Richard J. Calo, 77 years old, of Lady Lake FL passed away peacefully on May
26th, 2020, after a brief period of declining health. He was predeceased by his
wife of 48 years, Carol (Brown) Calo, and leaves behind his daughter and sonin-
law, Amy and Hayden Beckman, Jr. of Merrimack NH.
Richard (Dick, as most people knew him) was born and grew up in Woonsocket
RI. His family moved to Manchester, NH where he attended West Highschool
and later joined the Army Reserves. He worked for the phone company for a few
years before starting a career as a Manchester police officer, detective and
sergeant for 21 years. After retiring from the force in 1987, he served as a
Hillsborough County Sheriff for 10 years.
With the new century came a new chapter in Dick’s life. He moved to South
Carolina and enjoyed his retirement where he got a part time gig at a marina and
became well known in the community as “Dick on the dock”. He reveled in the
slower pace of the south, RV-ing, riding his Harley and spending time with his
wife and friends there, but nothing compared to the memories and bonds he
shared with his brothers in blue. He will be missed dearly.
A gathering to celebrate Richard’s life will be planned at a later date.
I have thought and spoke of him many times in the last 50 plus years with the respect he deserved.
He was one in a million.