June 6, 1925 - July 19, 2017
The Greatest Generation continues to dwindle with the passing of Calvin Richard DeCuir. Calvin passed away July 19th, 2017 at the age of 92. Calvin was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and raised in Lennox, California.
Calvin was a World War II veteran having served in the Pacific Theater of Operations with the United States Marine Corps. He was a veteran of the Battle of Saipan, Okinawa and of the post-war occupation of China.
Calvin attended UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC after returning from overseas ultimately receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from USC. He married Gloria and settled in Downey, California. They remained in Downey, raising their children there, until Calvin’s retirement from Downey Community Hospital. After retirement, Calvin and Gloria moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Calvin was predeceased by wife, Gloria Lee (Appleton), and son Charles DeCuir. He is survived by daughter, Tonita DeCuir of Lake Havasu City, daughter Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Tabb of Placentia California and son Joseph DeCuir of Downey California. Calvin also left behind three grandchildren, Tara Crawford of Lake Havasu City, Ayse Knowles of Oak Park California and Daniel deJulio of Phoenix Arizona and two great grandchildren, Porter Wayne Knowles and Kira Noelle Knowles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Calvin’s memory to the Hospice of Havasu Foundation.