Bernhardt “Bernie” Paul Bird, of Moorepark, passed away on the job Jan. 13, 2009 at the age of 66.
Bernie grew up in Moorepark and moved to Indiana, Missouri and finally to Arlington, Texas, to retire. He was a cook most of his life managing restaurants and food services and recently a part-time security guard.
Bernie is survived by his five children, Brian Bird, William (Kris) Bird, Eric Bird, Nicole Lane (Bird) and Chris of Indiana; seven grandchildren, Ericka, Miranda, Makenna, David, Cierra, Emily Reanne and Emily Elizabeth.
Some of Bernie’s hobbies included cooking, meeting celebrities and he was also an avid sports enthusiast. Bernie believed in the value of hard work and was an inspiration to all. He was a kind and generous man. Bernie will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Respecting Bernie’s wishes, his family will honor him at a private memorial service in celebration of his life on Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at Flatbush Cemetery in Three Rivers.