Bruce A Calderone
May 10, 1953 – August 13, 2019
Bruce Anthony Calderone, age 66, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Tuesday August 13, 2019 at his home in Mobile, AL. He was born May 10, 1953 in Chicago Heights, IL. to Sam Calderone and Mary Pisterzi Calderone who preceded him in death.
Bruce moved to Mobile at the age of 18 on a baseball scholarship to the University of South Alabama where he played for the legendary Eddie Stanky. His friends and teammates will remember him as a smooth fielding first baseman. He earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation Bruce began working in car sales, moving up to sales manager for most of his career.
Bruce was an active alumnus, supporter and fan of Jaguar Sports. He will be remembered as a wise cracking jokester, outstanding first baseman, loving "Daddy" and proud "Grampa".
Bruce is survived by his sister Jolene Calderone Popp, daughter Lauren (Waylon) Moody, sons; Sam (Sommer) Calderone and John (Brandi) Calderone, loving grandchildren John Moody, Emmy Moody, Sawyer Calderone, Slayton Calderone, Stella Calderone and Carter Calderone. He also leaves behind his dear companion Lydia Bush.
A visitation for Bruce will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Radney Funeral Home-Mobile, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, 785 Carson Rd, Leroy, Alabama 36548.
- Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
Bruce A Calderone
August 17, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the survivors of Bruce. He was a great friend, classmate and fellow athlete for the MCHS Spartans. Eternal rest, Bruce
Mary Jo Landolina-Flickinger
August 16, 2019
I remember every time we were at your house, he was nice to us. I didn’t have a big brother, so being around one was interesting. My deepest sympathy to your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
August 16, 2019
As it happens to so many after high school, we all went our own ways.Haven’t seen Bruce since graduating so many years ago. Played baseball with him from little league to teen league. Always in awe of his natural talent. Furthest & most home rums I’ve ever seen.Best fielding first baseman ... made everything look so smooth and easy.Also when he pitched I sometimes played first and his pickoff to first base was phenomenal. Back then life was similar to the movie “Sandlot”. Once when walking home together from a little league game he said let’s go into the pancake house in Wallace Town Shopping center. We sat at the counter.,The waitress asked us what we’d like. I said “ A water please” hahaha ( I had no money with me) Bruce said “Water? “ then he told the waitress “ ma’am I have enough change for a cherry coke, I’ll share it with him!” ....And he did! All these years later I often think of Bruce whenever I see a rocket like home run, an incredible defensive play at first base, and still don’t think I’ve ever seen a better lefty pick off as good as his.... and of course every time I see Cherry Coke. Such a talented, kind, and giving boy & teen. I wish we stayed in touch as adults!
August 14, 2019
Great competitor on the baseball field for the Jags. May Coach Stanky and Coach Galle give you a warm welcome into the saints of light