Harvey L. Calichman

13 febrero , 19421 julio , 2021

Harvey L. Calichman – of Salem, entered into rest on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the age of 79. Devoted father of Peter Calichman and his wife Amy of Lynnfield, Rob Calichman and his wife Meghan of Berkeley Heights, NJ and Jason Calichman and his wife Erin of Swampscott. Cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Jack and Jordan Calichman and Logan and Mackenzie Calichman and Drew, Ty and Finn Calichman. The loving brother of Irna Plotkin. Former spouse of Janice (Yanna) Calichman and the late Marilyn (Longo) Calichman. Dear son of the late David and Evelyn (Sherman) Calichman.

Harvey grew up in Revere, graduated from Revere High School in 1959 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. Harvey was a proud veteran having served during Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, he went on to receive his Bachelors from Northeastern University and received a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. He was a Sergeant in the Boston Police Department, and went on to be a Probation Officer at Peabody District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was an adjunct professor for 37 years at North Shore Community College, where he was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award. He was a dedicated member of Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post #4, a Board member of North Shore Veterans Counseling Service, N.R.A. and G.O.A.L. Harvey raised his family in Swampscott and was a devoted family man who absolutely loved his country, and he enjoyed dancing, storytelling, white russians and spending time with his cherished family and many friends. Harvey was a kind and generous man who will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

Funeral services for Harvey are private. Harvey’s final resting place will be at Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery in Everett, MA.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Beverly Vietnam Veterans Post #1, P.O. Box 661, Beverly, MA 01915.


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Harvey L. Calichman


Thomas ONeill

7 julio , 2021

Truly a remakable gentleman. I enjoyed our court house conversations over the years. A guy you could always count on.

Tom O`Neill, PPD, Ret.

Peter Flynn

7 julio , 2021

Harvey was a gentle sole and a great person. Just simply the best.

Peter Flynn

Jane Leary Levesque

7 julio , 2021

To the children of Harvey... Thank you for sharing your dad with the world. To him you were his greatest love and his greatest joy. May loving memories of your dad bring you comfort and courage at this time of loss and beyond. Peace and Blessings, Shalom, Jane

Kristine Babcock

6 julio , 2021

I’m gonna miss Harvey sooo much! What a fun, kind and generous man! I met Harvey through the NSCC Veterans Center - Harvey was always so concerned with the well being of our student veterans.

Always so easy to talk to and a lot of fun!! He made an impact on many people’s lives.

Love you and miss you Harvey

xoxo Kristine

Andrea Perrault

6 julio , 2021

Harvey was a gifted teacher at North Shore Community College. We shared information about caring for elder parents in the copy room before our respective classes. He will be missed.

Gary Cowles

5 julio , 2021

Worked with Harvey for more than 30 years. Shared good times and bad. He loved life and adored his three sons. He will be missed.

Garry Long

5 julio , 2021

I am very sad in hearing the news about my very good friend. We met in the late seventies in the Peabody Court circles. He somehow talked me into coaching a 7th grade basketball team that Peter was a star on and our friendship grew from there. From softball with the Pina Coladas to teaching at North Shore together he was an amazing presence in my and my family's life. Justine and Rob saw him as ten feet tall and knew that he was always there for them. From plays to soccer games to days at the beach he was always in my children's life. I will be forever grateful. Susan and and I attended many wacky parties that Harvey would host and always had fun. My Friend I will always miss you. I will hear Bonnie Raitt sing one of her ballads and I will look for you to be eyes closed emoting so much wisdom. I will toast your memory and will with all my heart miss you. Love you my Friend.

Karen Nielsen

5 julio , 2021

Harvey was such a supportive mentor and long time friend to me for over 30 years. I will always have a deep place for him in my heart. Reason, season lifetime pal. 💕RIP

Paulo Braga

5 julio , 2021

Harvey and I were friends for over 45 years. He occupied a very special place in my heart. When I became a citizen of my adoptive country, he was present to affirm
the best decision I ever made. I will miss you my dearest friend. Paulo

Joe Fucci

4 julio , 2021

My heart is broken. Harvey has been my best friend since 1965.
I will always treasure our time together.
There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Rest In Peace my friend.