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Robert W. J. McBride

Jun 13, 2017

Robert W. J. McBride, 95, formerly of Beckford Street, New Castle, Pa., died June 6, 2017, at the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle.

A funeral procession will form at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14 at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle for an 11 a.m. Committal Service at the Oak Park Cemetery in New Castle. The Reverend Melissa Bracht-Wagner, Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Burlington, will officiate.

Local residents wishing to express their sympathy may sign a register book and leave cards in the office at the First United Methodist Church, 309 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, during normal business hours.

McBride was born Jan. 15, 1922, in New Castle. He was the son of Ralph P. and Marie (McBride) Jellison. After his mother’s death in childbirth, McBride was adopted and raised by Ida Mae Wise McBride, his maternal grandmother.

McBride graduated from New Castle High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1945 as a Seaman First Class.

He was employed for over 20 years with Arrow Motors in sales until his retirement.

In his spare time, McBride was an avid CB and Ham radio operator. He traveled across the United States and abroad.

McBride is survived by one daughter, the Rev. Deborah J. Stowers of Mt. Pleasant; and two sisters, Patricia Winslow and Nancy Pierson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Dorothy J. Connor McBride and Cornelia Matt McBride; an infant daughter, Susan J. McBride; and one sister, Betty Watts.


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