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Darlene T. Bird, 75, of Walnutport, passed peacefully away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert A. Bird. Born on November 29, 1942 in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Rose H. (Kroboth) Rockel. After graduating from Northampton High School, Darlene and Robert were married on June 10th, 1961 and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year. Most recently, Darlene was employed for Weis Food Stores in Whitehall, working in the bakery. Prior to that, she worked as a kindergarten teacher’s aid for Lehigh Township Elementary School and also worked at various garment mills throughout the area. Darlene loved gardening, quilting and spending time with friends traveling or just relaxing at home on the porch. Since being diagnosed with lymphoma herself, Darlene enjoyed knitting hats for cancer patients and helping others manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons: Michael A. Bird of Walnutport, James E. Bird and wife Andrea C. of Greensboro, NC; Grandchildren: Andrew R., and Nicole J.; Sister: Kathleen M. and husband Larry C. Creyer of Walnutport; Aunt: Elsie Kroboth of Walnutport and many nieces and nephews that Darlene had special places for in her heart. She was predeceased by a son Thomas Bird.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at St. Nicholas Catholic church, 1152 Oak Rd, Walnutport. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 A.M.Arrangements are being handled by Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can please be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Micheal and family,My heart goes out to all of you, may you find solace knowing she is with you all in your heart. Heaven has another angel and you a broken heart, but she is with you when you feel the breeze across your face, you see a special moment. Know she is with you always in memory and spirit, watching over all of you with love. Let her memory help you heal. My love...
Susan Bonney Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
Sending our love, hugs and hearts to the entire family! We love you all! -Bryan, Ali, Elias and Luca
Ali Fujimoto Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM
Bob,Mike and family, please accept my sincere condolences on Darlenes passing...May she rest in eternal peace...
Jeff Minnich Sr. Miami,Florida Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM
Jim I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts at this time. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of happy times with your mom. Jennifer Weast
Jennifer Weast Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM
Mike, I know this is a tough time for you, the loss of a loved one so close is devastating, but as time passes you will feel more at ease. I lost my Mom in 2005 and to this day there's not a day that goes by where I can smell her perfume, and feel her presence. Your Mom will always be with you and she will be your guardian Angel watching over you. The memories you have of your Mom will stay alive in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Peace be to God
Sheila Barrall Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM
I cannot begin to imagine what this loss mean to you, dear Mike. Know that I'll be thinking of you and holding you in my heart. Peace.
Mary Lilley-Thompson Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM
Grandmom - I am so glad we made it there to see you and hold your hand and kiss your forehead and you knew we all made it. I always joked I needed one more quilt. I knew me and Jim were the lucky ones who had so much love in our home and on our bed all made with your two hands. I will find a way to display all of that somehow. You were so brave at the end. I am so glad you are with the two people who mean the most. Love you forever.
Andrea Bird Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM
Grandmom I will miss your sweet smile and how kind you were to everyone. I always loved our shopping trips. I will always think of you when I wear my beanies. Miss you so much already. Love - Nikki your granddaughter
Nicole Bird Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM