Michael "Mike" A. Caldararo
September 10, 1942 - November 10, 2022

Michael "Mike" A. Caldararo

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Michael A. 'Mike' Caldararo, age 80, of Valley
Died Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Methodist Fremont Health

Mike was born September 10, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to Michael and Jean 'Napolitano' Caldararo. He was raised in Levittown, Long Island, New York and graduated from Division Avenue High School. Mike graduated from Wayne State College with his Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. He received his Master's degree from Brooklyn College. He taught first at West Junior High School in Brentwood, New York before coming back to the Midwest. He served as an admission counselor at John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo. Mike spent his career teaching Physical Education in the Blair Community School system at Old Central and Arbor Park Schools, retiring in 2004.

Mike married Janet Anderson on August 1, 1964.

Mike was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont and past active member of the Fremont YMCA.

Survivors:
Wife - Janet of Valley
Daughters - Christine (David) Goodwater of Council Bluffs
Teresa (Richard) Keyser of Fremont
Grandchildren - Samuel Leriger, Audrey Keyser and Pierce Keyser
Brothers - Richard (Diane) Caldararo of Queensland, Australia
William (Kathy) Caldararo of Ladson, South Carolina

Mike was preceded in death by an infant son Steven, and his parents.

The funeral will be 2pm, Monday, November 14, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Children's Home in Omaha. Visitation will be Sunday with the family present from 2pm to 4pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com


The service will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube as soon as possible. The link can be found here once it is available.

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Recorded Funeral Service

Visitation
Sunday, November 13, 2022
With Family 2pm to 4pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Service
Funeral Mass
Monday, November 14, 2022
2:00pm
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
3400 East 16th Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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Interment
Ridge Cemetery
1761 West Linden
Fremont, NE  68025
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Condolences(14)

  1. Andrea Campbell
    Mr. C was such a wonderful teacher. Please know he touched the lives of many in a very positive way. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.
  2. Cory & Laurie Peatrowsky
    Our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers to you and your families.
  3. Kathleen Showers Kliebenstein
    Mr C was a wonderful man and teacher.
    I have so many fond memories of him.

    My sincere thoughts and prayers to his family.
  4. Duane Wiesen
    My condolences to the family. Not only did Mike share my interest in fine, clean automobile. But, he was the very person who introduced me to a product that left the finish on my car smooth as glass.....Liquid Glass! Decades later, I still have this product. I enjoyed our times together, and will miss his Brooklyn accent. He was truly unique!
  5. Kathleen Kros-Popoff
    Condolences to the family. He was one of a kind. Mr. C. was very kind and personable. He will be missed by many in Blair and beyond.
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  6. Jeannine(Franke) Moeller
    Janet & Family,

    Please accept my sympathy for the loss of Mike. I remember the two of you living in the married student housing in Anderson Hall at WSC in 64-65. I thought you were a couple to be admired.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of your loved one.
  7. Jerry Rinne
    Thoughts and prayers to Mike's family. Mike was a great person and would do anything for you. We had some great conversations at the Fremont YMCA. I would go over to the group and talk about the Y, family and sports. He will be missed, but I will always remember him from our conversations and Mike asking about my young son. God Bless, Jerry, Jodi and Rhett
  8. Loretta
    My sincerest condolences for you during this time!! Wishing you peace, confort and strength at this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
  9. Don & Pat Beran
    Caldararo Family
    Mike was one of the good guys. He will be truly be missed. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    with sympathy,
    Don & Pat Beran
  10. Steve Leriger
    My sincerest condolences to the Caldararo family at this time.
    Mike was an amazing man and a good friend to me. I will never forget him.
    May the Lord grant the Caldararo family all the strength and peace they need durning this difficult time.
    God Bless.
    LERIGER FAMILY.
  11. Ana Loya
    To the family of Mr. Mike, With each new day may PEACE find a place in your hearts. As you walk through this time of loss, may you know that the Lord walks with you and he will comfort you. โ€“ May God bless All of you. Again, I am sorry.
  12. Deb Caldararo
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. May the happy memories give you peace and comfort during this time remembering the wonderful life Uncle Mike lived. I have such fond memories of visiting when we were young, memories of Uncle Mike I will cherish forever.
    Love Deb, Stef, Tate & Alexis
  13. Kassie Hager
    Mr. C was a great P.E. teacher. One of the best memories is getting a Jolly Rancher during his class. He always encouraged his students to be the best they could be. RIP Mr. C.
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