Roberto was an honest, kind, and hard-working man. He was born in Michoacán, Mexico to Abdon Calderon and Sosima Alvarado in the spring of 1957, and grew up with older sister Josefina and younger brother Carlos. As a young adult, Roberto immigrated to the United States to help his parents and siblings. He made the town of Orange his home for 41 years, and watched it bloom into the beautiful city it has become.
He was always surprising people with his knowledge of many subjects; politics, animals, music, the arts, history, and much more. His conversations were always so rich and interesting, he could go on for hours talking about the same subject. Roberto loved spending his free time listening to old records and cassette tapes, gardening, woodworking, or even just sitting in the backyard with a drink in his hand watching the birds come and go.
He mentioned that in his youth he had desired a family, a wife and children to spend his life with. His dream was fulfilled when he married Celina Ortiz and they had twins, Josue and Marisol. Roberto was able to be with his family in his final days, surrounded by love and support. He was so brave. So strong.
He will live on in the music that will continue to play from his stereo and the garden the blooms every spring.
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