Carl Henry Biron Jr.

June 19, 1921January 2, 2011

Carl Henry Biron, Jr., 89, of Rome, GA, passed away early Sunday morning, January 2, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Biron was born in Pittsfield, MA, on June 19, 1921, the son of the late Carl Henry Biron, Sr., and the late Viola Brisson Biron. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Helen Finn Biron, in October, 2002, by a son, Paul F. Biron in September, 2005, and sisters, Alberta Mendel and Bernice Cahill.

Mr. Biron retired as manager of finance from General Electric in 1983 after 43 years of service. He transferred to Rome from Pittsfield, MA, in 1953 with General Electric in the finance division. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served on the finance committee.

Mr. Biron was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot with the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1942-46. He attained the rank of Captain and flew over the hump in China, Burma and India. He remained in the U. S. Air Force Reserve until 1956. He was a member of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots’ Association, the Air Transport Command Association, the Georgia Mountain Music Club, the Elfun Society and the Walking Horse Association of Alabama.

Mr. Biron enjoyed sailing, traveling, and horseback riding. He established Mountain View Stables and owned and showed Tennessee Walking Horses. He found great enjoyment in his travels with the Georgia Mountain Music Club and travels to various locations to meet with fellow hump pilots.

Survivors include a son, Steven D. Biron (Carol), Middleton, MD; three daughters, Kathy A. Wilson (Jack), Rome, Susan M. Floyd (Bruce), Rome, and Laura A. Cochran (Tim), Chatsworth; grandchildren, Chris Biron, Griffin, Allison Moore, Marietta, and Michael Biron and Andy Biron, Middleton, MD; great grandchildren, Olivia and Hudson Moore, Marietta; close friend and caregiver, Brenda Kessinger; and his beloved dog, Tillie. A special thanks goes to Bea Conway, Mattie Davis, Shirley Norris and Barbara Gunn.

A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Edward Danneker and Deacon Stuart Neslin officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 4, from 6 until 8 p.m. A Biblical Wake service will take place at 5:45 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to Heyman HospiceCare, P. O. Box 163, Rome, GA 30162-0163.


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Barbara Helie

August 3, 2011

So sorry to hear about Mr Biron's death. We all lived in Garden Lakes growing up. My fondest memory of Carl was when my father took me and my Easter chickens that had unexpectedly survived and grown into adults out to Carl's "farm" where he had agreed to let my chickens live out their lives. I was forever grateful for his kindness.

Karen and Bill Bean

January 8, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It is so hard to lose someone so dear to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob Wheeler

January 5, 2011

Carl was my boss for many years at General Electric and was a very respected manager. It is sad for me to know he has passed on, but the memories of all those years remain.

Phillip and Nancy Ladd

January 5, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.

Laurie Parker

January 4, 2011

As the Program Director for 12 years for the Alzheimer's Association in NGA, I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Biron at many of our conferences and meetings during the time he was his wife's caregiver. The unsung heroes of our time are our Nation's caregivers and Mr. Brion was truly a hero. God Bless, Laurie Parker, Community Outreach for RossWoods, Dalton, GA