John Calvin ‘Cal’ Sexton, 80, Library Corp. of NJ retiree, sang barbershop, backup for Judy Garland

By on October 10, 2018

John Calvin ‘Cal’ Sexton, 80, of Ephrata, passed away Oct. 2, 2018 at Conestoga View in Lancaster.

Born Jan. 4, 1938, he was the husband of Carolyn Sexton, of Ephrata. They recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

Cal is survived by his son: Jimmi Sexton of York, and Jimmi’s, children Wesley and Izabella, of Ephrata; stepchildren: Cathy L. Morter, of Lynchburg, Va.; and John A. Morter, and John’s children, Sarah and Sean, of Aberdeen, Md. He is also survived by a step-great-grandson: Christopher.

He worked in the trust department of the Bank of New York; and was a retiree of the Library Corporation of New Jersey, where he worked as a computer troubleshooter.

His hobby and passion was singing. As a young man, Cal worked as a freelance group singer. He toured with and sang backup for Judy Garland, Jimmy Dean, Julie London, and many others. He also toured as a member of the The Robert De Cormier Singers. He was a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Locally, he was a member of Lancaster’s Red Rose Chorus. He had previously sung with the Vocal Majority while living in Dallas, Texas; and was the baritone in Broadway, a top 10 international barbershop quartet.

It was Cal’s wish that his remains be donated for medical research.

A celebration of Cal’s life will be announced at a later date.


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