Calvin C. Berlin

Date of Death: October 15, 2011
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Calvin C. Berlin, 86 Calvin C. Berlin, 86, of Lafayette, IN, died at 12:15 PM Saturday October 15, 2011 in his home. He was born March 4, 1925, in Homeworth , OH, to the late Earl and Bertha Berlin. While growing up in Alliance, OH he graduated from Alliance High School and University of Mt.Continue Reading

Paula Read left a message on July 6, 2012:
I know that it is some time since Cal Berlin died, but I only heard today.

Please could you let his family know that I remember him with great affection. He gave me my first job at the American Embassy in London. He was a good and kind boss and a true gentleman.
Sandi Szikszay left a message on October 31, 2011:
Hello -- I am a distant cousin descending from the HIVELY line. Saw the obituary in the Alliance Review. So sorry to hear of Calvin&s passing. If any of the family desires contact, please do so at any time.
Charles Corbitt left a message on October 28, 2011:
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Charles Corbitt left a message on October 28, 2011:
I had the pleasure of working with Cal during the time he worked for American Electric Power&s Economic Development program. Cal was always accommodating, helpful and professional. He never hesitated to share his experience(s)in the foreign service. I escorted Cal to meetings with Ohio companies to discuss exporting. He always offered quality suggestions on exporting and made them feel important. The highlight of my ""Cal"" memories was my trip with him to Mexico City. He was the consummate leader of all of our team&s activities. Cal made everyone very comfortable conducting all of our activities in the new surroundings. I will never forget our group meals and his success at convincing everyone to try new foods. In my case that was eating cactus and Mexican breakfasts. Our Economic Development team will always remember Cal. He was a true gentleman and one of a kind. I will never forget him.
Lisa Williams left a message on October 24, 2011:
It is with sadness that I read of Cal&s passing. He was such a funny, entertaining, and interesting man, with so many stories and experiences to share. I&ve missed seeing Cal and Carolyn across the street since they moved away from Marilyn Drive. They were always kind and thoughtful neighbors.

My sympathies to Carolyn and to all the family. May God comfort and keep you always.


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Kenneth M. Tewel, Jr., M.D. left a message on October 22, 2011:
To the Family of Calvin Berlin:

I am an ophthalmologist in Bloomington, and Calvin was a patient of mine for many years. I wanted to express to his family my sorrow upon learning of his death. I always enjoyed seeing him(and his wife). I had gone to Honduras a number of times to do some eye work, and he was always interested in that and he kind of wanted me to do more of it. I think he was an exceptional person, and I am pleased to have had the honor of knowing him for a number of years. God bless him.


Ken Tewel, M.D.
Christine Lemon left a message on October 20, 2011:
We will miss Cal. I have many fond memories of traveling through South America with him. He was a wonderful storyteller. My favorite story is about one of Bob&s trips to Brazil. He was calling Delta to confirm a plane reservation. He ended talking to Delta Glider company. I&m sure you know the story. It brought many smiles and laughs!

We&ll miss Cal!

Much love,
Christine and Matt Lemon
Anne Foley (and family) left a message on October 20, 2011:
When my husband and I and our two young daughters moved to Bloomington thirteen years ago, we bought a house on Marilyn Drive. We soon discovered that we had made a great choice because we could not have asked for better neighbors. Cal and Carolyn were among those that welcomed us warmly and we enjoyed getting to know them as the years went by. They had so many interesting stories to tell but always made sure to find out what was going on with us too. As we got into the urban chicken hobby, Cal was there with his full support. I remember sending my kids over with fresh eggs on many occasions. One of my favorite wall decorations in our house is a gift from Cal. It is an old etching of domestic poultry from the 1600&s. I look at it every once and a while and admire the detail and marvel at how poultry has changed over the centuries. Of course, I am also reminded of Cal and Carolyn and those days when we lived back on Marilyn Drive...picking cherries in the back yard, watching the hummingbirds fight at the feeder, discussing the fate of those big pine trees out front... Thank you Cal for the great memories. Anne, John, Sarah and Cecilia Foley
Ben and Jenny Robinson left a message on October 19, 2011:
We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Cal, and our thoughts are with you. Cal and Carolyn lived across the street from us here in Bloomington for 5 years and were wonderful neighbors. We met Cal even before we moved to Marilyn Dr., when our family had just moved to Bloomington. The 17-year cicadas returned that year, and walking into work, listening to the cicadas, Ben met Cal, who with his wonderful friendliness picked up a stick, broke it open and pointed out how the cicadas laid their eggs in the twigs for a new generation 17 years hence. It was a wonderful introduction to Bloomington and to Cal. When we moved in across the street, we were treated often to that warm, knowledgeable, funny goodwill. The summer before this last one, Cal and Carolyn invited us to pick their sour cherries for a pie. We believe they had been giving these away for years to their neighbors. It was a high point of our children&s summer. Please give our love to Carolyn.
Mark James left a message on October 19, 2011:
My deepest condolences on Cal&s passing. As you know, Cal and I worked together at American Electric Power. Cal possessed a rare combination of deep knowledge, boyish enthusiasm and caring and concern for others (though he had a funny way of showing it occasionally :) !

I&ll never forget being in Birmingham, UK with him and a senior officer of our company. We had just arrived, famished and met Cal at a restaurant to plan the next day&s activities. Cal said he had just eaten and didn&t want to order anything. Cal got into this 100 mile an hour dialogue on plans, etc. and picked up a fork and starting absentmindedly eating right off the plate of the EVP, all the while gesturing, talking and directing the conversation. It was a classic Cal moment!

The world is a better place for Cal having been in it.

Blessings to you and your family,

Mark James
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