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Tilvon Mitchell
B: 1956-09-01
D: 2017-07-15
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Mitchell, Tilvon
KANYE CHAMPELLE
B: 2004-08-24
D: 2017-07-12
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CHAMPELLE, KANYE
CURTIS MOCK
B: 1974-05-10
D: 2017-07-12
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MOCK, CURTIS
Rocene Jackson
B: 1945-08-16
D: 2017-07-07
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Jackson, Rocene
Margretta Thomas
B: 1953-12-04
D: 2017-07-06
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Thomas, Margretta
KEVIN WATSON
B: 1960-02-10
D: 2017-07-05
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WATSON, KEVIN
PERCY RAGLAND
B: 1929-01-21
D: 2017-07-05
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RAGLAND, PERCY
Rita Morton
B: 1951-08-11
D: 2017-07-03
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Morton, Rita
Laura McBride
B: 1941-08-05
D: 2017-06-28
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McBride, Laura
EARLY SIMS
B: 1936-08-02
D: 2017-06-19
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SIMS, EARLY
Mackenzie Mayle
B: 2011-06-08
D: 2017-06-16
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Mayle, Mackenzie
Belinda Walls
B: 1951-08-05
D: 2017-06-13
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Walls, Belinda
Kenover Vance
B: 1982-07-30
D: 2017-06-11
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Vance, Kenover
IRA CAMPBELL
B: 1934-12-05
D: 2017-06-07
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CAMPBELL, IRA
Dan-ita Gunnell
B: 1968-09-06
D: 2017-06-05
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Gunnell, Dan-ita
Love Gamble
B: 1950-08-28
D: 2017-06-04
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Gamble, Love
Hope Lewis
B: 1970-04-11
D: 2017-06-03
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Lewis, Hope
VICTOR WOODSON
B: 1960-08-25
D: 2017-06-03
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WOODSON, VICTOR
CARL LATHAM
B: 1947-08-28
D: 2017-06-01
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LATHAM, CARL
JAMES HOLLEY
B: 1950-11-15
D: 2017-05-31
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HOLLEY, JAMES
PAUL LEWIS
B: 1954-01-27
D: 2017-05-30
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LEWIS, PAUL

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Thomas E. Caliman

The Caliman Family has been in the “death care” business for more than 29 years.  Mr. Thomas E. Caliman is a well known and respected Funeral Director and Embalmer with extensive experience in the State of Ohio.  He has vast knowledge and practical experience in all facets of funeral operations including pre-planning, memorial services, preparation of the remains, burial, administration, purchasing and sales.

Caliman Funeral Service is owned and operated by Mr. Thomas E. Caliman and his wife Barbara.

Barbara A. Caliman

Barbara Caliman is Co-Owner, wife of Thomas and Office Administrator.  After retiring from Human Services she came to work for Caliman Funeral Services.  She enjoys serving Christ, her family, and music (listening, playing directly, and singing it).  Barbara has attended Ohio University of Zanesville and Zane State College and is always looking for increased knowledge.  She heartily endorses keeping children busy

J. Richard Caliman

Richard Caliman is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is also licensed to sell Final Expense Funeral Arrangements and assists in selling monuments. He has served at Caliman Funeral Services since June 2004. He enjoys and counts it a privilege to serve families in any and all of these capacities.

Richard was born and raised in Zanesville , Ohio. He relocated to the Columbus area after graduating mortuary school in 1998. Richard completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Clarion University, Clarion, PA in 1994. He also holds an Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Since 1991, he has worked in various capacities in the funeral industry. Richard is the eldest son of Thomas and Barbara Caliman, the owners of Caliman Funeral Services.

Richard resides in Pickerington, Ohio and is father to three daughters, Mecca, Kenya, and Paris.

S. Bertram Robinson

During the past six years, S. Bertram Robinson has served as the primary business consultant and Director of Operations for Caliman Funeral Services.  He is responsible for advising our CEO in all areas of business planning, budgeting, and operation.  Bert coordinates activities for long and short range planning, positions descriptions staff training and development, subcontracts, and community relations.

Bert is a strong Christian and competent professional.  He is the founder and President of His Vision Enterprises and holds a BA from the University of Akron and an MS from Case Western Reserve University.  His professional background includes work in the areas of juvenile corrections, community organization and social planning, social research, individual and group counseling, and professional tennis instruction.  Bert resides in Pickerington, Ohio with his wife, Debbie, who serves as World Languages Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education.

Brenda Joe Cherry

Brenda J. Cherry is presently serving at Caliman Funeral Services as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Brenda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She received a BSN degree from Mt. Carmel College of Nursing. She is a retired registered nurse.  Brenda has a daughter and two grandchildren that she loves and enjoys.  Brenda also loves traveling, music, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Sylvester Lee Harrington, Jr.

Sylvester Harrington is the owner of Harrington Limousine Services.  He has been in the limousine business since 1999 and contributes his success to his professionalism and dependability.  The Harrington Limousine Service has provided services to Caliman Funeral Services for the past 7 years.  His ability to multitask his job responsibilities includes lead driver, driver assignments, and vehicle maintenance, providing additional limousines from his personal fleet, and assisting Caliman staff during services.

Sylvester is the eldest son of eight siblings relocated to Columbus, Ohio from Miami, Florida.  In Sylvester’s younger years he lived with his grandmother Fannie McClain.  After attending Bexley High School, he joined the armed forces Navy Branch, and is currently retired from Laborers’ District Council and Contractors of Ohio through Laborers International Union of North America Local 423 AFL CIO after 30 years of service.

Sylvester and wife Freda J. Harrington enjoy spending time with family and traveling.  Wife Freda is also retired from Discover Card Financial Services after 18 years of service.  Sylvester enjoys watching and attending sporting events when he is not behind the wheel of one of his limousines.

Patricia A. Hunt

Patricia is a highly motivated, dedicated and hard working individual who takes pride in her works and excels for high performance standards.  Patricia has been a property manager and has managed over 250 units.  She also worked as an assistant teacher with the MRDD population.  Patricia is a funeral assistant of Caliman Funeral Services and has been with the firm since October 2007.