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Kenneth J. Bird, 89, Army Veteran, Fleas Club Member

Kenneth Bird died Tuesday at 89.

Kenneth Bird (contributed photo)
Kenneth Bird (contributed photo)

Kenneth J. Bird, 89, of Palmer Twp., PA died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus.

Born October 7, 1924 in Scranton, PA he was a son of the late William and Mary (Grady) Bird.

A 1942 graduate of Easton High School, he had been employed by Mack Printing for more than 40 years before retiring. He served in the Army during WWII and was a physical fitness nut, who enjoyed tennis, bicycling and walking.

He was a member of the Fleas Club and 26 year volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Marian Cawley; 4 daughters: Louise B. Mease and her husband Wayne D. of Canadensis, PA; Eleanor B. Neff and her husband Chuck of Cape May Court House, NJ; Donna Jean Lederer and her husband Ron of Danielsville, PA; Eileen A. Lewis and her husband William of Northampton, PA; a sister: Dorothy Potteiger of Palmer Twp., PA; 6 grandchildren: Molly and Rachel Lederer; Benjamin and Mandy Mease; Matthew and Amy Neff; and 2 great-grandchildren: Leah Dorney and Jase Lederer. He was predeceased by a sister: Evelyn Rossi.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Avenue, Easton, with visitation from 10:30 to 11 in the church. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton, PA 18045 or to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, 4240 Fritch Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18020. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com

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