Rest in Peace Dick Bird June 29 1932-July 25 2016

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dick passed at 2AM this morning.

"His daughter Darlene had called yesterday to inform me [Tommie] that his time was short as he had recently lost the ability to swallow. He was in hospice, had a private nurse, was on morphine, and so was in a place of comfort."

He was 84 years young and had been BCI member #1474 since March 1991, when he came to ride with BCI with some of his OCW friends.

Dick's daughter Darlene has announced that the family has decided to have a private family memorial dinner in the near future.

If anyone would like, she invites you to send a note of special memories that she will gladly share at the dinner.

You can send her your pictures & memories of Dick,  via

BCI will especially remember Dick at our Jersey Ride & lunch on August 6th; bring your photos, memories & stories to share and comfort each other in our loss.

"I am sure there are many members who have known him through the years as a fun loving and warm hearted man… he will be dearly missed."

Tommie Kozlov

“The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate,
    to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson