Ashton Funeral Home


Marian C. Bird

December 5, 2017

Marian C. Bird

Marian Cawley Bird, 85 formerly of Palmer Twp., PA died Tuesday, December  5, 2017 at Sacred Heart by the Creek Senior Living in Northampton, PA. Born May 10, 1932 in Easton, PA she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Marian (Smith) Cawley. A graduate of Phillipsburg High School Class of 1949, she had been employed by Mack Printing in Wilson for 2 years and St Andrew’s Nursery School in Palmer Twp.  for 20 years. She was a Charter member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church where she was active in all areas of ministry including Council, Choir and SAW.  Marian volunteered for Meals on Wheels for more than 40 years and was a member of the 49er’s Club.

She is survived by four daughters: Louise Mease, Eleanor Neff, Donna Lederer and Eileen Lewis; a sister: Muriel Dragotta; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband Kenneth J. Bird died in 2014.

Services are 11:30 AM Friday (Dec. 8) in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton with a calling period from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in the church.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton, PA 18045; Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020 or the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

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