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“Would like to extend hugs and prayers to Joan and the family. Cal is our Sister In Law Lynn's father and was always a kind and cheerful man. May you...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Anne Erspamer

“My sincere condolences to the entire Zorza family. Cal was a wonderful man and i have nothing but wonderful memories of him. Whether it was slapping...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: James, Jody, and Jamieson Liana

“To Aunt Joan and the entire family of Uncle Cal. Betty and I send our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all of you. I have nothing but fond...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: David (Tibby) and Betty

“To the Zorza family I am so sorry to hear of Cal's passing. He was a great man and will be missed by many. RIP Cal ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: bruce

“Dear Zorza Family Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools Board...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: MAPS

“Joan, Sharon, Lynn, Bonnie, Joel & their families my sincere condolences to all of you. I have many fond memories of Cal!! RIP ???????? ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Dupras

“Although I didn't personally know Cal as an adult, my fondest memories of him are how funny and nice he was whenever I would go into the party store...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Bev Rosin Jandron

“Sorry for our family loss, He was the best friend you could have, we shared many good time together hunting, fishing , camp , sauna, good food and...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Greg,Kathy,Eric,Calvin,Mark,David

“Chris, Boo, Nick and Katie, We are SO sorry for your loss. Only met your dad once, but have heard what a true "gentle man" he was. How fortunate...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: John and Max Swanberg

“Jim and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to all the Zorza family. Cal will always be remembered with a smile. He was always so friendly...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Jim and Sharon Petrella

“My sincere condolences to the the entire family,Cal was a great man and will always be remembered R.I.P. Cal. ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Dale Daugherty

“Dear Joan, Our heartfelt condolences to you and all of Cal's family. Renting one of your apartments holds fond memories for us...getting to know you...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Lorene Selesky

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Cal. Sincere condolences to his family. What a great guy he was. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Bonnie Rokuski

“My sincere condolences to the Zorza family. As far back as I can remember, there was always Cal. I remember going to Cal's with my dad as a child,...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Matthew, Amanda, Madelyn, & Mark Liana

“Were so sorry to hear about Cals passing. He sure was a great guy with a great family. Love and prayers for the family. ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Lucy and Mike Chaput

“My heart breaks for all of Cal's family...he was such a kind man. I missed seeing him at the store because he always had a big smile and kind words...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Janet Myers Forslund

“So sorry to hear of Cal's passing. I loved working at the store and getting to know all of you. I miss "South Marquette" and I miss all of you, and...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Dorothy Karjala

“Sorry to read about Cal , I remember coming to your home playing with Lynn and Sharon when are parents were visiting (Mary and Jack Pantti ) Cal was...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Susan (Pantti ) Koski

“Sincere condolences to the Zorza family. Cal's caring manner touched the lives of countless people in our community. We hold a special place in our...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Phyllis Loonsfoot

“I am so sorry for the loss to the family! Cal was such a nice man. ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Alexander

“Condolences to the Zorza family. Great memories of Cal. Always willing to help people in need. " One of the Best" He will be missed by so many. ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: Mark Burridge

“Prayers to the family Cal was a sweet man.. He will always be remembered. God bless all of you ! ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa Snyder

“To the Zorza family, It's a sad loss! Cal was like a father to me in my younger years. This I am forever great full. He made me feel like one of the...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Eugene Menapace

“To the Zorza family ..what a wonderful man he was , so kind and gentle , he loved us kids in the neighborhood that would come to the store .He would...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy cox

“I'm so sorry to hear that your dad passed. He was a good man and I loved seeing him at Cals. He was always so happy and he was certainly in love with...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Gail Urbiha

“Another Zorza Icon gone. I remember living on College Ave when Uncle Cal worked at the Miracle Market. I was maybe four, and remember him wearing a...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Thibodeau

“Cal: We will never forget the kindness and support that you offered to Mark, Matthew, James and I. You were so kind to us. I remember a snow storm...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Patti Rose-Liana and the whole Liana family

“Grandpa, I am going to miss seeing you an talking to you about anything from life to deer hunting. You where the best grandfather I could ask for I...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Eric Z

“Our sincere condolences. Gil, Ann and Bailey ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Gil, Ann & Bailey Fries - TX


Cal “Sweede” Zorza, 84, of Marquette, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with is loving family at his side. Cal was born on January 4, 1933 in Marquette, one of 13 children born to Angelo and Matilda (Pantti) Zorza and was a lifelong Marquette resident. For several years, Cal managed the Miracle Market on Third Street before opening Cals’ Party store in South Marquette in 1970. Cal’s greatest joy was taking care of people and the store allowed him to take care of so many. His family helped support the business in one way or another especially Joel who took over the business in 2002 and Sharon whose cooking and personality continue the tradition of taking care of the customers using “Cal Care.” Outside of his work, Cal greatly enjoyed being outdoors working with lumber and wood as well as spending time at his camp. His greatest joy however was taking care of his family especially “his girl.” He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Joan Gregorich; seven children, Lynn L’Huillier of Marquette, Sharon VanWormer of Marquette, Gregory (Kathy) Zorza of Gwinn, Joel (Gail) Zorza of Marquette, Bonnie (Bill) McCabe of Marquette, David (Mindy) Zorza of Marquette, and Chris (Elizabeth) Zorza of Gladstone; three brothers, Paul (Lillyann) Zorza, Tom (Mary) Zorza and Angelo (Sue) Zorza, Jr., all of Marquette; also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Ken, Marvin, Gerald, Daniel, Robert, and Arnold Zorza; two sisters, Geraldine Thibodeau and Carol Sherman; also a son-in-law, Vern L’Huillier and great grandson, Peyton McCabe. A private family graveside service will take place at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 or to the Bay Cliff Health Camp, PO Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808 in Cal’s memory. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.

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