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November 19, 2012

Bernard A. Birk

ORANGE — Bernard A. Birk, 83, resident of Orange for 31 years passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 at is home.

Bernard was born September 8, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to Carrie and Bernard L. Birk who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Isabel; son, Brian and his wife, Heather of San Diego, CA; daughter, Robin of Ruffs Dale, PA; daughter, Caroline of Seattle, WA and granddaughter, Brianna of San Diego, CA.

He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Sunset Grove Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf. He graduated from Pitt University with his Engineering Degree and later retired from US Steel in 1983 after 35 years. His family and friends all knew him as Bernie and his granddaughter knew him as Pap Pap.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Jeannette, PA.

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