Betty L. Birk

Betty Louise Birk, 86, formerly of Dearborn, MI, North Ft. Myers, FL, and Bonaire, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born May 8, 1935, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Louise (Maleski) Heid.

On May 23, 1953, in Dearborn, MI, she married Donald G. Birk who preceded her in death on May 26, 2010.

Betty enjoyed all sports; playing, coaching, and refereeing basketball, tennis, and softball. She was artistic and loved to design and make stained glass items.

Surviving are four sons, Alan Birk, of Gowen, MI, Doug (Colleen) Birk, of Livonia, MI, Marty (Debby) Birk, of Gowen, MI, and Glen (James) Birk, of Bradford, and two daughters Janine (Matthew) French, of Traverse City, MI and Laura (Bill) Rector, of Bonaire, GA, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, David Birk, granddaughter, Savannah Rector, grandson, Adam Birk, and her brother, Robert Heid.

There will be no public services locally. Committal services and burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, MI.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to GWAM (Ghana West Africa Missions), or the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Betty was my first friend when we arrived in the Glen. She taught me the ropes of Florida. She loved her convertible, top down doing our Sat. Thing. A lot of good memories. And yes I still make her pecan tastie tarts. I will miss our chats. Condolences to you and your family
— Patricia McCleary

Loved Betty like a sister?? Our Condolences to her family. Rest In Peace Betty.
— Ron & Donna Steckler

My condolences go out to you guys. Betty was an amazing woman and I will forever miss our chats together.
— Emily Warner

I will miss my Aunt Betty. I have many fond memories of my time spent on the Gladwin farm, and visits with her at the Handford house I loved. She always told you what she thought, if you agreed or not. She made me feel welcome whenever we met. I will miss her, and hope she tells my dad hello from me!
— Kathy Smith

I will miss sharing chocolates and our chats. Your smile will love on in my heart. My condolences to the Birk family.
— Theresa Potter

Not seeing that smile is going to be hard. Betty you will be missed by so many. My love and condolences to the Birk family.
— Barbara Messer

My thoughts and prayers are with the Birk family. Betty was such an amazing lady and I will miss seeing her everyday.
— Cheri Zamberlan

I am sending love, prayers and my heart felt condolences. Betty or Birkster as I called her held such a special place in my heart. She truly will be missed and never forgotten.
— Maryrose Carpenter

So sorry for your loss, she will beissed dearly she was a sweet lady
— Kayla

Glenn and family Sending my sympathy. Thinking and praying for all of you
— Sandy and Dick Douthit

So sorry for your loss.
— Jason & Heather Cooper

Stephanie and I pass on our deepest condolences. One of my personal favorites moments with Betty was her 80th birthday party. Very memorable for me with Betty. She will certainly be missed.
— Eugene Sulewski

Condolences

  • Betty was my first friend when we arrived in the Glen. She taught me the ropes of Florida. She loved her convertible, top down doing our Sat. Thing. A lot of good memories. And yes I still make her pecan tastie tarts. I will miss our chats. Condolences to you and your family

    — Patricia McCleary
  • Loved Betty like a sister?? Our Condolences to her family. Rest In Peace Betty.

    — Ron & Donna Steckler
  • My condolences go out to you guys. Betty was an amazing woman and I will forever miss our chats together.

    — Emily Warner
  • I will miss my Aunt Betty. I have many fond memories of my time spent on the Gladwin farm, and visits with her at the Handford house I loved. She always told you what she thought, if you agreed or not. She made me feel welcome whenever we met. I will miss her, and hope she tells my dad hello from me!

    — Kathy Smith
  • I will miss sharing chocolates and our chats. Your smile will love on in my heart. My condolences to the Birk family.

    — Theresa Potter