Obituary for Calvin Lee Kooistra
Calvin “Cal” Kooistra, 73, of The Villages, Florida, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Whitinsville, MA and lived in Douglas, MA until he moved to The Villages seven years ago with his wife.
He had a long career as an electronics technician with many different companies. Most recently he was a recreation assistant at Lake Miona rec center. He was an avid skier, snowboarder, windsurfer, canoer, kayaker, and sailor. He was a member of The Villages sailing club and enjoyed playing golf with his many friends in The Villages. He graduated from Uxbridge High School in Uxbridge, MA and was an honorably discharged army veteran.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl Toomey; his stepson: Michael Toomey; two sisters: Faye Postma and Judy Erikson; and one brother: Ernest Kooistra.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his memory to the Florida Hospital Adult BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) Fund. Mail to The Florida Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, 2415 North Orange Avenue, Suite 601, Orlando, Florida 32804.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11am at the North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake, FL. An additional celebration of life will be held in Massachusetts at a later date