Allen Tyrone Byrd Sr.

Age 52: The retired prep cook enjoyed movies and playing slot machines.

May 15, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Allen Tyrone Byrd Sr., a retired prep cook and movie fan, died of heart failure May 8 at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 52.

Mr. Byrd was born in Baltimore and raised on Guilford Avenue. He attended Lake Clifton High School and served in the Army.

The Sipple Avenue resident had been a prep chef for many years at the Bagel Bin before retiring on a medical disability in 2006.

In addition to going to the movies, Mr. Byrd enjoyed visiting Atlantic City, Charlestown, W.Va., and Delaware Park, where he liked playing slot machines.

He attended church at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Randallstown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Life Celebration Center, 2100 Edmondson Ave.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, the former Carolyn Adams; three sons, Tyler A. Byrd of Baltimore, Antone T. Byrd of Roanoke, Va., and Allen T. Byrd of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Ethelena Swilling of Baltimore; his mother, Mary Byrd of Baltimore; six brothers, James Byrd Jr., Frances Byrd, Ronald Byrd, Johnson Byrd, Gregory Byrd and Gerry Byrd, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Linda Haskett, Gladys Brown, Denise Carmichael and Sheila Byrd, all of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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