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Calvin K. Poole

March 26, 1928 - October 3, 2016

Calvin Poole

Calvin K. Poole lived a full life on his own terms before passing at his home, as he wished, on October 3, 2016, with his son John and daughter-in- law Robin at his side.

He was born March 26,1928 in the town of Osborn (now Fairborn), Ohio on March 26, 1928. Calvin served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948, obtaining his first pilot’s license in 1947. In Fairborn, he served as a constable and pro tem judge.Calvin retired after 35+ years from civil service in 1997 as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Air Force. First stationed at Wright-Patterson Air force Base in Ohio, where he obtained his first pilot’s license in 1947. While stationed in Morocco, he was once invited to a dinner hosted by the king of Morocco out of gratitude after Calvin solved a
problem with an international trade-fair exhibit. He was stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany from 1960 until 1962, when he transferred to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. He enjoyed many years traveling the world on TDY trips, repairing airport lighting and other electrical systems.

In 1970, Calvin moved to a house on the Back River where he loved fishing and boating on the water. He was married on December 28, 1972 to Ellen Maria Poole whom preceded him in death on October 3, 2012. Calvin believed in pursuing a good education and encouraging his children and grandchildren toward their goals. Calvin pursued many business ventures, including running a gas station, commercial fishing, real estate, and even running for city council. He was a staunch advocate for animals and was instrumental in changing local laws involving feral cats.

Calvin is survived by four children: William Poole (Betsy), John C. Poole and wife Robin, Beth Taylor and husband Scott, and Becky Ouellette, as well as seven grandchildren– -Laurel,Lillian, Heather, Amanda, Molly, Chris, and Nicole; and six great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Our Family would like to express enormous gratitude, with much thanks, to friends who were so instrumental in supporting us through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local animal shelter.

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