Rogelio Caluya Carranza, 79, Navy veteran who enjoyed a second career as a merchant marine

Rogelio Caluya Carranza

Rogelio Caluya Carranza, 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. He was born Dec. 3, 1940, in the Philippines to the late Cassimero and Victoria Carranza.

Roger proudly served in the U.S. Navy, from which he retired. After retiring, he continued a career as a merchant marine. He was a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and a Mason with the Owens Lodge. You could always find Roger at the beach, where he loved to fish and crab. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends, gardening and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Carranza; and three siblings.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Belen Carranza; daughters, Miriam Kose and Mary Jane C. Toth (Daniel); grandchildren, Zane, Bethel, Colby, Dylan, Nicole, Tabitha and Brody; and sisters, Aida and Azon.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, with a wake service beginning at 5 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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