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Howard Glenn Bird

Howard Glenn Bird, 91, passed away at his residence on Thursday April 25, 2019. He was the son of the late A.G. and Ingrid Bird. He is preceded by his wife, Miriam Ruth Bird.

He was a WWII Veteran and a past CEO of Dowty-Rotol Corporation.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Bird of Suffolk, VA. His four grandchildren: Charlotte Hermann of San Antonito, TX, Richard A. Goforth, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA, Jennifer Goforth of Suffolk, VA and Gwendolyn Ramirez of Carlisle, PA. His eleven great grandchildren and two nieces and two nephews.

Howard was loved and will be missed by his family. He will be remembered as a fabulous storyteller that had a great sense of humor.

A memorial service, with Pastor Julie Sterling officiating, will be held on Monday May 13, 2019 at 1 pm at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers please address to Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102 or to Living Waters for the World c/o Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N Broad St, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Just today, 4/27/19, I was thinking of Howard and did a search for him, only to find he passed away two days ago! Working with him many years ago was a very enjoyable and memorable experience. Yes, a great sense of humor and a story teller of renown. He loved to chat about the Redskins games on Monday morning. Howard was a fine man and will be remembered fondly.

Richard Dogaer May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Nancy and family, so very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Sharon Lassiter May 13 2021 12:00 AM

To the family, Please accept my condolences during this time of loss. I hope that you can find the much needed comfort from the words at Psalm 46:1 and 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Kee May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more. JW.ORG

Hope May 13 2021 12:00 AM