Dr. Francis Anthony "Cal" Calabrese
Dr. Calabrese, age 76, passed away peacefully at home in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and service dog by his side.
Dr. Calabrese was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. His research contributions and publications span subjects relating to Southwest, Southeast, and Central and Northern Plain’s prehistory. Dr. Calabrese had a long and accomplished career with the National Park Service including his long-standing position as Chief of the Midwest Archeological Center. Dr. Calabrese also participated in Forensic Archeology with Physicians for Human Rights under the auspices of the United Nations War Crimes Commission.
Dr. Calabrese lived life passionately. He enjoyed lake, coastal and ocean sailing; he competitively sailed catamarans, and sailed the ARC Caribbean 1500 from Portsmouth, VA to Tortola, BVI. He spent four years sailing in the Bahamas and Caribbean with his wife. Throughout his life he traveled extensively in the U.S. and around the world. He appreciated well-designed cars, motorcycles and was an avid pilot, flying both for his work and for pleasure. He loved the outdoors and was an accomplished downhill skier. Many will also remember him as the ultimate DIY’er. He could, and did, do anything he put his mind to. Dr. Calabrese was a force of life, and known for his sense of adventure, generosity and kindness.
Dr. Calabrese is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence E. and Rose (Marciano) Calabrese, and his brother Lawrence E. Calabrese, Jr. In addition to his devoted wife of twelve years, Linda Stevenson, he is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and lovingly remembered by his dear friends.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE PARTY will begin at 3:00 pm with a toast to Dr. Calabrese at 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 13024 Calhoun Rd., Omaha, Nebraska 68152.
A light buffet and refreshments will be served. Dress is very casual. “Cal casual.”
Memorial Donations may be made to:
The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks
201 I St. # 805
Washington DC 20002