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Howard G. 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 World War II veteran and a past chief executive officer of Dowty-Rotol Corporation.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Bird, of Suffolk; his four grandchildren: Charlotte Hermann, of San Antonio, Texas, Richard A. Goforth Jr., of Williamsburg, Jennifer Goforth, of Suffolk, and Gwendolyn Ramirez, of Carlisle, Pa.; his 11 great-grandchildren; 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 at 1 p.m. Monday May 13, 2019, 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.