12-1-1954 – 3-21-2021 It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Michael M. Bird, age 66. A native of Southern California, Michael is a 1973 graduate from Eisenhower High School in Rialto. In 1974 Michael joined the U.S. Army becoming a linguist and served 22 years with most of his time during the Cold War stationed in Germany. After his military retirement, Michael returned to Southern California residing in Riverside. At the time of his death, Michael was employed by U.S. Postal Service (Redlands location). Michael is survived by his beloved daughter, Meghann K. Bird from Las Vegas; his sister Sheri Bird from Riverside; niece Messina Adams; nephews Tim and David Adams, and long-time friend and partner Vicki Cope of Grand Terrace. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. Michael was predeceased by his parents Rolland M. Bird (1926-1995) and Alta La Rae Bird (1927-2005). He was laid to rest near his parents on May 4, 2021 at the Riverside National Cemetery with full military honors.