Dear Friends and Supporters for the Bird Family,
As you may know by now, David Bird was recovered from the Passaic River on Wednesday, March 18th. His body was positively identified by the Morris County authorities on March 19th.
The Bird Family is beyond gratitude for over a year of continuous help and support from friends, family, community, the local and national media, Dow Jones & Company, The Sharing Network, unknown caring individuals, Long Hill Township Police and Fire departments and many surrounding area municipal service agenices, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, the Long Hill Township Public Schools and their devoted staff and teachers, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Stirling and All Saints Episcopalian Church in Millington, other surrounding area houses of worship and their congregations, local businesses, and a wide range of not-for-profit organizions and support groups.
Family friend, Susie Harris, wrote on Facebook, "I am so grateful to have known such a fine, loving, dedicated and resilient man." That is how so many of us feel, despite the overwhelming grief that accompanies the news. Now found, we can take time to reflect further on the immeasurable impact of David's noble life, and honor him and his family with ceremony and closure.
At this time, the Youcaring.com website will remain active for information regarding upcoming services and memorials. Contributions will still be accepted, if you would like to help Nancy, Alex, and Natasha through the transition, or to assist with funeral expenses.
Checks can be made out to "The Bird Family Trust," and sent to:
The Bird Family Trust, P.O. Box 234, Millington, NJ, 07946. Or you can donate online with a credit card. This donation is not tax-deductable.
On behalf of the many friends of the Bird Family, please accept my deepest gratitude for your generosity of resources and spirit over the past fourteen months.