Passed September 17, 2012 Ron was born on September 27, 1944 in Montebello, CA to Jack and Donna Bird. He attended Serra High School, CA and Loyola University, CA. He was a commercial airlines pilot for 26 years. Ron met Cecily on Catalina Island where each of them were on vacation with their families. They married on December 31, 1966 in Long Beach, CA. Survivors included his wife Cecily of 45 years, daughter Stephanie Ann, son John D. and wife Anne.