Gvido Kaljo, age 92 of Weston, CT, died peacefully at the Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. He was the devoted husband of Gunta (Grundmanis) Kaljo. Born on February 1, 1927 in Limbazi, Latvia, he is the son of the late Kurts and Vilma (Ozolins) Kaljo. Gvido was an accomplished chemical engineer, obtaining a Master of Science degree from NYU. He held a patent for the continuous sugar juice screening system he developed at the Dorr Oliver Company and dedicated countless years as the technical sales manager in the Far East for Nash Engineering. Even upon "retirement", Gvido never really stopped working. He established Kaljo Papermill Engineering to consult on various pulp and paper projects in Latvia and elsewhere.
Gvido lived life to the fullest and could often be heard describing his adventures crossing hemispheres and visiting countries in all seven continents. These stories would always be accompanied by a hearty laugh as Gvido asserted that the only way to travel was in first class.
Gvido was incredibly proud of his Latvian roots and was able to frequently visit his summer home in Saulkrasti where he spent countless hours relaxing in the very brisk Baltic Sea. He was also a member of the Latvian student fraternity, Gersicania.
In addition to his wife Gunta, Gvido is survived by his children Egils (wife Zane) Kaljo of New York, NY, his daughter Kristina (husband Gino Groysman) Kaljo of Milwaukee, WI, his grandchildren Klinta, Lelde and Nikolais, and a host of wonderful friends. Gvido frequently emphasized the significance to love what you do and always follow your passion, leaving quite a legacy for his grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at the funeral home. There are no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may be made to:
LATVIAN 50 YEAR OCCUPATION MUSEUM FUND SUPPORT GROUP (OMFA).
OMFA, c/o Ilze Resnis, 10930 Nollwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024
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