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In Memoriam: Thomas J. Calamia Jr.

March 12, 1954-February 4, 2018

Thomas J. Calamia Jr.  passed away after a brief illness. The Henderson, Nev., resident was a long-time staff member of Freeman Exhibit Transport Co. He grew up in New Orleans and graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1977. He was based out of New Orleans for many years working at Consolidated Freightways. At the time, CF one of the largest LTL (“less than a truckload”) tradeshow carriers in the U.S. He moved to Las Vegas nearly 20 years ago to work with Freeman.

Jason M. Dahlke, director, exhibit transportation at Freeman, says, “Tommy was an important and valued member of the Freeman Las Vegas family. He is missed terribly and thankfully had a short lived battle with his illness. He taught us so much about life and the trucking business during his time at Freeman. I am a better person for knowing him.”

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Thomas J. Calamia, Sr, and Ruth Aquistapace Calamia, and his sister, Carol Calamia Amerland. He is survived by his daughter, Gabrial D. Sabish, and nephew, Eric L. Amerland (Brittanie). His memorial service and funeral were held March 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, La. For those wishing to leave a message in the guestbook, visit

This story originally appeared in the May/June issue of Exhibit City News, p. 74. For more pictures and original layout, visit 


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