Augusto “Gus” Callao

August 4, 1956 - April 21, 2024

Augusto “Gus” Callao

Augusto (Gus) Callao, age 67, passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and three (3) children on Sunday morning, April 21, 2024 at Methodist Hospital Sacramento.

He was born in Baguio City, Philippines to Anastacio and Loreto Callao and was their second child. He graduated from Baguio Central Elementary School in 1967 in the Philippines. He was a member of the Rondalla Orchestra in grade school. Augusto had the honor of being Vice Mayor for a day through his Boy Scout Leadership, where he achieved the highest ranking of Jose Rizal Boy Scout, which is equivalent to an Eagle Scout in the United States. He also graduated from the University of Baguio/High School in 1971 in the Philippines. He attended Fiati University in Manila, Philippines for two years majoring in Information Technology and briefly attended Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines and Baguio School of Business Technology (BSBT) focused on the Technical School of Computer Programming. He worked as a computer programmer for various private companies, but spent over 20 years as a computer programmer for the State of California. The state departments he worked for included Department of Justice, California Highway Patrol and Franchise Tax Board.

Augusto loved his wife, three (3) children and six (6) grandchildren so much so, he was always there anytime they needed him. He also loved to travel and exercise his photography skills using his many new and old cameras and equipment. He traveled to Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and different states like Hawaii, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Alaska and Nevada. He even went on various cruises. He loved Maui the most, as this was the yearly bonding place for his family. All his three (3) children and their families joined along with his wife and stayed in their timeshare condos to enjoy all that Maui can offer. He also loved to golf. He joined a group of retired Filipino golfers called the Tuesday Golfers and loved to play with the many golfers in the family. He also loved to garden and cared for the many succulents his sister gave him. Although he loved to travel, simply being home with family still outweighed other pleasures. Family meant the most to him.

Augusto or Gus was a kind and gentle soul, slow to anger and easy to get along with. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan, children Lea Anne, Paul, Adriel, son-in-law Joe, daughters-in-law, Beverly and Rachel, grandchildren, Jonathan, Johanna, Elliana, Lucas, Kainoa and Laurie, older-sister, Cristina Bambao and many in-laws, extended family and friends.

Family and friends whose lives were touched by Augusto are invited to attend the funeral services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sacramento (6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95820) on May 9th at 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever.

Visitation & Rosary

Thursday, May 9, 2024
9:00 AM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Mass

Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:00 AM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Committal service

Thursday, May 9, 2024
11:00 AM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820