Alice Henry Calderwood of Portland; a son, Bruce F. of South Portland; four daughters, Mrs. H.F. “Rick” (Jean) Meyer of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Martin of South Portland, Mrs. Robert (Judith) Gayton of Freeport ad Mrs.  William (Carol) Hodgkins of Portland; four sisters, Mildred Santamaa and Mrs. William (Julia) Samela of Tampa, Fla., Olive Sangillo of South Portland, Mrs. Raymond (Josephine) Snell of Portland; three foster sons, David Lewis, U.S. Army, stationed in Georgia, Robert Baker of Bangor, and Darrell Mank of Camden; four foster daughters, Shari-Ann Lewis, U.S. Navy, stationed in Key West, Fla., Maria Derand of Columbus, Ga., Christine Cheney of Portland, and Dawn Ramsdell of Burnham; and 14 grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chapel A of the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St.  Burial will be in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.

Burial at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine

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