September 17, 1949-October 13, 2021
Mr. Roberto Calderon, 72, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Roberto was born in Torreon, Coahuila to parents Florencio and Maria Calderon. He moved to America in the 1970s. Roberto and his wife came to this country half a century ago to provide their ten children with the chance to free education and an unimaginable future. He promoted assiduousness, humility, and integrity because he understood that these values are more vital than social status. Roberto created delicious baked goods for over 30 years as a talented baker. His creations touched the taste buds of countless Laredoans throughout the decades.
Some people have this aura about them, an ability to command attention— Roberto’s authoritative voice and tone were influential. Even though he only had an elementary education, his linguistic influence was equal to some great rhetoricians. He impacted countless men and women through his compelling and empathetic rhetoric, saving numerous lives and souls.
Roberto Calderon fought bravely against cancer for over three years, but he was ready to meet the Creator and reunite with his parents and brothers in heaven. His wife and children are proud of Roberto because he was the epitome of resilience and courage. To them, Roberto will always be remembered as a fighter, El Rey, El Gallo but always Papí.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Florencio and Maria Calderon and his brothers, Ricardo Calderon, Isidro Calderon, Juan Calderon, Ambrosio Calderon, and Leno Calderon.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Leonor Calderon, his sister Maria Munoz-Calderon, and his children, Payton Cerrato, Norma Thomasian, John Calderon, Roberto Calderon, Alfonso Calderon, Leonor Calderon, Ricardo Calderon, Monzerrat Cardenas, Martha Calderon, and David Calderon. His sons-in-law, Charles Thomasian and Michael Cardenas. His daughters-in-law, Monica Calderon, Brenda Calderon, Erika Calderon, and Rachel Calderon. His grandchildren, Anthony Gallegos, Kazarha Gallegos, April Gallegos, Heather Thomasian, Charles Thomasian Jr., Sebastian Calderon, Maximus Calderon, Kiersten Calderon, Jacqueline Calderon, D’Carlo Calderon, Levi Calderon, Kennedy Calderon, Alfonso Calderon Jr., Payten Calderon, Owen Calderon, Wes Calderon, Marcella Cardenas, Andrea Caballero, and Matthew Caballero. His great grandchildren, Logan Gallegos, Jade Medina, A’Rihanna Armstrong, Andrew Miller, Kareem Martinez, Wyatt Martinez, and Arvin Martinez.
The family will be receiving condolences on Sunday, October 17, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.
The family requires all visitors to wear a face mask to honor and protect everyone.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Altus Care Hospice and nurse, George Santos.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.