Donald E. Bird passed away Aug 6, 2022. He was born in Newark, NJ in 1933. He enlisted in the military at an early age and retired in 1974 as a Master Sergeant in the USAF. He began a second career as a financial planner after obtaining a BA degree from UCF (known as FTU). He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances; daughters Patricia Hedrick, Eileen Davis, and Beverly Dunnigan. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Dr. Kathleen Dylla. Internment will be at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.