Forrest Robert Birdsong, Jr.
Forrest Robert Birdsong, Jr.
Get Notifications:
Get Notifications:

Forrest Robert Birdsong, "Bob", on December 24, 2021 of Mullica Hill. Age 70.

Beloved husband of 32 years to Janice (nee Brandt). Devoted father of James S. McSweeney (Tracy) and Jennifer E. McSweeney. Loving grandfather of Jimmy and Owen. Dear brother of Roberta Jaqueline Birdsong (Johanna).

Bob worked for Swisslog-Translogic Corp. as a Senior Field Service Engineer for 35 years. He played football in high school, enjoyed fishing, card games with friends, and every minute spent with his grandchildren.

There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Monday, January 3, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. The family kindly requests that masks be worn.

Services and interment private at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123 or by visiting



Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede
126 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ 08078
11:00 AM

Directions sent!

Email Directions

Enter an email address below.
Please separate multiple emails with a coma.

Text Directions

Enter a mobile number below

  Barbara Tyler on Jan 11, 2022

I am very sorry to hear this news. I moved away from the Oaklyn/Collingswood area after high school and subsequently lost contact with most of the fellow students I knew in junior and senior high school which is when I lived in Oaklyn and attended Oaklyn Junior High and Collingswood Senior High. I knew Bob in Oaklyn. He was one of the first people I met after I moved there in 1965. He was a very nice guy. I became a transplant to the area from Levittown PA in 9th grade. My birth mother passed when I was 12 in 1963. My father subsequently married my stepmom in 1965 and she had lived in Oaklyn since her childhood. My sister, Diana and I moved to her house on Newton Ave. I had three stepbrothers and they had grown up knowing and playing with Bob throughout their childhoods. Bob helped me, as a new gal to the area, to feel welcomed to my new home town. Knowing the nice guy he was back then, I know he will surely be missed by everyone who knew him throughout his life, especially his family. I send my prayers to accompany his journey home and am grateful I knew him for a short period that long ago.

J Janice Birdsong on Jan 7, 2022

CandleBob was the best husband and father that I could possibly hope for. He was a proud and loving Pop-Pop and our grandsons were the absolute joy in his life. My heart is shattered and his absence is overwhelming.
I will forever miss you, Bob. ❤

M Maryann Brandt on Jan 4, 2022

I will always remember Bob as one of the very few people who could put Alisa to sleep as a baby. He was good with kids. I will miss his smile and sense of humor. Love you Bob.

  George Brandt on Jan 2, 2022

CandleBob will be sorely missed in our family. I will always remember his kindness, love of family, fondness for story-telling and great wit. He was always there for me at a moments notice and was the big brother I never had. I still remember him teaching me how to play chess when I was young. He left us too soon. I regret not having the chance to say a proper goodbye. Rest easy, Bob. Love and sympathy to Janice, Jim, Jen and family.

G Gay brandt on Jan 2, 2022

I will never forget his laugh. Love you Janice and Bob

G Gardner Funeral Home on Dec 31, 2021

W Walter Davis on Dec 31, 2021

Bob and I grew up together in Oaklyn. We rode bikes, played football and I have good memories of Bob. So sorry to hear he's gone.
Walter Davis

D Daria Sohanchak Teti on Dec 29, 2021

I had the honor and pleasure of growing up with Bob in Oaklyn. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I hope you find peace in happy memories of him. Daria Sohanchak Teti

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Gone too soon! Bob will forever be a missing link to our family chain but the memories of the love that he shared will last forever. May God Comfort all during this time.

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Bob Loved his family

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Bob Loved his family

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Bob Loved his family

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Bob Loved his family

M Mary Green on Dec 29, 2021

Bob Loved his family

M Marion & Lou Bowman on Dec 28, 2021

CandleJanice & Family, Words can't express the sorrow we feel for your loss of Bob. He was a great person! I remember how he would like to trick me when you & I were working together, he called me & pretended that he was from the IRS. He was so convincing, & I went right along believing who he was. Boy! that was a surprise when I found out it was Bob! Although that was many years ago, it stuck out how clever he was. Louie & I have a lot of memories from times spent with both of you through the years. Bob will be missed by all. May he rest in Peace!!!!



Add a photo
Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook
Plan Ahead
Free Grief Support

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Forrest Robert Birdsong, Jr.

Add to Your Calendar

Forrest Robert Birdsong, Jr.

Obit Checkin

Get Obituary Notifications

We will notify you soon.

Grief Support

Forrest Robert Birdsong, Jr.

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Get SMS Notifications

You will receive a notification text whenever there's an update to this obituary.

Thank you for sharing!

Scroll to Top