Born in Lysander, he had lived in the Fulton–Volney areas for most of his life.
Red had retired in 1991 from the Oswego County Highway Department.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, spending time outside and making maple syrup.
Red was a member of the Fulton Alliance Church and enjoyed attending the Men’s Breakfasts. He was an Air Force veteran.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lincoln and Ora Hart Calkins.
Red will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife of 58 years, the former Janet Spaulding; children Randy, Ron (Paula), Richard and Renee (Rob) Warren; siblings, Noreen Pickard, Lincoln Calkins, Ora Lee Dorval and Denise Wisowaty; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were April 1 with a service to immediately follow at Fulton Alliance Church. Contributions in memory of Red may be made to the church, 1044 State Route 48 South, Fulton, 13069.