Emmanuel “Mike” Calocerinos, 90, of Jamesville, died on Monday. He was originally from Utica.
He graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Civil Engineering in 1953. He enlisted in the United States Army upon graduation and served in Japan and Thailand from 1954 to 1956.
Calocerinos went to work as an engineer for the Arizona State Department of Health in Phoenix, Arizona after his military service. He then went to work at MC Yoder Engineering in Berkeley, California. In 1959 he returned to the East and settled in Syracuse to work for O’Brien & Gere.
In 1967 he founded Calocerinos Engineering. The following year he and Frank Spina founded Calocerinos & Spina Engineers, now C&S Companies. He finally retired in 2002.
Calocerinos was an avid golfer and continued to play until the age of 86. He loved to play golf with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club in Cicero and a communion at the Hagia Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Syracuse.
Retired, Calocerinos spent the winter in Palm Beach, Florida, where he belonged to the Bear Lakes and Mirasol Country Clubs.
As a poster noted on his tribute page: “Mike was an exceptional gentleman and much respected by all …”
Funeral services will be private.
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