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Obituary: Rick Calhoun

Beloved son, brother, uncle, restaurant manager, musician

Rick Calhoun, who attended elementary schools in Claremont and high school in Corona del Mar, California, died March 12 at age 67.

He was born February 3, 1955. Rick studied music at UCLA. He lived on Balboa Island, California, for much of his life and was involved in management of several restaurants in the local area and in Reno, Nevada.

In his early 20s Rick was an excellent guitarist with a band known as The Maniacs, that performed in Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles. Prior to the COVID crisis, he was engaged in preparing music for a film production, managing and booking young bands, and working as a peer counselor.

He was a good sailor and was active in many water sports as a young man, including deep sea fishing with his father, Richard C. Calhoun, and grandfather, Chester Paul Calhoun. He also spent time helping in the Balboa Island Historical Society and Museum. In recent years, he was helping his mother, Dr. Margreta Klassen, of Newport Beach.

He is survived by his sisters Cathleen, Melissa and Nancy; mother, Dr. Margreta Klassen; nephews Ryan and Tyler; nieces London, Nicole, Tara and their children; and stepbrother David, of Santa Rosa, California.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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