Dean Weber Firman

Born: Thu., Apr. 15, 1948
Died: Fri., Jun. 17, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Jun. 23, 2016
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Dean Weber Firman, 68, 1502 Cumberland Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:54 PM of cancer.   He was born April 15, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Arthur and Marjorie (Whitehead) Firman and they are deceased.   He was married to Jennifer Jones on April 15, 1972 and she survives along with three children, Emily Marie Clegg and husband Stephen of Columbus, Ohio; Nathan M. Firman of Columbus, Ohio and Matthew W. Firman of Troy, Ohio; one brother, Terry Firman and wife Barbara of Manchester, Tennessee and four grandchildren, Brianna N. Firman, Hannah N. Firman, Claire M. Clegg and Carter J. Clegg.   Two brothers, Ronald Firman and Jack Firman are deceased.   Mr. Firman attended Texas A and M for agriculture.   He was a United States Air Force veteran.   He was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as a federal meat and poultry inspector.   He was the past local President of the National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Frank Amberger.    Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.    Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, Sidney, Ohio on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4-8 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73123-1718.     Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   Mr. Firman was a great man, a proud veteran, a Mopar aficionado, a great outdoorsman, most of all he was one of the biggest hearted people around.   Condolences may be expressed to the Firman family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Dean's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718

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Angela Westgerdes
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016

I am so very sorry for your loss. you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Marilyn Soelter
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016


Deepest sympathy to all of you. Marilyn Soelter

Marty Ahrens
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Jennifer and family
So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Reenie O'Leary
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
So sorry for the passing of your husband. Will keep you and you family in my prayers. Reenie

Chandi Shah
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Jennifer, Nathan, Matt and Emily-My heart breaks for you. I will never forget the years of my childhood I spent with your family and how wonderful Dean was. I pray your pain is eased knowing that he is in a better place now. He, just as all of you, will always have a special place in my heart. We love you all so much!