Herbert Calvin, 79, of Fayette, Ohio, died May 13, 2019, one day short of his 80th birthday, at his home, surrounded by his family while under the care of CHP Hospice.
He was born May 14, 1939, in Pioneer, Ohio, the son of Lester and Grace (Walz) Calvin. He married the former Janet Brandeberry on June 28, 1964. She survives.
A longtime resident of Fayette, Herb graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1957. He owned and operated Calvin’s TV and Appliances in downtown Fayette for 35 years, retiring in 1999. Years ago, he was a member of the Fulton County Hand Radio Club and he served as a volunteer firefighter at the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department. He enjoyed model trains and radio-controlled airplanes and was a member of the Hillside Aeromodelers Club. Herb will be remembered as a simple and humble guy who loved his family.
In addition to his wife, Herb is survived by his son, Nate (and Vicki) Calvin of Wauseon, Ohio; his sister, Betty Morrison of Stryker, Ohio; and grandchildren, Cole and Grace Calvin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Rudy and Norman Calvin.
Cremation will take place. A memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, with Pastor Matthew Sauder officiating. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 10 a.m. until the service begins.
Memorial contributions are suggested to benefit the family.