Ralph Calvano, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Florida.
Ralph was born February 27, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Throop, Pennsylvania. His military career carried him to all corners of the world. He met and married his beautiful wife, Anna Maria (Maddox) Calvano in Hollywood, Maryland. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage together. Ralph and his wife moved to Florida 22 years ago from Maryland. Ralph served 4 years in the U.S. Navy followed by 16 years in the U.S. Air Force with tours in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He then served as a Program Manager with NAVAIR for 17 years on several major naval aviation weapons programs. He was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed camping, boating, hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
In addition to this wife, Anna Maria “Nancy” Calvano of Port Charlotte; Ralph is survived by three sons, Stephen (wife-Laura) Calvano of Natural Bridge, Va, David Calvano of Port Charlotte and Daryl (wife-Carol) of Mechanicsville, MD; a daughter, Karen (husband-Mendel) Thompson of Port Charlotte; 9 grandchildren, John Calvano, Elise Macintosh, Derek Calvano, Justin Calvano, Haley Calvano, Daivd Calvano, Victoria Calvano, Cody Varney and Clint Thompson; 7 great grandchildren, Zoey, Henry, Emory, Oliver, Ariana, Cecily and Melanie. He is also survived by his “little doggie” Harley.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, followed by Funeral Services at 2:00 PM at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Military honors will be by a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.