July 31, 2009
George Kurtz Bird, a resident of Dedham since 1943, died Thursday, July 29th, 2009 at his home in Dedham after a brief illness. He was 89. George was born March 24, 1920 in Norwood, Massachusetts, one of the three children, and only son, of George Kurtz and Kathleen Sistare (Thomas) Bird. He graduated from the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham with the Class of 1939 and from Amherst College with the Class of 1943. For the next 48 years, until his retirement in 1991, he taught Latin, History and German at the Noble and Greenough School. Mr Bird was the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from Noble and Greenough School, and was the Director and co-founder of the Nobles Day Camp. He was the father of the late Mark S. Bird and the late Peter M. Bird, and the brother of the late Martha S. Wood. George is survived by his wife, Janet (Harris) Bird; his son, George K. Bird IV of Boston; his three daughters, Lucy W. Dudeney of Boston, Christina Lussier of Hopedale, and Kathleen T. Bird of Lee, New Hampshire; his sister, Frances Elizabeth Barr of Lebanon, New Hampshire; 6 grandchildren, and two great grandsons. Private burial was in Old Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, Massachusetts. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 24th at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 59 Court St, Dedham. In lieu of flowers donations to the George K. Bird Jr. Faculty Fund, c/o Nobel and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.