Nov. 4, 1942 – Jan. 22, 2020
Calvin F. Deyermond, a retired assistant superintendent in the North Tonawanda School District, died Jan. 22 of complications from a stroke in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 77.
Born in Oneida, he was a 1960 graduate of Oneida High School, where he was senior class vice president, played on the football, basketball and golf teams, and was a member of the All-County Band and the All-State Chorus.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harpur College, now Binghamton University, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester.
Mr. Deyermond began his career as an educator in Rochester and was principal of Martha Brown Middle School in Fairport.
He co-founded the Fairport Mohawk Lacrosse League in 1969.
He was director of curriculum and instruction in the Fairport schools when he was named assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in North Tonawanda in 1991.
After retiring in 2005, he and his wife built a winter home in Sayulita, Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta, and co-founded a community theater group there to raise money for the local public schools.
He continued part time as an administrator in North Tonawanda and taught statistics and measurement at Niagara University.
Well versed in classical music, he volunteered as a driver for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He sang with two choirs and played ukulele with two groups.
He volunteered in guest services at Buffalo General Medical Center.
In retirement, he contributed guest articles to the editorial page of The Buffalo News, traveled extensively, golfed and gardened.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Evans-Deyermond; two sons, Matthew and Michael; two stepdaughters, Nathalie Bluehs and Blythe Evans; a stepson, Seth Evans; a sister, Elizabeth; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 16 in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave.