October 9, 1929 ~ September 29, 2021

Born in: Kennard, TX
Resided in: Hamden, Connecticut

Robert Clyde Byrd, 93, of Hamden passed away September 29, 2021 in the WH VAMC after a brief illness. He was born in Kennard, TX a son of the late Isado Byrd and Myrtle Wooten and proudly served in the US Army overseas during WW II. He was employed for over 30 years at the WH VAMC helping his fellow veterans as a respiratory therapist before his retirement in 1984. Robert is survived by a sister Rosie Andrews of Los Angeles, CA, a sister in law Gennetta Byrd of Ceres, CA, and many good friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by 5 brothers Isado, Delbert, Jessie, Charles and L.C. Byrd, a sister Narvell Owens, and longtime friends Dallas FitzSimmons and Clifton Neuman.
Friends may visit with his family Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11:00 AM. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. To send a condolence please see his obituary @www.beecherandbennett.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.


Visitation: October 1, 2021 9:30 - 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: October 1, 2021 11:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. To the family and friends of “Bob” Byrd

    We are his neighbors in Boynton Beach FL
    Bob went by “Blackbird”and called Bob Boots “Redbird” because of his red hair—
    Bob has been a wonderful neighbor to us for almost 9 years and we were sorry he sold his house down here and then got so very sick !!! We have been heart broken—
    We have lost a good friend and a great neighbor in a very short time !!!
    God Bless you all -we will always remember and will greatly miss our “Blackbird ”
    Cindy and Bob Boots

  2. Sending deepest condolences along on the passing of your family member and of my co-worker and friend from many years ago at the VA. He was such a fun person (loved his laugh!) and just the most impeccably attired and conscientious therapist….always there when needed and displaying his skills swiftly and reassuringly to both his patients and this nurse, among many. May there be comfort to be found in the many memories you hold of him, and may he rest peacefully.
    In friendship, always,
    Susan McGowan

  3. Psalm 91: He that dwellers in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shallow of the Almighty! Sending our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to the family of our neighbor Bob Byrd, from South Florida (Boynton Beach 🏖) we shared 6 years with such an incredible, amazing and caring neighbor whom was deeply loved! He’ll truly be miss, but God knew best!
    Earth has no sorrow, that heaven can’t heal!!! 🙏🏿🙏🏿

    Rev. James C.& Viola Watson, Jr.& Family ✝️

  4. Hi Bobby,September,29,2021 Dearest,Bob,A Honor To Know You All These Years.An Utmost Gentleman,Humble,Kind,Loving.Lots Of Tears,Sadden You Have Left, But You Are In A Happy Safer Home.Will Always Be Kept Close In Our Hearts With Great Memories,Especially At Brazzies Resturant,Celebrating Your Birthdays,And How Wonderful Their Staff Celebrated Big Bob.Will Miss Our Often Chats,And Checking In On Your Drives Back And Forth To Florida,And The Packed Goodies For You To Munch On During Your Drive And Stops.Dearest Bob,Sadden To See You Leave,Now Rest In Peace.In Our Prayers As Always.With Loving Blessings, Happy Heaven,Friends Forever, Peter an Annie xoxo

  5. Rabbit !!!Bobby,Its The First Of The Month,We Would Call Eachother Up To Remind To Say Rabbit For Good Luck.So Dear Bob,You Are Lucky To Be At A Beautiful Blessed Home.Love You,Miss You, Close In Our Hearts Forever. Happy Heaven,XOXO,Peter&Annie. October31,2021 posted in the new haven register

  6. Dear Bob,Today We Celebrate Special You On Your 94th Birthday, Wha Who!!! Sending Lots Of Loving Wishes,Blessings And Prayers.For You Will Always Be In Our Hearts.Check To See If There Is A Brazzies Restaurant,To Send Cheers To You!!! Maybe You Will Meet Up With My Mom For You Both Share The Same Date Birthday.Cheers To You Both Big Time!!! Miss You Much,Cherished Memories,Forever Friend In Our Hearts,Rest In Peace,Happy Birthday,Happy Heaven, XOXO Peter, Annie October 9,2021 in the new haven register

  7. To Bob’s Family, Our Deepest Sympathy,And In Our Prayers You Are.We Are Sadden For Your Loss,And Solo Many Who Loved and Adored Bob.We Are Never Prepared For These Sad Times,Especially Now As Our Bob Leaves Us, But We Will Hold A Special Place In Our Hearts.Strong We Stay With Beautiful Memories.THANK YOU BOB FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.BEST OF THE BEST,YOU ARE, Peter &Annie Cordone september29,2021,new haven,register

  8. New Haven Register,September 30,2021. To Bob’s Family,Our Deepest Sympathy And In Our Prayers You Are.We Are Sadden For Your Loss.We Are Never Prepared For These Sad Times,Especially Now As Our Dearest Bob Leaves Us.But He Will Always Hold A Special Place In Our Hearts,Strong We Stay With Prayer.THANK YOU BOB FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.BEST OF THE BEST!!! Loving Thoughts, Peter& Annie Cordone

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