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“Losing a loved one can bring much grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. I love the promise at Psalm 147:3, "He heals the broken hearted; He...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Kym - NV

“We were neighbors as kids growing up & remained best of friends throughout our high school years. His passing leaves a hole in my heart. I pray...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Al Mantey - Madison, OH

“I got to meet uncle Calvin and it was good times. So upset that I wasn't there but I didn't know and nobody had any way of contacting me but i will...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Becky Hedrick( birman) - VA

“I will always remember Cal as the one foreman who could be counted on to be the cooler head when things looked grim. As a mine foreman, I never saw...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Gund - Madison, OH

“My condolences to the Birman family. Cal was such a great guy and tough as nails football player. His work with the commitee to re-name the...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Ross Rizzo - Madison, OH

“My condolences to Stefani and all of Cal's family. Cal was my childhood friend. He lived down the street & he was my brother's best friend. He & his...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: MaryLynn (Mantey) Cz - Nokomis, FL

“I have fond memories of times spent with Cal and I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all of the family during this difficult...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Birman

“My sincere condolences to Cal's family during this time of sorrow. Rest in peace my friend. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Cain - Mineola, TX

“I knew Calvin from 50+ years ago when we were in Cavaliers together. He could make anyone laugh and smile. I'm sure he will be missed by his family...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Calhoun

“So sorry for your lose Stef. Cal was a good man. You will always have Cal with you in your heart. Prayers sent to you and your family. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Bud & Barb Martin - Geneva, OH

“Cal was someone that I would seek out in the mine. A simple conversation about nothing in particular would make my day better. Thanks Cal, you will...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Randy - Hamilton, OH - Friend

“We were more than work associates, we were friends and buddies. I'll always remember the smile and his "off the wall" comments about things in...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: A B Beasley - Jackson, TN

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Cal many years ago. He was a great guy. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Eckerle - Painesville, OH

“My deepest sympathies from Texas. He was a fantastic forman when I worked for him. He will be missed! ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Jason Kirk - Ashtabula, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Cal was a great power of example for me and I will always hold him close to my heart. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Kathie Kintz - Eastlake

“With Sincere Sympathy for your families loss. God Bless you all and be Comforted knowing Cal's resting in the Lords hands. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Rhonda Thomas - Lakeland, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: The Tagliarini Family - Mentor, OH

“I am forever changed for knowing Cal.he wasn't a forman, he was a friend.I learned a lot of life lessons and I am forever grateful. I will miss your...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: dawn stark - geneva, OH - friend

“Thank you Cal for the many blessings you and your family gave to my life. You are loved, missed and I will always cherish the time we had. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Scott Maresh - New Iberia, LA

“Cal: You sure were a "GREAT" boss to work for! You will be sadly missed. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Doug Leikala - Fairport, OH

“Sorry to hear about Cal. May your memories together help mend your broken heart. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Hal and Ro Wilson - Eastlake, OH

“Cal & I shared many good times together as kids growing up and throughout our military time. We even worked together at Morton Salt Fairport Mine. ...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Al Mantey - Madison, OH - Friend

“so sorry for your lost thinking of you ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: debby stanberry - madison, OH

“Cal was truly an amazing person. No matter how bad and hopeless you thought your situation was - Cal could turn it around and make it seem positive....Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa R Birman - Painesville, OH

“I know the suffering is gone but, your smile will always be with me. I love you and will miss you. Vic ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Vicki McFarland - Chardon, OH

“Another Angel gets his wings! You will be truly missed here on earth. Your laughter, smile, hugs and caring heart made everyone you came in contact...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Bowman - Perry, OH

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Calvin E. Birman, age 67, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born January 6, 1948 in Andover, he was the son of Larry Yarberry and Doris Henderson. He married Stefani Staschiak on February 9, 1982.

Cal served in the U.S. Air Force 1967 -1970. He was stationed at Clark AFB in the Philippines and Com Rohn Bay in Vietnam. Since 1975, he has worked as a foreman for Morton Salt and was a proud member of the Mine Rescue Team. Cal was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Madison and was a 2nd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was active in AA and celebrated 34 years of uninterrupted sobriety. Cal enjoyed life to the fullest with no regrets and always encouraged everyone to love, live and be positive. He always enjoyed time with his family and was proud of their achievements.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Stefani; sons, Jimmy Garren of Pennsylvania, Scott (Ashley) Row of Harpersfield, Eric (Lisa) Birman of Leroy Township, Jamie Row of Geneva, Thomas Birman of Madison, Nicholas (Jenny) Row of Ashtabula, Phillip (Jessica) Birman of Painesville Township; grandchildren, Katarina, Helena, Alexis, Dylan, Aaron, Juliana, Connor, Clayton, Alexis, Tommy, and Payton; one great-grandchild, and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road in Madison. Rev. John Schneider will be officiating. Final Resting Place will be at North Madison Cemetery.

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