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Carl E. Bird Jr., 72 of Witmer Drive, Northumberland, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home while surrounded by his family.
Carl was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Sunbury, a son of the late Carl E. and Helen M. (Bingaman) Bird.

He was a 1962 graduate of Northumberland High School.
Carl gained employment with Champ Hats, he then became a truck driver for Rea & Derick with 23 years of service, lastly he worked as a lab courier for Geisinger Medical Center until his retirement in 2007.
He was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Point Township.
Carl devoted his life to serving his community. His list of accomplishments include: member of the Northumberland No. 1 Fire Co. including 10 years as assistant fire chief and two years as fire chief, 40-year member of the Point Township Fire Police, and was president for 40 years of the Point Township Fire Co. He was also a member of the Free & Accepted Mason's Eureka Lodge 404 where he served as past master.
Carl was a talented woodworker, and was an avid NASCAR fan who relished the time in his recliner watching the races on his newest big screen TV.

Carl is survived by two sons, David W. Bird and his husband John M. Grube, of Bloomsburg, and Carl E. Bird III and his wife Kari S., of Selinsgrove; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina M. and Tim A. Campbell of Douglassville, seven grandchildren?, Lily and Gracie Campbell, Levi, A. J., Tamara and Kara Bird and Tyler Bennett; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara A. and Wayne E. Horne, of Elysburg; one niece, Tami L. Fisher; one nephew, Terry L. Attinger; three great-nephews; and one great-great niece.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland followed by a Masonic Service at 7:45. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven Middernacht officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland.

Contributions in Carl's memory may be made to the Point Township Fire Company, 738 Old Danville Highway, Northumberland, PA 17857.
Published on April 22, 2017
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