Jack Roger ‘Captain Jack’ Byrd Sr. of Cochranville, Pa.
Jack Roger “Captain Jack” Byrd, Sr., 66, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 6th, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (Begley) Byrd, with whom he shared 20 wonderful years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, Jack was the son of the late Ann (Kubik) and Jack Ardel Byrd. He was a 1968 graduate of Bartram High School and he graduated from Smith and Solomon Driving School. Jack most recently worked at Journal Register Offset as a CDL driver. He had previously delivered for Federal Pretzel Baking Company in Philadelphia and had owned and operated Pine Forrest Kennels with his son, where he bred German Shepherds and Rottweilers, selling them to the police and military.
Jack was a devoted family man, an extremely hard worker, an avid sports fan and an animal rights activist. He was proud of his Cherokee heritage.
Jack is survived, in addition to his wife, by four children: Jack Byrd Jr., husband of Jennifer, of Aston, Pa., Kimberly MacName, wife of Danny, of Leola, Valerie Glass, wife of Michael, of Oxford, and Cauleen Marshall, wife of Scott, Sr., stationed in Fort Hood, TX; nine grandchildren, Sherry, Amanda, Tracy, Hunter, Scotty, Jr., Lucus, Sophie, Liam, Desirae; two great grandchildren, Dani Lynn and David; and siblings, Sharon, Judy, Dennis, Debbie, Gerald. He was predeceased by his sister, Connie Byrd.
Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 1 until 2 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc., 1167 West Baltimore Pike #222, Media, PA 19063.
Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com