Emile Victor Caloz
Emile Victor Caloz, 92, passed away from congestive heart failure Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at his home in Medford. Emile was born August 8, 1922 in New York, N.Y. to Jules Epiney and Mary Dunn. Because his mother died in childbirth, he was raised by his grandparents, Emile V. "Pop" Caloz and his wife, Cecile. He joined the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and Korea, retiring at the rank of Sergeant First Class, having been awarded a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Silver Star given him by Eleanor Roosevelt for his role in the North Africa campaign in 1942.
Retiring from the Army after over 20 years of service, Emile lived in San Francisco and joined the Civil Service, working for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He relocated his family to Medford in the summer of 1970, where he worked for the Medford School District and remained until his death.
Emile was an active member of Applegate Christian Fellowship and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also an avid reader of history and fiction. Always up for fun, he loved old radio shows and music of the '30s and '40s. He was a remarkably joyful man even in difficult times.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Doris; his children, Byron Caloz (Marisa), Sharon Reeve, and Carolann Freedman (Gene); his step-children, Eileen, Henry (Lori), and Kenneth (Amanda); his step-grandchildren, Alysa, David, John, Zachariah Emile, and Olivia; and his cherished dachshund, Jasper.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.