CALVIN JEROME SEIBLES was born in Baltimore MD on June 6, 1944, to the late Eugene and Lula Seibles. He was the fifth of ten children. He was educated in the Anne Arundel County Public School system and was a proud alumni of the Wiley H. Bates High School Class of 1963 in Annapolis MD. He attended Anne Arundel Community College where he refined his technical skills in construction and engineering. He later taught Industrial Maintenance at Aireco Technical Institute.
FAMILY MAN He met the love of his life, Phyllis Williams, in 1965 at his birthday party at Cars Beach, where they were "set up" by his best friends, the late Frank Lattimore and Willie Anderson. After three years of dating, they married on January 27, 1968. They shared 54 years of marriage. From this union, they were blessed with two beautiful girls, Reenea and Shea Seibles, that he affectionately called his "Songbirds"
MAN OF SERVICE Following in his big brother's footsteps, he decided to serve his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard where he served faithfully and honorably for 25 years. While serving in the military he worked for NJ Fibers in Odenton, JF Theatres in Baltimore, and Pioneer Refrigeration in Catonsville. He spent most of his career as a civil servant for the Department of Defense and retired in 2004 after 18 years of civil service. He received numerous medals, commendations, citations, and awards for excellence in both his civilian and military service.
MAN OF TALENT Calvin had many talents and hobbies. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, riding his motorcycle, golfing, traveling and family gatherings. He, along with his brothers, were members of the CB Handlers Social Club. As part of a musically gifted family, they sang with the Sensational Seven, a gospel quarter group managed by his father. He was a member of the M. W. Zerubbabel Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. Inc for the state of Maryland and served as Past Grand Master, 33°. He founded King Cyrus Lodge #16 in Glen Burnie and served as Worshipful Master.
MAN OF LABOR He was considered a "Jack of All Trades" and shared his knowledge and skills with family and friends alike. If you needed anything fixed or built, you called on Maytag or Mr. Fix-It, and he was there. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He was a no-nonsense guy, deep thinker, and always said what he meant and meant what he said. You never had to wonder where he was coming from. He was known by many nick names and gave even more. While he was a very serious man of few words, if you knew him well you also knew he was a jokester.
MAN OF FAITH He was raised in a Christian family and attended House of God Gates of Heaven under the leadership of Elder Leroy James. As an adult he joined Revival Mission Church and the Holy Ghost Station, under the leadership of Bishop John C. Richardson, his brother-in-law. Later in life, he moved to Longs, South Carolina and joined Chesterfield Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Doctor James R. Matthews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings: John, Lucille, Margaret, James Raymond, Charles, Ulysses, and Martha.
BELOVED MAN Calvin will be forever remembered by his loving and devoted wife, Phyllis Seibles; two daughters: Reenea Brown (Aggie Brown Jr) and Shea Green (Gregory Green Jr); four grandchildren: Gregory Ill, Shalia, Calvin, and Aggie Ill; five great-grandchildren: Layla, Amari, Derrick, Alauna, and Malachi; two brothers: Rafel (Susan) and Derrick Seibles (Sherry); two adopted sisters: Gwendolyn Johnson and Colleen Darden; two brothers-in-law: Rufus (Billie) and Wardell (Beverly) Williams; six sisters-in-law: Ann and Lydia Seibles, Marva and Violet Williams, Theresa Isley, and Janice Hudson; six godchildren: Oran Sabb, Kyle Williams, Rufus Hudson, Joann and Natasha Queen, and Byron Isley; adopted children: Kelvin and Tegra Clanton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.