Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cal Reneau Passes

Cal Reneau
RENEAU, Capt. Calix Lee, retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, passed away peacefully at his home June 20, 2011.

"Cal" was born November 25, 1936, in Duluth, Minn., son of Rose Blahowski Reneau and Calix Elzier Reneau. Cal graduated from Central High School, Charlotte, N.C., and then received his degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University Raleigh. He was a veteran, having honorably served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps during which time he served two tours in Vietnam. Cal was active in Boy Scouting. He was one of the youngest scouts (at the time) to be made an Eagle Scout in

Duluth. While serving as Post Commander at American Legion Post 147, Tampa, the post started sponsoring a Scout troop of which he was very proud. Cal worked for Coty Cosmetics in Sanford, N.C., for 20 years where he held various managerial positions. While living in Fredericksburg, Va., Cal served as junior warden at St. George's Episcopal Church, where he and his wife, Tomi, were members for the 10 years they lived there.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Tomi; his daughter, Lisa Lynn Reneau of Fredericksburg, Va.; hisson, Calix Lewis Reneau of Los Angeles, Calif.; his grandchildren, Brenna Pare of Virginia, Calix Josiah Reneau of California, Alexandra "Sasha" Reneau of California and Jennifer Almendarez of Texas; and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations canbe made to American Legion Post 147 in Tampa or Lifepath Hospice in Tampa. A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Visit for more information.

(Thanks to my Piedmont friend Richard Ratcliffe for spotting this in the Tampa Tribune -Ed)