In memory of
Robert Bird
Bird, Robert Byron MADISON - Robert Byron Bird, age 96, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Madison, Wis. He was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Bryan, Texas, to the late Byron and Ethel Bird. After serving in the U.S. Army as an officer in the 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion during World War II, Bob dedicated his life to teaching, writing and research. Bob received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where he continued for over 60 years as a professor in the chemical engineering department and as Professor Emeritus after his retirement. Bob is known for his research, books and papers on Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian fluids, including fluid dynamics of polymers, polymer kinetic theory and rheology. He lectured and taught internationally and received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science in 1987 awarded by President Ronald Reagan, the Bingham Medal in 1974 and Eringen Medal in 1983. Bob was fascinated by foreign languages and spoke eight fluently and authored several books in and on the Japanese and Dutch languages. He was granted the Dutch title Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau for his "exceptional contributions to the promotion of Dutch language and culture in the United States and at the University of Wisconsin." He loved hiking, canoeing, writing limericks, creating puzzles and hot chocolate. He loved opera, classical music and was an accomplished pianist, organist and composer. Bob was an avid genealogist, authoring several books on his family heritage. Bob is survived by his brother, John Bird and John's wife, Patricia, of McKinney, Texas; along with three nieces and two nephews, their spouses, their children and grandchildren. In lieu of a funeral service, Bob wanted to sponsor an organ concert to be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Madison. Due to current conditions this concert will be held in his memory at a later date. A private burial service will be held in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Bob will be laid to rest next to his parents. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com . In lieu of sending flowers please make donations in his memory to the University of Wisconsin Foundation at the following link: www.supportuw.org/giveto/BirdMemorial . Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road, Madison (608) 238-3434
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In memory of
Robert Bird
Bird, Robert Byron MADISON - Robert Byron Bird, age 96, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Madison, Wis. He was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Bryan, Texas, to the late Byron and Ethel Bird. After serving in the U.S. Army as an officer in the 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion during World War II, Bob dedicated his life to teaching, writing and research. Bob received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where he continued for over 60 years as a professor in the chemical engineering department and as Professor Emeritus after his retirement. Bob is known for his research, books and papers on Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian fluids, including fluid dynamics of polymers, polymer kinetic theory and rheology. He lectured and taught internationally and received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science in 1987 awarded by President Ronald Reagan, the Bingham Medal in 1974 and Eringen Medal in 1983. Bob was fascinated by foreign languages and spoke eight fluently and authored several books in and on the Japanese and Dutch languages. He was granted the Dutch title Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau for his "exceptional contributions to the promotion of Dutch language and culture in the United States and at the University of Wisconsin." He loved hiking, canoeing, writing limericks, creating puzzles and hot chocolate. He loved opera, classical music and was an accomplished pianist, organist and composer. Bob was an avid genealogist, authoring several books on his family heritage. Bob is survived by his brother, John Bird and John's wife, Patricia, of McKinney, Texas; along with three nieces and two nephews, their spouses, their children and grandchildren. In lieu of a funeral service, Bob wanted to sponsor an organ concert to be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Madison. Due to current conditions this concert will be held in his memory at a later date. A private burial service will be held in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Bob will be laid to rest next to his parents. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com . In lieu of sending flowers please make donations in his memory to the University of Wisconsin Foundation at the following link: www.supportuw.org/giveto/BirdMemorial . Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road, Madison (608) 238-3434
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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

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  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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