Richard Salvatore Calone was born in Napa, CA June 22, 1946 to Salvatore and Elaine Calone. He passed away peacefully on May 21, 2021 in Stockton, CA.
Dave Zell wrote: “On May 21, Richard Calone died after a lengthy illness. He was my roommate for 4 years and a fellow ROTC cadet. After graduation he attended Santa Clara Law School and became the premier tax attorney in the Stockton, California area. The funeral Mass is to be on June 22 at the Cathedral in Stockton. He was a good friend and although we were separated by a thousand miles or so, I miss him.”
Richard’s youth was spent in Pittsburg, CA and upon graduating High School, he went on to attend the University of Norte Dame where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Rich continued his education and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He was also a Certified Specialist in Taxation in the state of California and worked as an attorney for the IRS before launching his own law firm, Richard S. Calone, Inc. in 1989.
During his continued education, Rich was involved in ROTC and served in the Army Reserves as a Tank Captain. He was an avid bird hunter, enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, loved the San Francisco Giants, good food and absolutely CHERISHED the time he spent with his family and friends. He loved life and all its challenges, and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
Rich is survived by his loving wife Sharon, daughters, Heather Coldani (Troy), Charise DeCoito (Daniel), son Salvatore Calone, step sons, Blake and Eric Alley, brother Robert Calone, sister MaryAnn Ingram and his dogs Buddy and Molly and his cat Elvis.
Those who knew Rich are invited to a Mass at the Annunciation Cathedral in Stockton on Tuesday, June 22nd at 11 am followed by a Celebration of Life at the Stockton Golf and Country Club from noon to 3 pm.
Donations in honor of Rich Calone should be made to Hospice of San Joaquin www.hospicesj.org
A co-worker left this description of Rich: “Rich gave me opportunities that fueled my practice. I will always remember the first time that I met him, with Mike Schmidt, in Turlock and he gave me a chance. When the Irish meet the Trojans, I will think of him. FIGHT ON my friend – FIGHT ON!”