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Edward O. Bird

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 29, 1934 - May 12, 2024

Edward O. Bird Obituary

Beloved husband of the late Shirley Bird for 64 1/2 years. Loving Father of Dave (Karen) Bird, Mary Ann (the late Reed) Lynn, and Dan (Deirdre) Bird. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Jennifer) Bird, Nicholas (Karissa) Bird, Andrew (Jennifer) Bird, Alex Lynn, Emily Lynn, Eric Lynn, Hannah Bird, and Ryan Bird. Loving great-grandfather of seven. Ed passed away peacefully on May 12, 2024, at the age of 89.

Ed Bird was the very definition of a "good man." Honest. Hardworking. Humble. He lived a life of service - first in the U.S. Army, followed by a 30+ year career on the Cincinnati Police force. Following his retirement from the police force, he worked in security at GE Aircraft Engines and Cincinnati Financial. He was a proud 32° Mason and active in the Scottish Rite. Family was everything to Ed. For his kids he was an exemplary role model of a devoted husband and father, and he loved his wife Shirley beyond measure. The couple enjoyed a lifelong group of close friends and extensive travel. Ed's greatest joy was time spent at the beloved family farm in Indiana. A day spent mowing (or any manner of physical labor) along side his Dad, and later his kids and grandkids, was a perfect day. Ed made the world a better place and he will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31st, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Masonic funeral rites will be rendered beginning at 10:45 a.m. by Cincinnati-Lafayette Lodge No. 483. Interment Greendale Cemetery in Greendale, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to The Shield and Honor Flight. Sympathy may be expressed at www.springgrove.org

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Edward O. Bird hosted by Spring Grove Funeral Homes.

Beloved husband of the late Shirley Bird for 64 1/2 years. Loving Father of Dave (Karen) Bird, Mary Ann (the late Reed) Lynn, and Dan (Deirdre) Bird. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Jennifer) Bird, Nicholas (Karissa) Bird, Andrew (Jennifer) Bird, Alex Lynn, Emily Lynn, Eric Lynn, Hannah Bird, and Ryan Bird. Loving great-grandfather of seven. Ed passed away peacefully on May 12, 2024, at the age of 89.

Ed Bird was the very definition of a "good man." Honest. Hardworking. Humble. He lived a life of service - first in the U.S. Army, followed by a 30+ year career on the Cincinnati Police force. Following his retirement from the police force, he worked in security at GE Aircraft Engines and Cincinnati Financial. He was a proud 32° Mason and active in the Scottish Rite. Family was everything to Ed. For his kids he was an exemplary role model of a devoted husband and father, and he loved his wife Shirley beyond measure. The couple enjoyed a lifelong group of close friends and extensive travel. Ed's greatest joy was time spent at the beloved family farm in Indiana. A day spent mowing (or any manner of physical labor) along side his Dad, and later his kids and grandkids, was a perfect day. Ed made the world a better place and he will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31st, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Masonic funeral rites will be rendered beginning at 10:45 a.m. by Cincinnati-Lafayette Lodge No. 483. Interment Greendale Cemetery in Greendale, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to The Shield and Honor Flight. Sympathy may be expressed at www.springgrove.org

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Edward O. Bird hosted by Spring Grove Funeral Homes.

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