May 8, 1944 - October 6, 2013
Rodger Warren Bird, age 69, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood, KY. He was an Iron Worker with the Local Union #44, in Cincinnati, OH for 30 years and a member of the Local Union for 44 years. Rodger was a member of Latonia Christian Church as well as a Past Master of Latonia Lodge #746 F. & A.M., former deacon, trustee, custodian and Sunday School teacher at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. He was also an usher at Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, KY and also a Navy Veteran. Rodger is survived by his Wife: Linda Sue Bird; Daughter: Kerri (Marty) Finan; Sons: Micah (Karen) Bird and Joshua (Paige) Bird; Brother: Ron Bird; Grandchildren: Joseph, Stephen, Matthew, Samuel, Natalie and Kelley; and 2 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY with Masonic services at 6:30 PM. Funeral Service will be held the following day, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10 AM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home. An Honor Guard Service and Interment will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, KY at 12 NOON. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Latonia Christian Church 3900 Decoursey Ave. Latonia, KY 41015. Online condolences may be left at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
We are so sorry to learn of Rodger’s passing. He was a good man and a friend all the way back to 28th street!
Our sincere condolences.
Brenda & Charlie Jenkins
Linda and family, I was sorry to learn of Rodgers passing, I to like so many have fond memories of you all at Ashland avenue Baptist church…Sunday school outings and my most recent having seen him bring your grandson to twilight cub scout camp. He was so proud of him. My prayers are with you all and it goes without saying if you need any thing just call. He fought the good fight and is now with our Lord. My our Lord comfort you all and bless each of you.
With Love and blessing in Christ Jesus name.
Sue, I am so glad we all got to spend our time cruising last year.
I am sure Rodger will be the best Connector Director in Heaven.
I will certainly miss him.
Linda, I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart and prayers go out for you and your family. May God’s love and strength be with you all in this time of sorrow. I will keep in touch in the days/weeks to come.
Dear Sue and family,
My prayers to lift you all up continue with much love and whatever you need. I know for sure my heavenly home will have a porch, and I’ll have a ride to worship! Roger did those special things for me here. I will never forget his kindness, and I know our Heavenly Father will not either.
Sue and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Roger always meant so much to Denny and me. Your family is in my prayers.
Linda, Carrie and Micah.
Just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. Roger was a great guy.
Bev and Paul
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Rodger was one of the sweetest people. May your memories of Rodger bring you some comfort at this difficult time. May The Lord grant
you peace also.
We are so saddened by Bird’s death. Our hearts go out to all of you. Will is going to miss him so much. They sure enjoyed navy stories. Love, Will and Marietta
To the family of Roger Bird,
We were all saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. He
will be missed by our Ironworking family. Please know that
our deepest sympathy and all our thoughts and prayers
are with you.
The Brothers and Sisters of Ironworkers Local 44
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, and our family’s loss. I hold many fond memories of Rodger in my heart, including him scaring Julie half to death when she thought he was a biker outlaw! He always had the best sense of humor and great attitude on life. I hold you and your family in my prayers. Love, Cynthia