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On the morning of September 16, 2022, Eduardo Calderon passed away at the age of 48. Eduardo Calderon was born to Agapito and Margarita Calderon December 3, 1973. Youngest of five including Mary Calderon, Angelica Rios, Reyna Diaz, and Agapito Calderon. Husband to Maria Juanita Calderon. Father to Margarita Calderon, Eduardo Jr. Calderon and Alejandra Calderon. Grandpa to Lilah Samara Calderon.
Eduardo Calderon joined the U.S Army from 1992-2002 and served as a Sergeant his last year. Married Maria Juanita in 1992 and raised their first daughter in 1995 in Anchorage Alaska as he was still serving. Moved to Arizona and raised their first son in 1999. Moved to McAllen Texas for good and raised their last daughter in 2006. Eduardo Calderon graduated from The University of Texas Pan-American and earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, with Certifications in Physical Education (EC-12), Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (4-8) and Social Studies (8-12). Eduardo Calderon became a 5th grade teacher at Shimotsu Elementary in Sharyland, as well as the P.E coach in 2005. Eduardo then went on and became the Coach for the J.V boys soccer team at Sharyland High School and was also a part of the state winning varsity soccer team in 2012. In 2013 Eduardo became the Head Coach for the McAllen Memorial boys varsity soccer team, and was a part of the playoff team in 2018. Eduardo was also a passionate World Geography freshmen teacher. Eduardo Calderon was an amazing educator and coach for 17 beautiful years.
Eduardo Calderon was well known for his beautiful voice in always being the first one to volunteer to do karaoke. Eduardo always had a passion for singing and was always encouraging others to sing no matter how you sounded, he loved pushing others out of their comfort zone. You can say he had an eye for talent and wanted to help others thrive in the potential he could see. Coach Calderon gave his family, and the community everything he was not able to do or have growing up. Eduardo Calderon wanted to be the change. Calderon believed in hard work and discipline and that is exactly what he stood for everywhere he went, especially to his students and players. Eduardo was very dedicated and committed to anything he put his mind to, whether it was technology tasks, finding new recipes on how to make breakfast plates, in which was his favorite meal of the day, new soccer drills to teach his players, and drink recipes to try out. That was Eduardo for you, he was never afraid to try new techniques, new things, because he believed in going at it with everything you got. He believed that if you kept practicing at something and put your heart into it, that nothing was ever going to stop you from achieving anything you wanted. Calderon was a huge goofball, filled with enlightening stories about the past or current times, and gave the most honest advice you needed to hear. He wasn’t afraid to hurt anyone’s feelings, because that was his way of showing how much he cared about others and how much he wanted others to strive to be the best version of themselves. Calderon was most definitely a tough love, but also had a very soft side that felt like home. Eduardo Calderon will surely be missed by so many, and we can never forget all the great memories we had with this man, we can never forget the advice he has given us, we can never forget the way he made us feel and all the endless possibilities he knew we had.
Rest in paradise Coach, Teacher, Friend, Cousin, Nephew, Brother, Son, Husband, grandpa and to the greatest Dad out there. We love you forever.
Visitations will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, September 19, 2022 at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. Interment will follow at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at La Piedad Cemetery. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.