Aldine R. Bird, 87, retired special events editor for the News American, died Saturday in Norristown, Pa., of pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Szpindor funeral establishment in Trooper, Pa.
Mr. Bird, who lived in Oaks, Pa., retired in 1978 after more than 40 years of service with the paper, which included stints as radio and television editor and as the author of the "Mr. Fix It" column, in which he tried to help readers with problems.
He started working for the paper in the late 1920s as a Teletype operator who contributed stories to the Hearst chain's Sunday supplement, the American Weekly. He became a reporter in 1933.