July 14, 1931 ~ March 20, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Littleton, CO

Daniel Acosta Calderon, age 88, peacefully passed away on March 20, 2020 of natural causes at his residence in Littleton, Colorado.

Daniel was born in Pueblo, Colorado on July 14, 1931. He lived in Denver and Littleton Colorado and worked for many years in Masonry until retiring in 1990. Daniel was a kind, giving, and loving family man, friend and neighbor. He performed charitable masonry work for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Denver and taught his children the importance of hard work. In his spare time he wan an avid golfer and his favorite team was the Denver Broncos.

He is survived by his wife Otilia Calderon; his children Kristina (Michael) Sapp, Danny (Kathy) Calderon, Anita (Greg Somers) Calderon, Aimee Calderon, Vincent (Lisa Kanne) Calderon, Susana Calderon and Marisela (Jon) Schleifer; his grandchildren, Danielle Calderon, Jason Kann, Maya Calderon and Sofia Centeno. Daniel was preceded in death by his son Richard Calderon, his first wife Mary Valdez and his parents Miguel Calderon and Jesucita Acosta.

Services and burial for Daniel are limited to immediate family members only at this time due to state and local guidance. Burial will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheatridge, Colorado.

In lieu of memorial contributions, please support your local senior resource center or favorite cause as Daniel was always giving back to those in need.


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  1. Dear Calderon Family,
    Please accept my condolences, and that of my family, on the loss of your father, husband, and grandfather. While I never had the privilege of meeting him, the brief story of his life and photos above make clear what a bright light he was. Knowing Susana for many years, I know that he must have been a remarkable father to have created such a special daughter.
    May your hearts keep his love alive and find peace.
    With sympathy,
    Michelle Hoersch
    Chicago, IL

  2. I’m playing Bach today in solace to Daniel’s family. May they all gain comfort from these holy harmonies.

  3. To the Calderon Family:

    Daniel was a good, hardworking man and a good father. I appreciate that he was a great father-in-law to my sister, Lisa. May your spirit live on, Daniel

  4. My uncle, my godfather, Daniel Calderon, thank you for all of the lessons of life you gave to me. Thank you for the direction and guidance you offered to me as a youngster. I spent many summers with you and aunt Mary (my godmother) and the kids. My heart aches for the loss of you but knowing that you are at peace and in the presence of God our lord along with those that left us before you gives me comfort. Rest well my uncle.

  5. Dear Calderon Family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Otilia, if you need anything, please reach out. My deepest sympathies to you. Much love from your United Family.

    My deepest condolences,


  6. To the Calderon family,
    Danny was my brother-law.
    He was a good person, he always put his family first. He was married to my sister Mary.
    My sister Barbara and I want to send the family our Love, and condolences. Barbara still lives in California.
    God Bless!!

  7. Calderon Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  8. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of Dan. I met him a few times at your family gatherings and was impressed by his positive approach to life. May you all have faith and hope during this difficult time. Over the past week, I have played my Native American flute in honor of him. In peace and love, Melanie Smythe


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