Walter C. Hird, 90, of Medina passed away on September 16, 2019 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport.
Born October 4, 1928 in Niagara Falls, NY he was the only child of Walter F. and Grace M. (Orton) Hird. Shortly after graduating from North Tonawanda High School, Walter went to work for Walker-Gordon Dairy Farms in Plainsboro, NJ, where his passion for farming began. He was enlisted in the US Air Force and served from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. He served two years in the Philippines and two years on US soil. After returning from the military Walter purchased his own dairy farm in Medina in April of 1960, where he farmed here for over fifty years. On February 11, 1961 he married Sharon Lynn Taylor of North Tonawanda. In later years he was an active member of Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion where he held several offices including Post Commander.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sharon Hird; son, Walter A. Hird; daughter, Andrea M. Walton; granddaughter, Abby Lynn Munger; sister in-law, Valerie Carr; and former son in-law, Jeffrey P. Munger, who was actively involved in the family; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two cousins, who were more like siblings, Warren Easton and Margaret Brainard.
Interment will be privately held in Boxwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by members of Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483 VFW.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Butts-Clark Post #204 American Legion, 305 N. Main St., Medina, NY 14103 or the Medina High School-FFA, 2 Mustang Dr., Medina, NY 14103.