November 10, 2017

Ruth K. Birman, age 87, of Maitland, passed away on Oct. 28, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter - Altamonte Springs. She was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, a daughter of the late Maurice and Anne Horwich Kohn. Ruth was married to her high school sweetheart, Gerald Birman, for 56 years when he passed away in Feb. 2016. In 1971, they relocated to the Orlando area from Denver after he retired from the United States Air Force. Ruth spent many years working as a teaching assistant.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Barton of Maitland; and grandchildren, Cory, Matthew (Ameera), Rachel, Michaela, Amber and Elicia. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Michele.

A funeral service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

In memory of Ruth Kohn Birman, the family requests contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E 33 Street, New York NY 10016,

Local arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.


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