Robert McBride Jr.
Robert C. McBride Jr., 62 of Granite City, Ill., born March 17, 1951, in Munich, Germany, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Ill.
Mr. McBride was an educator and administrator for the Granite City School District for more than 35 years until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge, a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and was a professional wedding photographer. He enjoyed slot car racing and model building, had a special love and enjoyment of Corvettes, especially his red one. He was a huge fan of LaBron James and the Miami Heat Basketball Team and the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be remembered as a gentleman with a kind heart who shared many special times with his family which he adored.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and Nellie, nee Posiponko, McBride Sr.
Surviving are his son, Patrick and (Ruthie) McBride of Collinsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Jackson McBride, Jameson McBride and Aiden McBride, all of Collinsville, Ill.; sister, Sharon and (Bob) Butchko of St. Louis, Mo.; nephews, Michael Butchko and David Butchko; nieces, Sarah Butchko and Rachel Butchko; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.
Memorials are suggested to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 416 Ewing Ave., Madison, Ill. 62060.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill. A Panikhida service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral: In celebration of his life, services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the funeral home with Father Nicholas Finley officiating. Burial will be at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ill.
IRWIN MARYVILLE ROAD CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 16, 2013
Irwin Chapel Pc
3960 Maryville Rd Granite City, IL 62040