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Richard Alan Mcbride
1939 2024

Richard Alan Mcbride

June 26, 1939 — January 27, 2024

Captain Richard Alan McBride, USCG Retired, age 84 of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1939 in Oneonta, New York, the son of the late Rev. James McBride, Lt. Col. USAF Retired and Hazel McBride.

Richard graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. He then graduated from the Coast Guard Academy Class of 1961. He served 31 years in the United States Coast Guard as a fixed wing and helicopter pilot for multiple search and rescue missions, and retired in 1988. In his earlier years, Richard was a Shriner and participated in the synchronized motorcycle squad. He also served as Director of Environmental Services at Wright State University, Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community, and One Lincoln Park. Richard was very active at Fairview United Methodist Church, serving in the church choir and as a trustee for many years. He enjoyed doing puzzles and square dancing, where he was the "State of Ohio Square Dancing Inspector." Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley; children, David (Brooke) McBride, Debra (Monty) Bryant, Donna (Scott) Wildman, Doree (Timothy) Martin; step-children, Bryan (Adrienne) Mandzak, Bradley Mandzak, Michelle (Jody) Malicote; grandchildren, Brittany (Patrick) Nichols, Taylor (Jonathon) Alouf, Christian (Erin) McBride, Megan (Mike) Anderson, Ames (Emily) Bryant, Samantha Wildman, Bailey Wildman, Morgan Wildman, Amanda (Samuel) Adams, Mikalah Stumpff, Samantha Mandzak, Sydney Mandzak, Spencer Mandzak, Holly Ann Mandzak, Joseph Mandzak, Mason Malicote, Talan Malicote, and Olivia Malicote; great grandchildren, Maddox Nichols, Parker Alouf, Brewer Bryant, Dash Wildman, Alexandra Wildman, Seth Adams, Ava Lynne Adams, and two more great grandchildren on the way; and sister, Norma Vaughn; as well as many friends, including his Fairview Church family.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, David and Howard.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024 from 10 am to 11 am at Fairview United Methodist Church (828 W. Fairview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406). Funeral service will begin at 11 am, followed by a luncheon. Burial will be held at 2 pm at Dayton National Cemetery.

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Visitation

Monday, February 5, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fairview United Methodist Church

Dayton, OH

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Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fairview United Methodist Church

Dayton, OH

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Interment

Dayton National Cemetery at 2:00 pm

4400 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45417

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