Riggie Gene Calciano


Riggie Gene Calciano, 71, of Shirley passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson. He was born July 19, 1946 in Orange County, IN to the late Mildred (Lowe) Harris.

A life time resident of Shirley and Kennard, Riggie was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam. He began work with Keesling Construction where he was a concrete finisher. He retired from Swackhamer Concrete Masonry after 35 years of service. Riggie was a very simple man and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; home is where his heart was. He enjoyed being outdoors, cutting wood, fishing and hunting. He was willing to help anybody he could and was always a jokester and liked to make people laugh.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Edith (Roll) Calciano of Kennard; children, Nathan Calciano of New Castle, Shaylon Calciano of Kennard, Elly Keck of Greenfield, and Dustin Calciano of Shirley; grandchildren, Seth Cunningham of AZ, Mathew Jolley of New Castle, Austin Keck of Greenfield, Kylee Calciano of New Castle, Christopher Turner Jr. of New Castle, Riley Keck of Greenfield, Caleb Calciano of New Castle, Noah Calciano of Shirley and McKenzie Orr of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Charlee Keck and Lukas Jolley of New Castle; sister, Carol Bennett of Noblesville; brother, Dale Paytner of TX; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Orr and a daughter, Ranee Orr.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition with military rites conducted by the American Legion/VFW and U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 12 – 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Ste 100, Indpls, IN 46278.

You may express condolences or share a memory of Riggie at www.hinsey-brown.com.