John L. Caldwell of Middletown, NY, went home to be with Our Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 90.
John "Jack" was born on March 16, 1927 to the late Atwood A. Caldwell & Maude Dennison Caldwell in Hillburn, NY where he attended Brook School and graduated from the 8th grade. He attended Suffern H.S. where he was very active in sports.
He loved football, basketball, baseball and softball. He also loved playing the saxophone, fishing and of course music. He had a beautiful singing voice.
He left Suffern High School in 1944 to join the U.S. Navy, where he was a Baker 3rd class. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
On January 26, 1951 he married his friend Eileen De Groat. Together they had 3 wonderful sons.
He joined Labor Local # 754 in Nyack, NY and worked there until 1984 when he left his wife and moved to North Carolina. They had 34 good years together.
Left to celebrate his life are his sons, John Jr. of Warwick, NY, William "Bill" of Middletown and Steven S. of Warwick, NY; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Cireena, William Jr. and Ryan; also 7 great grandchildren, Brianna, Taylor, Trevor, Makayla, Kadence, Kierrah and Leilani. Also celebrating his life is his 1st wife and best friend, Eileen Caldwell of Warwick, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins; 4 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and his friend of many years, Evelyn DeFreese.
He was predeceased by 1 brother, and 4 sisters, where he is now joining them.
God Bless You Jack!
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940.
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