The Obit For Pete Calder

Gene "Pete" Calder

Published in Morning News on November 15, 2012


BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Mr. Gene "Pete" Calder,78, died Friday, November 9, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. after an illness. Mr. Calder was born July 17, 1934 in Marion County, a son of the late Matthew A. and Wonnie Huggins Calder. He was a 1953 graduate of Mullins High School.

After graduating high school, Mr. Calder signed a major league baseball contract with the New York Giants. His baseball career was interrupted for 2 years, during which time he served in the US Army and after his discharge from service, he rejoined the New York Giants and remained with them until he ended his baseball career in 1961, at which time he moved to Birmingham.

Surviving Mr. Calder are: his Wife, Margaret Calder of Birmingham, Ala.; his Stepson: Mark; 2 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; a Sister: Jacquelyn C. Stewart of Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service for the family was held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 14, at Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.