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Calvin J. "Jay" Osterhoudt
April 10, 2024


Calvin J. Osterhoudt, 62, of Brandon, Florida passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024. He will be remembered for his dedication to family and BSA Scouting in the Tampa Bay area.
Calvin was born on August 7, 1961 in North Tarrytown, New York. He was the second child born; his older sister Jeanne was just 13 months old when he arrived. He spent many hours at the Ossining Fire House with his Father and friends who became family. Calvin "Jay" was a veteran serving in the US Air Force.
Calvin enjoyed playing with the Drum Corp in parades at many locations in New York. He worked as a security guard, correction officer, and Paramedic. He was most proud of his work as a Volunteer Firefighter at the Senate H & L. He obtained a degree in information technology (IT) shortly after the birth of his son from Kaiser University.
Calvin married Ramona in March of 2011 in Clearwater, Florida. Just a few months later, his son Gage was born. Together they built a life, navigating the challenges and celebrating the victories as a family. Calvin shared his love of airplanes with his family, often attending air shows in the Central Florida area. Together Calvin and Gage would work on projects, fixing household mishaps and maintaining the yard. Calvin earned the title of “Daddy fix-it”.
Calvin could not wait for the day that Gage could join Cub Scouts; he wanted to continue a tradition of the previous three generations. He bravely took the role of the Den Leader as a first time Scout parent and went on to become involved in many scout events. He joined the District Council and was a key part of event planning. His scout family knew he was dependable and methodical. Calvin was known for his ability to fix things, build campfires and five am coffee.
Calvin leaves behind his wife, Ramona and son, Gage. He is survived by his aunt Jane Losee, his mother, Shirley Gilbert (Peter), sister Jeanne Bullock (Carl), nephews Duane Head, Nicholas Repanti and niece Lisa Crocker (Raleigh). His father and mother-in-law Ronald and Ruth Wilson, sister-in-law Rhonda Wilson-Smith (Andy). His great nieces and nephews include: Hunter Rubano, Anthony Rubano, Gianna Rubano, Gunnar Head, Jensen Head, Ava Crocker, Tessa Crocker. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin J. Osterhoudt and Aunt Carol Bufo (Fred) and Uncle George Losee.
A service will be held for Calvin on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N Valrico Road, Valrico, FL 33594.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Calvin’s name to the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Troop 109, Valrico, Florida by going to

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