Robert Bryson McBride passed away on June 29, 2020. He was born on August 25, 1932 in Rarden, Ohio to Ruth Day and Vernon Bryson McBride. He is survived by wife, Harriet W. McBride; children, Elizabeth and David Jones, Bradley and Sarah McBride, and Jennifer and John Pritchard; grandsons, Nicholas Jones, Colin, Dillon, and Ian McBride. He also leaves loved niece, Felicia Davis; her children, Ciara and Austin; nephew, Tony (Lori) Benedetto, and their children, Anthony and Anna Marie; sister-in-law, Diane Wainwood; nieces, Laura (Chris) Paterson, and their children, James, Claire and Eve; niece, Stephanie (Paul) Colella and their children, Zachary and Levi. He deeply loved his entire family. Bob was a fun-loving man, enjoyed life to the fullest and often said he had done everything he ever wanted to do. He was an avid Buckeye football fan and tailgates were a fixture of many afternoons. Bob’s passions were golf and flying. He held a private pilot license with an instrument rating, and logged many hours in Piper J3 and various Cessna aircraft. He took the family on flying vacations and many RV camping trips. He taught his son how to fly. Bob loved the game of golf, played many famous golf courses, had great golf buddies and was a proud member of OSU Golf Course for many years. He graduated from Portsmouth, OH High School, served four years in the U. S. Air Force; and enrolled at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1959. Bob established himself as an expert in corporate design and was a founding member of the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. He received a Master’s Degree in Advertising Design in 1975 from Syracuse University. He was well-known and respected in the advertising and arts communities; he worked for Marathon Oil Company, the State of Ohio and retired from Ross Laboratories after 20 years. Bob was a good husband, a great father, a kind and honest man and a model for his children. He leaves us with fond memories of wonderful times together; the world is a better place because he was among us. “Bob was an avid supporter of Ohio State University Golf and preservation of its facilities.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to:
OSU Golf Club –
Memorial Tree Fund (Bob McBride-in memo section)
OSU Golf Club-Memorial Tree Fund
3605 Tremont Rd Columbus OH 43221
You will receive a tax-deduction receipt mailed back for your generous donation.
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