John was a beautiful human being. I admired his great faith, his love of the church, the city , his country and family. He will be missed. Sincerely, Dotty Rowan
Dear Betsy, John and Bruce,
I was deeply saddened by the news of Uncle John's passing. I didn't know he lived and went to school in Cincinnati. Cincinnati will now have an extra special meaning in my heart since my husband and I now live in Cincinnati. I will miss his Christmas letters. He was a wonderful man. Our condolences to you and your family.
Mike and Sandy (Grogloth) Brown
I did not know Mr. Bird, however, I want to thank him for his service to our great country as one of the Greatest Generation.
Deepest sympathy to the family of John Commons Bird during this very difficult time. May the many memories of your love one remain within the core of your heart and reflections.
My condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father. May God be a refuge during your time of grief. Ps. 34:17
My prayers and condolences to the family. Uncle John was married to my mother's sister Irene. We could not have asked for a better person through all the years to be in our family. A kind and generous man who always thought of others. A wise and funny man with a grand sense of humor. A pleasure to be with and a man who set a stellar example of how to be a good family man, husband and father. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. I am deeply grateful to have known him and very saddened by his passing. lynette bremer (niece) valparaiso indiana.
My condolences to the family at this most difficult time. May the God of all comfort be with your family. 2Corth 1:3,4
Dear Betsy, John, and Bruce and families,
It is with deep regret that I read of your dear father's passing. Of all the
people I have known he was one of the nicest, most kind, and most brilliant person I have ever known. Your mother was pretty special as well.
We share your great loss, and are so
happy that you had your father for so many years. He adored all three of you
and was especially proud of the grandchildren. We often talked in the
afternoons, when he stopped in Browdy's
to rest up in the middle of a walk.
Fondly and with love,
Marilyn Browdy Leonard for the Browdy
Betsy, John and Bruce, my very heartfelt condolences to each of you on your father's passing. I first learned of John's death through the local obituaries this morning. Your parents were wonderful friends of my parents, and particularly our fathers were friends for life as a result of their Dartmouth College/Pittsburgh connection. My sympathies to the family. fred garfield
Betsy, I remember our carpool of teachers going to Leeds
Elementary each morning as well as the interesting conversations. Your Mom and Dad were so special and always interested in your friends. May GOD bless you with
Love and prayers to the Bird Family.
When Mac and I moved to Birmingham in 1980, John and Irene took us "under their wings" and made us feel so at home. Their friendship has meant the world to us over the years.How we will miss John's quick wit and intelligent conversations. Now he is "holding court" in heaven ,with Irene by his side. Love to Betsy, John and Bruce, Anne and Mac Greaves
John and Irene were friends of my parents, David and Yvonne Griffin, in Louisville, Ky. When they would visit us in Birmingham, they looked forward to seeing him and "solving the problems of the world" while sitting on the deck. I shall miss his intellect. Deepest sympathy, Susan Griffin Bowman
Betsy, back when we were riding to Leeds in the VW bus I heard many interesting stories about John and Irene, and I had the pleasure of meeting them a few times. Please accept my condolences.
Dianne McKinnon Burnett