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Please pray for my friend Cherie Wortman and her two children. Edward has been found but not the outcome we all prayed for. This is devastating news. No matter how much you think you are ready for answers, you are never ready for the reality…and the answers rarely come with it. Love you Cherie. by Nancy Fleming Bird

Please pray for my friend Cherie Wortman and her two children. Edward has been found but not the outcome we all prayed for. This is devastating news. No matter how much you think you are ready for answers, you are never ready for the reality…and the answers rarely come with it. Love you Cherie.
by Nancy Fleming Bird
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Please pray for justice in this case that affects all Missing Person’s families. Fliers are so important to gain awareness of a missing loved one. It’s a tragedy that my friend Jan and her family have had to deal with this. by Nancy Fleming Bird

Please pray for justice in this case that affects all Missing Person’s families. Fliers are so important to gain awareness of a missing loved one. It’s a tragedy that my friend Jan and her family have had to deal with this.
by Nancy Fleming Bird
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by Nancy Fleming Bird

by Nancy Fleming Bird
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This is my friend’s husband. She’s trying so hard to find him. Please share. by Nancy Fleming Bird

This is my friend’s husband. She’s trying so hard to find him. Please share.
by Nancy Fleming Bird
from Find David Bird http://ift.tt/1HZsHS5

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, I buried my beloved husband, David…

On Thursday, March 26, 2015

    I buried my beloved husband, David. We are finally able to truly grieve and it hurts more than I imagined. The finality of David’s passing is gut wrenching but I am comforted by the tremendous welcome home he had at the church on Wednesday evening and the beautiful farewell ceremony on Thursday. He is resting in peace now and we can all rest easier because of it.
    Thank you for all of your comforting words, prayers, support and generosity over the past 14 months. I know what I posted many of you shared and so many people worldwide were praying for David’s safe return home. He did return home…the shell of him was returned to us but his soul is surely in heaven.
    On this journey, I have been blessed in many ways. The most comforting was being welcomed into the world of missing loved ones. It is not a club any of us chose to be in but I am grateful for the network of courageously strong and loving people I met who helped me along this painful journey. Friends, my family of the missing are still my family and although I have stepped out of the inner circle I will always cherish our friendship and do what I can to help find the missing. I ask all my FB friends to continue sharing the pleas of hope to find the missing. If we didn’t continue to spread the word of David’s red jacket he would never have been found.
    Peace and Love to you today and everyday.
    by Nancy Fleming Bird
    from Find David Bird http://ift.tt/1EQoCfT

I am so sorry for your loss. Davis sounds like a wonderful father and husband. Prayers sending your way. by Renee Weyeneth-Harpster

I am so sorry for your loss. Davis sounds like a wonderful father and husband. Prayers sending your way.
by Renee Weyeneth-Harpster
from Find David Bird http://ift.tt/1xKxnpi

Obituary – David Christopher Bird

David Christopher Bird

David C. Bird, who went missing on January 11, 2014, after going for a walk near his home in Millington, NJ, was found dead on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

David, 55 years old when he vanished, was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones for more than 20 years. He is a former reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press, The Times of Trenton, the Lawrence Ledger, AP/Dow Jones, McGraw Hill News, and Knight-Ridder.

A 1980 journalism graduate from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, David graduated Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville in 1976. He attended elementary school at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ, where he grew up.

In 1989, David met his future wife, Nancy Fleming, while they were both working in New York City. They soon found they had much in common—both were the youngest of six children in large Irish-American families, loved traveling and shared an irreverent sense of humor. They were married in 1991 and welcomed their son Alex in 1998 and daughter Tasha in 2001.

David adored his wife and their two children. He especially cherished the last 10 years of his life, made possible by a liver transplant from an anonymous donor in 2004. After David’s transplant, the Birds became advocates for organ and tissue donations, and David became an avid walker, runner, cyclist and hiker, as well as an adult leader of Long Hill Township’s Boy Scout Troop 56. In 2012, he completed the Harrisburg Marathon and in 2013, the New York City Marathon. His active lifestyle, optimism and sheer zest for living inspired countless transplant recipients, proving they could live productive, happy, healthy lives following surgery.

David enjoyed listening to a variety of musical genres, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, and traveling throughout the world. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family and watching his children’s lives unfold.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Walter T., Sr., and Anna (née McLernon) and two brothers, Walter T. “Wally,” Jr., and Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy Fleming Bird; and their children, Alexander and Natasha; his sisters, Maryann of London and Kathleen of Hackettstown, NJ; his brother Dennis (Sheila) of Boston; his brother- in-law and four sisters-in-law, Thomas (Beverly) Fleming of Wausau, WI; Chris Fleming (James Wiggins) of New York City; Patty (Gerry) Lyng of McCleary, WA; Mary Lou (Jim) Kauffman of Etters, PA; Kathleen (Larry) Kreider of Marco Island, FL; and his mother-in-law, Virginia Fleming of New Cumberland, PA. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

All are invited to celebrate David’s remarkable life with his loved ones. Visitation hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 249 Bebout Avenue, Stirling, NJ, 07980. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Carton on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., also at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Home of Gillette, NJ. For more information and on-line condolences, please visit http://ift.tt/1LCXpX5.

Contributions in David’s memory may be made to:
The Bird Family Trust
P.O. Box 234
Millington, NJ 07946

Or

NJ Sharing Network Foundation
691 Central Ave.
New Providence, NJ 07974
Online at: http://ift.tt/1CHfOxG
by Nancy Fleming Bird
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Dear Nancy, Bless your dear Heart!! So sorry! by Judy Perna

Dear Nancy, Bless your dear Heart!! So sorry!
by Judy Perna
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Funeral Arrangements for David Bird

All are invited to celebrate David’s remarkable life with his loved ones. Visitation hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 249 Bebout Avenue, Stirling, NJ, 07980. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Carton on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., also at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Home of Gillette, NJ. For more information and on-line condolences, please visit Valley Memorial Funeral Home. Valley Memorial Funeral Home

Obituary .pdf download

We extend our sympathy and prayers to David Bird’s family

We extend our sympathy and prayers to David Bird’s family. The family of Noemi Gonzalez understands the pain and agony experienced when a loved one is missing. Our sister, Noemi, disappeared from her home in North Miami over a year ago on 2/12/14 and we are desperately searching for her and will not stop until we find her. Finding your David is a blessing and there is some comfort in doing so. There will still be much to do and know surrounding the circumstances that lead to his disappearance. Our prayers are with your family today and in the difficult days still ahead.

Noemi Gonzalez Missing Person FB page:
http://ift.tt/1BXoNY2
by CaveMom Denis
from Find David Bird http://ift.tt/1BXoNY4