Eric Birmingham died peacefully on March 7, 2013. Eric was born in Glens Falls, NY on March 19, 1939 to the late Helen and John Birmingham. Eric met his sweetheart, Joan Dorothy Lord, at the University of Vermont where he studied zoology. He and Joanie married in 1960, after which Eric graduated from McGill University in Montreal as Doctor of Dental Surgery. Eric and Joanie lived in Carlisle MA, and later Bedford MA, where they raised a family and Eric practiced as a dentist for over 35 years. Eric was a pioneer in laser dentistry , and by using technology and playfulness, he was always striving to make the dental experience better for his patients. Eric is survived by his wife, Joan Lord Birmingham of Fort Myers Beach FL and formerly of Bedford MA sister Lee (Jason) Mondale, sister-in-laws Margie (Phil) King and Judy (Roy) Johnston, and sons Bruce of Palmer and Scott (Renee ) of Moultonboro NH, his daughters Amy (Neal) Foley and Diana (Blair) McKeef of Littleton, grandchildren: Patrick, Shannon, and Reagan Foley; Casey, Brady , and Mitchell McKee; Daniel Provencher, fourteen grand nieces and nephews, and dog Honey Bee. A service celebrating Erics life took place in Florida. The family intends to hold another service in the North during the summer. Donations can be sent to IWMF at 3932D Swift Road Sarasota, Florida 34231-6541
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Published in The Bedford Minutemen from Apr. 2 to Apr. 9, 2013