Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former Guam District Administrator Greg Calvo
Little League International mourns the passing of former Guam District Administrator Gregorio “Goro” Acosta Calvo. He was 87.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Calvo, of Yigo, served as Guam’s Little League District Administrator. He was first elected in 1977, and held the volunteer position through 1982. In 1987, he was again elected as Guam’s District Administrator and held the position until 2003. At the 22nd International Congress in Ottawa, British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Calvo received his 20-year service pin.
Mr. Calvo, a frequent visitor to the Little League Baseball World Series played annually in South Williamsport, Pa., served as Assistant Commissioner of Guam’s Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon village (1961-65); and as Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Mayor (1965-85).
Following Mr. Calvo’s passing, a resolution was presented to his family by Guam’s Legislative Secretary, Tina Muña-Barnes.
In the resolution, Mrs. Barnes described Mr. Calvo as an avid and passionate baseball fan.
“He was a baseball fanatic and loved the sport for many decades [and] worked with the Little League organization because he wanted to make sure that kids from the ages of 6 to 18 had an opportunity to play,” Mrs. Barnes said.
“He felt that baseball was community-oriented and promoted it in his village,” she said. “He understood the need for kids to play sports to stay active and healthy, while at the same time grow up in a family-oriented community.”
Public officials and judges in Guam are afforded a state funeral as mandated by law. Mr. Calvo’s state funeral was held at the Legislative Hall on Feb. 9. The religous funeral was conducted on Feb. 10 with Mr. Calvo's son, Manuel, reading the eulogy.
Mr. Calvo was predeceased by his wife, Felicidad Borja Salas Calvo. He is survived by his 13 children, daughters, Julia, Joey, Linda, Marie and Mari; a sons, Gregorio, Anthony, Joseph, Manuel, Peter, Roque, John and Franc.