Andrew Stephen Calhoun, 43, went home to the Lord, on Tuesday October 22, 2013 in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania. He was born on February 9, 1970 in Salem, Ohio to Lowell and Peggy Calhoun. On January 29, 2006, he married SueEllen Calhoun and served as a loving and selfless husband and father to his three children and two wonderful daughters-in-law. He devoted his life to protecting those he loved and came into contact with. Andrew was a devout paramedic and served for Harleysville Area Emergency Medical Service and Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps. He was a zealous Christian whose main goal was to honor the Lord with all of his words and actions.
Survivors include his wife, SueEllen of Schwenksville; Two sons, Andrew and Michael; One daughter, Rebecca; Two daughters-in-law, Amanda and Katherine; His father, Lowell; His step-mother, Pearl; Three sisters, Marilyn, Lisha, and Freda; One brother, Dewey; as well as many siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Calhoun, and his brother-in-law, Archie Hendrickson.
A time of thanksgiving and praise for the miraculous life of Andrew will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 2788 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA. There will be a time of celebration to talk with family from 9am to 11am. The memorial service will be held at 11am. In lieu of flowers, Andrew requested that donations be made to Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps and Harleysville Area Emergency Medical Service.
Dear Sue Ellen and family – we are so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing – he fought the most courageous fight. He was an amazing person and will be greatly missed. He is with The Lord now and able to watch over all of us – rest well Andy!
Godspeed my friend. I have never met as selfless and genuine a person as you.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Andrew when I became an EMT for the first time. He was such a gentle soul and he shared that smile, that Andrew smile so freely with all. It was like a ray of light : ) He was a ray of light….So many things to say about him and so little space. Some of things that strike me most were his love for Sue Ellen, he wore it on his sleeve and his faith and his giving of himself to every patient that entered his care. Selfless is a word that fits. Despite all his challenges with cancer he never let it show. He has to be the strongest man I will ever know. He is loved and will be missed. Sincerely, R
One of the most incredible men I have ever had the honor of knowing. His strength and courage were unmatched. To SueEllen, Andy’s family, and all of us in his extended EMS family I offer you my most sincere sympathies. Every time I think of Andy I will always hear the way we greeted Andy, “Cal-HOOOOooooooooouuuuuuuunnnn!!” Heaven has truly gained it’s most amazing angel! God speed brother!!