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Heart problem likely cause of death for Ventura High School senior

Funeral services are set for Sunday and Monday to pay tribute to Antonio Calderon, a Ventura High School senior.
Funeral services are set for Sunday and Monday to pay tribute to Antonio Calderon, a Ventura High School senior.
Funeral services are set for Monday, Nov. 25 at San Buenaventura Mission for Antonio Calderon who passed away last week during school hours. (Photo: gofundme)

VENTURA, Calif. - A Ventura High School senior who died unexpectedly last Friday likely died from a heart condition, according to the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD).

17-year-old Antonio Calderon collapsed Friday while on a class field trip to the Ventura Botanical Garden. The student died later at a local hospital.

The family confirmed to VUSD that Calderon had a heart problem and was on a waiting list for a new heart. The family has set up a gofundme account to help raise money to pay for Antonio's funeral expenses.

A public viewing is set for Sunday, November 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service following at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home at 757 E. Main Street in Ventura.

A funeral mass will be held the following day on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the San Buenaventura Mission at 211 E Main Street. 

If you would like to donate to the Calderon's gofundme account, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nfjqfq-raising-money-for-my-brothers-funeral 

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