Calvin Edward Colwell
March 8, 1932- August 18, 2021
Calvin Edward Colwell, age 89, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. He was born to Claude and Edith (Self) Colwell on March 8, 1932 in Union County, GA. He married Juanita Bucco on September 29, 1956 in Hyattsville, MD and they were married for over 64 years. Calvin served as a Fireman in the United States Navy, and was honorable discharged November 26, 1952, being awarded the Korean Service and the Navy Occupation Service Medals. After his discharge from the Navy he worked at Pepco until 1994, retiring as a Test Shop Supervisor. Calvin could always be seen at local Fire Department events, and served at Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department as a Past Chief and with the Maryland State Police Barracks as a Volunteer Fingerprint Technician. He also volunteered with the Girl Scouts and the Chillum-Adelphi Majorette and Drum Corp.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Juanita Colwell; daughters Denice Melito and husband Richard, and Paula Robison and husband Paul, grandchildren Jacob, Kim, Regina, and Gabriel and Sister Gladys Mary Barnes, Brother Jay Brown, and many extended family and friends.
Calvin never met anyone he did not consider a friend or family member, and greeted everyone with a smile. His capacity to love, his kindness and compassion are remembered by many. His legacy can be found in the numerous lives and places he impacted.
Calvin’s family will greet friends on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. at The Hall at Huntingtown, Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department, 4030 Old Town Rd, Huntingtown, MD 20639, where Services will follow at 2:30 P.M. A reception for family and friends will be held at The Hall at Huntingtown following the Services. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Calvin’s memory may be made in Calvin’s name to Dementia Society of America or Chillum-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”
The service for Calvin will be livestreamed on Zoom and can be accessed by using the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81082604485?pwd=d042blozb3M4Y01RTVNrdEIyMGc5Zz09.
Saturday, August 28, 2021