Mont L. McBride, 82, of McBride Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Born August 5, 1930 in New Galilee, he was the son of the late Leslie and Wylda McKinney McBride . He was married for 63 years to Margaret “Peg” Cotton McBride as they were married August 26, 1949. She survives.
Mont owned and operated McBride Dairy Farms for many years. He loved to farm, especially plow. He always wanted to leave the farm better than when he bought it. He was an active and life member of the Moravia Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He attended Mt. Jackson High School and was a member of the Pa Farm Bureau.
With his wife, Peg, they raised five children, Leslie (deceased) and his wife, Linda McBride of North Beaver Twp., James (Debbie, deceased) McBride of Ellwood City, Kathy McBride of North Beaver Twp., Alan (Debbie) McBride of North Beaver Twp., William McBride of North Beaver Twp He is also survived by a sister, Joann Johnson of Little Beaver Twp; nine grandchildren, Carrie (matt) Edwards, Michael (Mandi) McBride, Jay (Tressa) McBride, Michelle McBride, David (Shelby) McBride, Megan (Dave) Presnar, Ashley McBride, Nathaniel McBride, and Natalie McBride; and ten great grandchildren, Delaney and Rylee Edwards, Austin, Mikenzi, Malayna, and Marli McBride, Moriah and Jacob McBride, and Scarlett and Shaley McBride.
In addition to his son, Leslie, and daughter in law, Debbie, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Paden Scott.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 11, 2013 from 1-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.
Funeral Services will be held at the Moravia Presbyterian on Saturday at 11:30 am with his pastor, Rev. Teresa Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice or the Moravia Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Just moments ago, I received an email from a cousin of mine [on my mother’s side of the family] of Mont’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving husband of 63 years. Though we have spent little time together over these many years because of the distances that separated us, I have always had great respect for Mont and for the remarkable career he had as a farmer. I trust God’s comforting grace and the love of friends and family will sustain you in the days ahead. You have many wonderful and precious memories to sustain you, I’m sure. My wife, Betty, and I have been married 62 years, and we view our long life together as a cherished gift from God; however, there will be a time of separation when the Lord call one of us home first, but we know as believers in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, that there will be a joyous reunion some time, and that belief will sustain us. I trust that blessed hope, which is at the very heart of what Christianity is all about, will be your source of encouragement in the months ahead. Please express our deepest sympathy to the members of your family. Chuck McKinney
Hello Peg and all. Mont was a great farmer of the earth and always helpful with work and adviced help around the church. Remember him teaching me dairy!
May we all be blessed by Mont in our lives.Thanks Lord – pastor Bill Walker