Daren Eugene Calvin, known as Gene to family and friends, died February 15, 2013. He was born near Wilkesville, Ohio, June 30, 1926, to Leonard C. and Georgia (White) Calvin. He graduated from Canal Winchester High School, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 until 1946. He attended Bucknell University, Purdue University and graduated as a chemical engineer from Ohio State University.
He married Margaret Crist May 2,1948, and she survives. They were parents of four children who also survive: James O. Calvin and his wife, Ellen Dailey of Mass., Jennifer Calvin of Illinois, Ritch Calvin and wife, Claudia Tracy, of New York, and David Calvin of Oklahoma. They are also survived by eight grandchildren: Sarah and Tim Calvin, Gordon and Andrew Green, Eric Calvin, Jasmine, Broc and Megan Calvin, Samuel and Damien Weinbaum; and 12 great-grandchildren. Gene is also survived by a sister, Barbara McKinniss and husband Stanley, of Athens, Ohio, sister-in-law, Martha White, of Oregon, brother-in-law, Donald Crist and wife Verna, of Pataskala.
Gene was retired as an engineer from North America Philips in Ottawa, Ohio. He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Ottawa, served as president of the Ottawa Glandorf School Board for eight years and was active in the Athletic boosters for the school.
He was an avid golfer, and OSU sports fan. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, 208 Main St., Vinton, Ohio 45686, with Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Center Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4 - 7 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to: www.mccoymoore.com.