News

News

Eleanor E. Kalita

Eleanor E. Kalita was born in Chicago on December 14, 1925, to Polish immigrants Frank Kalita and Bernice Wojdyla.

Despite being the youngest of five, she was fiercely independent and began working for Pacific Bell during WWII while still attending high school.

Eleanor would go on to work for Pacific Bell (now AT&T) for 46 years and become the first woman to be promoted to work in the men’s section.

Eleanor moved from Chicago to California with her best friend, the late Ann Crilly, in 1953.

Eleanor became a dedicated Godmother and integral member of the family for both Ann, her daughter Eleanor, and in the years to come, to her granddaughter Nicole.

Eleanor was endlessly selfless and charitable with those she loved and always put others before herself.

Eleanor is survived by her goddaughter Eleanor, son-in-law Dale, granddaughter Nicole, and her faithful dog, Copper.

Obit Kalita photo

Not a subscriber?  choose your subscription plan.