Lloyd W Cali

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A service of military honors for Lloyd W. Cali will be conducted by Arden Hanes Military Honor Guard at 4 pm on November 4, 2011 at the Spring Park Veterans Memorial in Hughes Springs. Friends are invited to join the family for the occasion. Mr. Cali died October 21 in a Pittsburg, Texas hospital. He was born February 8, 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island to Frank and Mary Nickolas Cali. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, and a retired executive of Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys), and a major contributor to the early days of computer technology. Mr. Cali was an avid reader, loved to sing and to travel, was a talented amateur photographer, artist and model railroader. Above all, he was a good friend, a devoted husband and father. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frances Kelley Cali, brother Joseph Paul Cali and sister Grace Cali. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Cali Hodges and Bruce Alan Hodges and Janice Mary Cali, all of Hughes Springs; sister-in-law, Dale Cali, and five nieces, all of New England; six grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Arden Hanes American Legion Post 351, P.O. BOX 367A, Hughes Springs, Texas.

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  1. I'm grateful to know that Uncle Lloyd died peacefully, surrounded by those who loved and cared for him most. Your description of Uncle Lloyd's last day sounds like the best possible way to pass from this life. I so wish that my Dad could have lived many more years than he did. Despite our loss of our father way too soon, it was comforting that Uncle Lloyd, with his voice so much like Paul's, continued to live a good life. It feels odd now that none of the siblings is still alive, but we're all connected as the next generation, and then the next again. I only wish that my Dad and Uncle Lloyd could have known that our daughter Emily is expecting her first baby at the end of January. That baby, at least according to Emily, will be encouraged to attend Brown as the fifth consecutive generation in our family. I think both my Dad and yours would have been happy to know that Grampy Cali's and their legacies have been so important to the next generations.

  2. My dear Ones,Since your visit, then an alert, and yesterday's announcememt of his death, your dad hasbeen a strong presence in my thoughts.Once, suddenly aware I was standing at the sink, my hands motionless in the water,re-viewing our years, I heard your father's laugh, which, year by year, became moreand more like his brother's. Watching them together, I often thought I'd like to have had a brother like Lloyd.You were caring, loving, and beloved children, and your father knew totally–I could tell by the proud, subtlesmile, when we spoke of our kids, in the near past and years ago.Love each other, take care of each other, and love all those who need love and caring. There are countless numbers of them.I love you. Auntie Dale

  3. Dear Janice, Carol and Bruce– We've been thinking of you all. I've been remembering the times we've shared (not nearly enough)and our visits to the house in the woods. Almost as soon as we arrived, Uncle Lloyd took us to his "train room". He talked about the trains and the villages and the pieces he (and Auntie Fran, I think)made. He spoke in detail about the little trees and the houses, how he designed it so the trains could run simultaneously and how he made the mountains with the hole in the back so he could crawl back there to work on the layout. He and our dad, both lovers of the trains, would have had such fun together had they lived closer. One morning Auntie Fran made fruit for breakfast and we had our first mango (she also taught me how to cut one). Another visit was here just before my Dad had his stroke. All three sibs were here and we had a nice gathering. Auntie Grace was here as well and the five of them were talking and laughing. It was a really good visit and I am grateful to have had these visits and memories. I hope you will find comfort in all your memories. His peaceful death, as you said, was his last gift to you. And your last gift to him was your devotion, love and caring making it easier for him to leave you. I know you knew how much he missed his Fran and sometimes that is stronger than anything else. The void will be monumental at times but hold the love they had for you all in your hearts. Much love to you, Hank and Lauri

  4. Carol, Janice and Bruce, I know that you will miss Lloyddearly, but I'm positive that he is watching over you now. I'll always remember the phone calls and how he and your Mother made me feel like they had always known me. That's such a rare and precious gift that they had to make you feel accepted and welcome from Hello.I wish you all peace. Leigh

  5. Lloyd and Fran became my friends when I built their house in Hughes Springs. Lloyd inspired excellence by his informed and respectful presence. With the timing and touch of a zen master, he improved the trajectory of my business, and my life. My family and I are deeply grateful.

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