Russell M. Hird ’53

Russell M. Hird ’53 died on February 10, 2022 Rochester, Minnesota

Russell M. Hird ’53

(The following was provided by the Post Bulletin on February 16, 2022)

Russell M. Hird of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away on February 10, 2022, at Charter House in Rochester, with Janet, his loving wife, at his side.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 28, 1931, to Katherine and Malcolm Hird. He lived in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. He also lived in Connecticut. He then moved to Nutley, New Jersey. There he met his high school sweetheart, Janet.

He completed his BA at Bowdoin College in Maine. He went on to serve in the Army for close to two years. During his Christmas leave he married Janet on December 26, 1953. He then completed his MBA at Cornell University in New York.

He is survived by sons Greg (Diane) Hird of Decorah, IA, and Gary (Sheri) Hird of St. Paul, MN, and daughter Cindy (Gary) Markowski of Woodbury, MN, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

“Russ” as everyone knew him has resided in Rochester since 1971. He worked for IBM for 32 years and retired from there in 1989. He was active with his church, Toastmasters, Golden K Kiwanis and VIPS.

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