A Loving Tribute

Joseph “Allen” Birt 

February 26, 1956 – February 4, 2021
Submitted by Tanya Manning


Our father was the solidifying force of our family, the strength and the bond that always held us together. He always wanted to know what was going on with each of us. It was important to him to remember and follow those details of our lives. This was just one of the many ways he loved us all. Another was in the many times he prevented us from knowing the full extent of his battles with his failing health. He had a very tough few years leading up to his Covid diagnosis. He never wanted us to ever worry about him.

Our father was courageous and, he faced life with a strength that we can only hope to emulate ourselves. He will always be remembered as the greatest example we all had of living honestly. We will surely feel the space he left behind for the rest of our own lives. We miss you Dad, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa, and we carry you in our hearts forever.

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