Gareld “Gary” L. Bird, age 92, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 22nd, 2013

American FlagGary BirdGARELD ‘GARY’ L. BIRD, age 92, of Lombard, World War II Veteran, Former Village of Lombard Trustee, died January 21 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 24 from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 25 with prayers at 9:00 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 9:30 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery, Winfield, Illinois.

Mr. Bird is survived by his son, Richard Michael (Dayna) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his daughter, Barbara (Calen) Currence of Elgin; three Grandchildren, Jennifer Currence of Florida, Cassandra (Sean) Romack of Elgin, and Hillary Bird of San Francisco, California; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Julia; four sisters, Joyce (George) Koons of Wisconsin, Mary Lou (Donn) Klink of Iowa, Norma Lee Bock of DeKalb, and Sharon (Don) Loe of California; and many other relatives, nieces, and nephews.
Mr. Bird is preceded in death by his wife, Victoria T., nee Rejzer; one brother and one sister.

Mr. Bird was a Veteran having served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in the Pacific, Air Offensive Japan with the 41st Photo Recon SquadRON.
Mr. Bird was a Past President and Longtime Member of the Lombard Rotary. He was Past Lombard Jaycees Man of the Year. He was the 1996 Grand Marshall for the Lombard Lilac Parade. Mr. Bird was a Past President of St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was an active member and Usher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Mr. Bird was longtime member of the Lombard Historical Society and the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. He was a former Village Trustee for Lombard and served on many Boards and Commissions. Mr. Bird was a member of the Lombard Jaycees and the Lombard YMCA. Mr. Bird had moved to Lombard over 40 years ago.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 South Elizabeth, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.


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