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Patrick G. Calhoun

June 10, 1947January 17, 2020

Patrick G. Calhoun President/CEO State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) 1988-2006

Patrick G. Calhoun of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully at his home in East Orleans, MA following a brief, but aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. He was born June 10, 1947 in Miles City, MT, son of Warren Calhoun and Suzanne Roux. He attended the American University of Paris and graduated from the University of New Mexico.

His career was spent serving Credit Unions. In 1988, he was hand picked to rescue the then struggling State Employees Federal Credit Union. During his 15 years as the President/CEO, he increased SEFCU's assets to well over $1.3 billion. Patrick also served as Chairman of the New York State Credit Union League, was a board director of the Credit Union National League, and a founding member of the Filene Research Institute. In 1996, Pat successfully testified to the U.S. Senate-Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on behalf of the New York State Credit Union League.

His passion in life was fly fishing, leading him to become a master at tying flies. Pat fished everywhere he traveled, from small streams to oceans. Patrick was a member of the Fort Orange Club, and served on the board of the American Cancer Society in Albany.

He is survived by his wife Penny Clum Doring Calhoun, children Jacqueline Jones of Geneva, AL, Erica Ruth of Apex, NC, Stephen Calhoun of Albany, NY, stepsons Mark Matousek of Hilton Head Island, SC, Matthew Doring of Rowley, MA, and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research at lustgarten.org.


  • Memorial Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family


Patrick G. Calhoun

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John Prumo

February 11, 2020

Dear Penny, Maureen and I are very sad and sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Pat, was an amazing person helping and touching the hearts of many people. I always considered him a dear friend who help me during my leadership time and kind of set a new course for me when looking at things. His obituary picture was perfect, that great smile showed a happy and content individual that enjoyed life. I remember some of his fishing stories especially the one's with you telling him to get off the beach.

When the person you are close to is gone, hold on to their memories and know they will always be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. It would be wonderful to see you.

John and Maureen

Nicole Sharpe

January 31, 2020

Oh, Penny, how sad to see you've also lost your 3rd-time Charm. And in the very town where my first lived, too. I wish I'd known Patrick; we hatch-matchers are too few and far between these days. I send you hugs, Niki

Vicky Matteson-Burdick

January 24, 2020

I served on the NYCUA board with Patrick. He was a unique and amazing person and we have truly lost a great person. His ability to think outside the box, press us to be better, and his love for the credit union movement will be missed. The leadership of Pat both as a credit union leader and as the association chair led to many great things. Pat you will be missed.


Kathy Hall

January 23, 2020

Patrick was a kind and generous soul. I had the privilege to meet him early in my career. We shared a love of the credit union mission, family, and our pets. I recall him telling me how he would call his home when away and leave a message on the answering machine so his dog could hear his voice and wouldn't feel alone. His contributions to the credit union movement, and the impact that had on so many lives, are immense. My deepest gratitude to Patrick, and sympathies to his family and friends.


Ron Rock

January 23, 2020

The SEFCU family and community extends their sympathies to Patrick’s family and friends .

Patrick guided SEFCU through a rough period and set our credit union on path to greatness . It was Patrick’s skill as a manager that set in motion a complete revamping of SEFCU which has made us a top performing credit union in the nation. As we prospered , we returned millions of dollars to our community’s social and health providers . We will always remember his impact not only for our successes , but also his caring manner for the staff and members he served.

In Patrick’s honor we will be contributing $25,000 for Pancreatic cancer research .

On behalf of the SEFCU Board and staff we extend our deepest sympathies.

Chairman of the Board, Ron Rock.