Donald D. McBride 71 years, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness. Don was born on January 31, 1947 in Bryan, the son of the late Wilbur and Mabel (Wieland) McBride. He was a 1965 graduate of Bryan High School. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Viet Nam Era. He married Kathy Whitman on February 6, 1971 in Bryan, and she survives. Don was recently the Facility Maintenance Manager for Huntington Bank, retiring in 2013. He previously worked as a Fabricator for L.E. Smith Company and after retiring, he worked part-time for the Bryan Parks and Recreation. Don had many hobbies and interest, including drinking a great cup of coffee, woodworking, tinkering and being outside. He was known as a “fix-it man” Don truly treasured the time he could spend with his family, especially his two grandsons.
Surviving is his wife, Kathy of Bryan; one daughter, Mindi (Mike) Papania of Stow, Ohio; two grandsons, Mason and Madox Papania; one brother, Dave (Cindy) McBride of Bryan; sister-in-law, Karen (Marv) Miller of Fremont, Indiana; one niece, Kylee (Matt) Uran of Bryan and three nephews, Kip (Christy) McBride of Georgia, Tate (Melissa) Miller of Perrysburg, Ohio and Cory (Marla) Miller of Powell, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life for Don McBride will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m. and continuing through the afternoon at the Jaycee Pavilion in Recreation Park, Bryan. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy to consider memorial donations be given to the family so they can purchase a park bench and tree to be planted in the Recreation Park in Don’s memory.