After a courageous and hard-fought battle with complications related to the coronavirus, Calvin T. Ladner, PE, President of LJA Engineering, Inc., passed away on August 18.

As a constant presence in the life of LJA for over 33 years (23 as President), the loss of our founder and leader will be profoundly felt by all who knew him.

He loved our company and its people – employees and clients – with everything he had. Calvin fostered a deeply rooted sense of family; he mentored a culture where we can all thrive and be the best of ourselves; and most importantly, he leaves a legacy of immeasurable strength and success that we can proudly carry on.

Additional information about how Calvin’s life will be remembered and celebrated will be provided upon direction by his family.

Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with Calvin’s loving wife Sandy, his son Stuart, daughter-in-law Dana, grandson Luke, and his daughter Caroline, as well as all of their family and friends.

In lieu of flowers or other items, donations can be made to the Coastal Conservation Association’s Habitat Fund or the Memorial Hermann Covid-19 Response Fund.

Calvin would be happy to know the estuaries in Matagorda are being taken care of and that the front line health workers, who cared for him, are being supported.

Coastal Conservation Association Texas
The CCA will notify the Ladner Family of any donations made in memory of Calvin.

Liz Bosmans
6919 Portwest Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024

Memorial Hermann COVID-19 Response Fund
Your gift will help Memorial Hermann provide support services for healthcare professionals on the frontlines and care for vulnerable patients related to COVID-19. Should you have any questions, contact:

Calvin will be laid to rest at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. There will be a visitation held at the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home (12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077) on Wednesday, September 2 from 4 – 8 PM. Wearing a mask is a requirement for attendance. There is parking on site.

Out of concern for guest safety, the memorial service is by invitation only. However, it will be streamed at starting at 10 AM on Thursday, September 3. You do not need a Facebook account to view it.

We want to hear your stories about Calvin!

Calvin believed in relationships for life. He was a beloved friend, cherished mentor, and fearless leader to so many of us. We all have our own story to tell about Calvin or a unique “Calvinism” we’ve heard over the years. Please share yours with us! Help us honor his life and legacy. We will be collecting them for his family and his LJA family.

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