Richard Gregory Callistro was born
March 19, 1940 in Stockton California
to the late Raymond Pomroy
Callistro and Dorothy Mills Callistro.
In his youth, he lived in Oakland
and Whittier before returning to
Stockton where he was in the first
graduating class of Lincoln High
School in 1958. His ancestors
came to the colony of Massachusetts in 1629, to California in
1852, and to Stockton in the 1890s.
As a military draftee in the US Army in the 1960's, Richard was
stationed in Munich, Germany, specializing in nuclear weapons. It
was in Munich that he met and married his wife, Alice, in 1965.
Richard received his Bachelors degree from California State University,
Sacramento, and his Masters degree in Business Administration
from Pepperdine University. He was employed as an
analyst at Sharpe Depot before accepting employment with San
Joaquin County government. At the County. Richard held several
different positions including, Budget Analyst, Principle Budget
Analyst, General Services Director, and Capital Projects Director.
He had overall responsibility for construction of the Human
Services building, the Jail and Sherrif's Department facility, the
General Hospital expansion project, the Superintendent of
Schools headquarters and various other construction and remodeling
projects. Richard retired in 1996.
Richard served as Financial Chairman of the Stockton Art League,
was President and Benefits Committee Chairman of the Retired
Public Employees of San Joaquin County, a member of the
San Joaquin Historical Society. and a member of the First Presbyterian
Church. He served on the San Joaquin County Employees
Retirement Board. Richard enjoyed painting, traveling, and
was a season ticket subscriber of the Stockton Symphony for
over 35 years. He belongs to Delta Chapter, Sons of the American
Revolution, The Flagon and Trencher Society, and First Families
Richard is survived by his wife Alice Callistro, of Stockton; son
Charles Callistro (Elle Waters) of Herndon, VA; daughter
Dr. Ann Clements (Charles G. Wall IV) of State College, PA; his
grandchildrcn Charles G. Wall V, and Oberon Coverdale. He is
also survived by his brother, Ronald Callistro (Cathy) of Modesto;
and various cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian
Church; the Stockton Art League, Stockton Symphony, San Joaquin
Historical Society, or a charity of your choice. Many thanks
to the staffs of Access Home Care, Creekside Center, and Hospice
of San Joaquin for their loving care of Richard. A Memorial
service will he held at 10:30 on June 26th at the First Presbyterian
Church, 31 East Vine St., Stockton, with reception to follow.