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|Walter Calhoun Jr., Vice President / Funeral Director Emeritus|
Home Phone: 201.939.1050
In 1949-1955 he began his career in the funeral business for O'Brien Funeral Home in Bayonne,first as a trainee and later a licensed funeral director. In 1955 when he moved to Rutherford and was employed with John T. Collins, Inc. as a Funeral Director. In 1962 he became Vice President of the firm and in 1968 Walter purchased John T. Collins, Inc. as Pres.,owner-manager of The Collins Calhoun Funeral Home. From 1985 to 2009 he was joined by his son Walter R. Calhoun, III, who was given the position of Vice President . In 2009 when his son Walter R. Calhoun III retired he was succeeded by Angelo G. Mania who has been affiliated with the firm since 1995 and is currently President.,owner,Manager of the Collins Calhoun Funeral Home.
Walter Jr. and his wife Mary have enjoyed their life in Lavallette NJ for many years but they have begun a new chapter in Teaneck, NJ closer to their family and friends. They are still snowbirds in Florida.
Walter Jr. was born in Bayonne, New Jersey before moving to Rutherford in June 1955.
He graduated from Horace Mann School in Bayonne, Bayonne Senior High School, and The American Academy / Mc Allister School in New York City. He married his wife Mary ( O'Donnell) of Bayonne in 1954. Together they raised 5 children in Rutherford; their son, Walter R. Calhoun III and 4 daughters, Cathleen Lovett of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Carol L. Calhoun Dooley of Rutherford, Amy Calhoun Murphy of Greenville, SC and Beth Calvo of Rutherford. He and Mary are also the proud grandparents of Ryan Rupan, Laurenand Megan Lovett, Sean Dooley, Ryan and Brendan Quinones, Daniel Hooton, Erin J. Murphy, Andrew J. Calvo and their greatgrandson Camden Rupani.
From 1948-1949 Walter was an Estimator for Kraft Corrugated Container Co. in Bayonne.
First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford served as Deacon
and Elder '
Boiling Spring Lodge•152 F&AM Lebanon Chapter #42 R.A.M
Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department Co. #2 since 1956 have Retired Captain and Lieutenant Rutherford Exempt Fireman Assoc.
Rutherford Board of Health from 1974 - 1988
Vice Pres for several yrs. President since 1982 Rutherford Community Blood Bank since 1968 Vice-Chairman since 1971
Rutherford Chamber of Commerce - Citizen of the year 1984 Rutherford Rotary Club since 1958
President of the Rutherford Rotary Club 70-71 Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary) 1985
Fortnightly Club of Rutherford Treas.
National Selected Morticians
Bergen County Funeral Director's Association
New Jersey State Funeral Director's Association