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Calvin James Osterhoudt

August 7, 1961 April 10, 2024
Calvin James  Osterhoudt
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Obituary for Calvin James Osterhoudt

Calvin J. Osterhoudt, 62, of Brandon, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family and BSA Scouting in the Tampa Bay area.

Calvin was born on August 7, 1961, in North Tarrytown, New York. He was the second child born; his older sister Jeanne, was just 13 months old when he arrived. He spent many hours at the Ossining Fire House with his Father and friends who became family.

Calvin enjoyed playing with the Drum Corp in parades at many locations in New York. He worked as a security guard, correction officer, and Paramedic. He was most proud of his work as a Volunteer Firefighter at the Senate H & L. He obtained a degree in information technology (IT) shortly after the birth of his son from Kaiser University.

Calvin also served his country by enlisting in the Air Force. He served as a Senior Airman and Crew Chief of a KC 135 which flew missions to refuel fighter planes. Calvin was described as a true American Patriot. He was proud of his Veteran status and supported charities that also supported American Service Veterans.

Calvin married Ramona in March of 2011 in Clearwater, Florida. Just a few months later, his son Gage was born. Together they built a life, navigating the challenges and celebrating the victories as a family. Calvin shared his love of airplanes with his family, often attending air shows in the Central Florida area. Together Calvin and Gage would work on projects, fixing household mishaps and maintaining the yard. Calvin earned the title of “Daddy fix-it”.

Calvin could not wait for the day that Gage could join Cub Scouts; he wanted to continue a tradition of the previous three generations. He bravely took the role of the Den Leader as a first time Scout parent and went on to become involved in many scout events. He joined the District Council and was a key part of event planning. His scout family knew he was dependable and methodical. Calvin was known for his ability to fix things, build campfires and five am coffee.

Calvin was preceded in death by his father, Calvin J. Osterhoudt; Aunt Carol Bufo (Fred) and Uncle George Losee.

Calvin leaves behind his wife, Ramona and son, Gage. He is also survived by his Aunt Jane Losee; his mother, Shirley Gilbert (Peter); sister, Jeanne Bullock (Carl); nephews, Duane Head, Nicholas Repanti and niece, Lisa Crocker (Raleigh). His father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Ruth Wilson and sister-in-law, Rhonda Wilson-Smith (Andy). His great nieces and nephews include: Hunter Rubano, Anthony Rubano, Gianna Rubano, Gunnar Head, Jensen Head, Ava Crocker, Tessa Crocker.

A memorial service will be held for Calvin on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:30 PM at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N Valrico Road, Valrico, FL 33594.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations can be made in Calvin’s name to the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Troop 109, Valrico, Florida, by going to

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6:30 PM 4/22/2024 6:30:00 PM
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

604 N Valrico Rd.
Valrico, FL 33594

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
604 N Valrico Rd. Valrico 33594 FL
United States

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