Jerry R. McBride
December 22, 1936 – June 17, 2019
Jerry Richard McBride, age 82, died June 17, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.
Jerry was born December 22, 1936 in Union City, TN, the son of Beatrice (Holly) and Ilar McBride. They then moved to Plymouth, Michigan where he grew up and attended Plymouth High School. Jerry served four years in the United States Air Force. He made his home in Belleville, IL until 1968 when he moved to Ann Arbor. He met and married Sheryl on June 20, 1970. Jerry received his Associate Degree from Washtenaw Community College. He later retired from Bechtel Power Corporation after 20 years as a supervisor of Quality Engineering. Later in 1993, he joined the Ann Arbor News maintenance department working part time for eight years and really enjoyed the work. He always liked working with his hands. In the spring of 2002, he and Sheryl moved to his beloved northern Michigan chalet near Alpena. Jerry enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, watching the wildlife and hunting. Jerry was also a board member with the Allband Co-op since 2007.
Surviviors include his wife, Sheryl; sisters-in-law, Elaine McBride, Patsy (Tom) Helzerman; and many nephews, nieces, adopted children and cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Ralph) Silva and brother, James McBride.
Visitation will take place on Thursday at Bannan Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. and continue Sunday at Muehlig Chapel in Ann Arbor from 2-6 p.m. and where the funeral service will take place on Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Interment: Washtenong Memorial Park
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
- Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, June 24, 2019
- Interment Monday, June 24, 2019
Jerry R. McBride
Mark (Canuck) Dawson
June 23, 2019
I, and sometimes Tracy with me, have enjoyed going to the Hastings home and camp. Every trip when driving past Jerry and Sheryl's place, I would honk my horn with the windows down and the tunes blaring away......there are so many great memories of the hunting, golf, and work trips over a lot of years. Jerry is a big part of those memories. He was always a first class gentleman with a heart of gold, and a memorable smile and laugh that I won't forget. He was one of those friends that you see a few times a year, but always a good friend when you are with him.
June 20, 2019
Jerry will surely be missed. I will forever treasure the rounds of golf, the poker and euchre games, the deer hunt seasons and just the socializing (partying…) that I was able to share with him. It was always a pleasure to be around Jerry. He was always willing to help whenever needed. Each time entering camp, driving by Jerry and Sheryl’s place, it was comforting to know if a problem occurred during the stay, that we had a neighbor and friend in Jerry who could be called upon for assistance. Hence forth, that drive by will be accompanied with a bit of sadness.
On the golf course, at the card table, in hunting camp… there will be a noticeable void. Yes…. Jerry will surely be missed.
Cheryl Silva Brumlow
June 18, 2019
Uncle Jerry...a wonderful Uncle...forever in my heart..