10/27/2001 - 01/31/2024

Calvin Edward Arayon, affectionally known as “Binbin” to his family and closest friends, was taken from this world far too soon, with his untimely passing on Wednesday January 31st, 2024.

Calvin was born in Laguna, Philippines and moved to Arizona with his family in 2003.  He grew up in San Tan Valley, Arizona, going to Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools until he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020.  He was promptly awarded a full-ride scholarship in the ASU BSN program, and was expected to graduate in May 2024.  Within days of his passing, the ASU Dean of Nursing confirmed that Calvin will receive his diploma posthumously, and has provided the family with the opportunity to honor Calvin with a future scholarship in his name.

Calvin’s soul was infused with love and kindness.  He was quick to laugh at his own expense, and enjoyed joking with his friends and family.  He was a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin, and friend.  Both his Lola (grandmother) and Nanay (mother) have been battling cancer for some time, and Calvin was always there to help in any way he could, even while going to school full-time and working part-time as a personal shopper at Walmart.

Music was an important part of Calvin’s life.  He was a member of the Benjamin Franklin Charter School Orchestra and learned to play the piano, guitar, violin, and ukelele.  When he wasn’t going to school, or working, Calvin enjoyed playing music, singing karaoke, and playing computer games.  He once said that his dream was to work alongside his mother in the ICU.  He also wanted to save up enough money to pay off the mortgage on his parents’ home.

In the days following Calvin’s passing, it has been amazing to witness how many souls he touched during his short time with us.  The outpouring of support and love from people who knew him has been heartwarming, and his family will always cherish knowing how many people loved their Binbin.

Calvin is survived by:

  • His parents, Eduardo “Ted” and Narlyn
  • His Kuya Carlo and Ate Dottie
  • Lola Linda
  • Tita Meilani and Tito Brian, Tito Patrick “Bok Noy”, Tito Jun, Tito Danny and Tita Millet, Tito Obet and Tita Carol, Tita Bhel and Tito Gani, Tita Tess, Tito Reny, Tito Celso and Tita Betty, Tita Mercy, Tito Lito and Tita Rosy, Tita Christy, Tita Ana and Tito Norman
  • And many cousins

Calvin will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony.  Thank you all, for your love and understanding during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the family’s charities of choice in Calvin’s honor:  The American Cancer Society and/or The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).



  • Binbin, I love you so much! I will always remember you as a shy, soft spoken, cuddly, and often teasable child. I had the honor of growing up beside you and watching you grow into an incredible young adult that I am so proud to call you a chosen family member. You had such a love for life and family. You unknowingly touched so many lives during your short time on this earth, and you have positively impacted more and are continuing to teach us lessons, even when you’ve left us physically. I’m so proud of everything you have achieved. I miss you so much. Thank you for being you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us.

  • I am so fortunate to have you as my loving nephew. God created you to give meaning to many lives that you have touched. I love you so much Bin. I will never stopped missing you. You have impacted so many lives with your short and sweet life. Your memories will forever stay in my heart. Rest in peace my Binbin and till we meet again. 💔

  • Calvin, always remember that your Kuya Paul loves you very much, I still remembered that I used to gave you a ride home 🏡 to your house when we finished our CFLC youth gatherings back in 2018, 2019, great old times together with the CFLC youth group, I had the opportunity to meet you back in 2016 when we’re young babies 👶 together, I’m so proud of you 👏 for your achievements in your career in life, I know that god is always in you, always remember that the CFLC family, youth group will never forget about you, cherish all the wonderful memories that I always remembering together especially when I gave you a ride home to your house, thanks for being a blessing, till we meet again

  • Calvin, always remember that your Kuya Paul loves you so much, I remembered I used to have you a ride home to your house when we finished our CFLC youth gatherings, thanks for always being a blessing, cherish the wonderful memories together especially when I gave you a ride home safely, we love you very much, till we meet again!

  • Christina Petersen (Dressel)

    Calvin, un abrazo muy fuerte. Siempre has sido, y siempre serás, el ejemplar de un estudiante. Curioso, dedicado, gracioso, apasionado. Has dejado un hueco muy grande en este mundo y todos que te han conocido te echarán de menos mientras están este lado del cielo. Sigo rezando que encuentres paz y felicidad eternas en la presencia de nuestro Señor. Él siempre te ha conocido, te ha guardado, y te ha querido.

    – tu maestra

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