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John S. Birden, 78 of East Windsor Hill, husband of Carol (Raymond) Birden, passed away Friday, (April 14, 2006) at his home after a long battle with prostate and bone cancer. Born in Wethersfield the son of the late John and Gertrude (Grue) Birden he lived in East Windsor Hill over 45 years. He attended Wethersfield High School until his junior year when he left to join the Navy to serve during World War II. After his enlistment he attended Hartford High School and later returned to Wethersfield High where he graduated with the class of 1947. John was a letter carrier and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years prior to his retirement in 1978. He was a Past Master of the Rocky Hill Grange #115, a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and a longtime Farm Bureau Member. He enjoyed hunting, golf and traveling with his wife. Besides his loving wife Carol, married 48 years, he leaves his sons and daughters-in-law, David Birden of Vernon, James S. Birden and his wife, Lisa of Oxford, John Jay S. Birden III and his wife, Maureen of Newtown; his sister, Winifred R. Bowler and her husband, Arthur. John, affectionately known as Grumps also leaves twin granddaughters, Amanda and Megan Birden of Oxford and his grandsons, Jesse and Erik Birden of Newtown and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 993 Main St., South Windsor with the Reverend David Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, South Windsor with military honors. Friends may call at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor, Monday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Dept., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450 or to the Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Conn., 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066. . Burial will be in Center Cemetery, South Windsor with military honors. Friends may call at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor, Monday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Dept., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450 or to the Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Conn., 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066.