OBITUARY

Gregory Francis McBride

June 16, 1954March 27, 2015

Obituary of Gregory Thomas Francis McBride

Dearest husband and dad, colleague and friend, counselor and teacher, our cherished Gregory Thomas Francis McBride, passed peacefully in the loving presence of his family and friends on March 27, 2015 in Seattle, WA. He was born June 16, 1954 to Tom and Naomi McBride and raised in Malibu, CA. With a life well lived, his Father beckoned him Home to outstretched arms so loving and proud.

Every breath he drew, every beat of his heart, every feeling and thought inspired, each step he walked in the direction it took -- was of God. All of it. When asked, "But how can you be so certain of that?" his eyes would smile, "Because I decided it so. At the risk of being wrong, I decided long ago that anything of me would instead be of God."

Graduating at the top of his class, Greg was called to navigate the aircraft carrier ENTERPRISE, just in time for the US withdrawal out of Vietnam. The ENTERPRISE was the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier and the first to modernize ship navigation by making the transition from sextant to Global Positioning System. Often known by his Navy nickname, “Mac,” Greg was honored to be the recipient of the last flag flown by ENTERPRISE.

The entirety of Greg's life to that point had prepared him so perfectly for what God’s Will would next call him to do. For 38 years, we would all come to know Greg as a singular man and Counselor. His private practice was an established fixture of the community of Bellevue, WA. Greg’s heart and spirit were so woven into the fabric of all that he lived and did.

We hold in our prayers the family who so loved him as he did them: his wife: Katherine Mary McBride, his son: Blake Edward McBride; Step-children: Joshua Daniel Cunningham, Jesslyn Elizabeth Cunningham; as well as granddaughter Georgia Cunningham.

Should you wish to honor Greg's memory with a charitable, tax-deductible contribution, please consider making a donation to:

Eastside Academy 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 Eastsideacademy.com

Services

  • Public Visitation & Prayers Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Catholic Funeral Mass Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Gregory Francis McBride

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John Aaby

October 21, 2015

I work for SRO and was periodically one of the assigned engineers for the property that Greg had his counseling office at. I had many instances to speak with Greg, and always appreciated his good nature and our conversations. I was shocked to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Diana Simpson

May 7, 2015

One of my greatest losses... I will miss you my sweet Gregory. Thank you for being my counselor and friend. Forever you will live in my heart. Rest in peace dear man. xo Diana Simpson

Marshall Partington MD

May 5, 2015

Godfather Greg,

Thank you for teaching me
Not to take my life
Personally

Luckey and Pam Elkins

May 1, 2015

Dear, dear Greg, What an incredible man you were! One of the best things that happened in my life was finding you as a counselor. Your loving, caring, compassionate heart touched my family and changed our lives forever. You excelled at meeting our family wherever we were during our counseling sessions and helped us to more clearly understand each situation from our perspective but also from the other's perspective. I thank the Lord for the gift of you. Katherine and children, our family thanks you for sharing him with us.

Michelle Schmetzer

April 23, 2015

You are an angel sent from Heaven and will truly be missed. God needed you back with him. I am honored to have known you these last 19 years. Thank you for helping me to grow and learn who I am. I am a better wife, mother and friend thanks to you. You live though me every day. Anytime I speak to friends and family I find myself repeating everything I learned from you! Thank you Greg, thank you for being you. My prayers go to your family and wife who you loved with all your heart.

Jeanette Partington

April 15, 2015

The Serenity Prayer always makes me think of you dear Greg.
Jeanette

April 14, 2015

Greg, I miss you so. I mean I really miss you. We had so many laughs and so many tears. I don't know where I would be right now if I hadn't had the honor of being one of your clients. You helped me find myself again. Everyday I can be stronger because of you and what you taught me.
As I see your picture here, I am having a hard time with the grief and just missing hearing your voice and being in your presence. Your very comforting presence.
I know that you are in a safe, warm, wonderful, and pain free place, but know how much we all miss you.
I have never in my life met anyone as phenomenal as you. You truly are a gift from God to me and everyone you have touched.
Good-bye my dearest of friends. I miss you so.
Love, Jeanette alias "muffin queen"

David "Ziggy" Goe

April 13, 2015

Marie-Celeste Condon

April 11, 2015

You all are on my thoughts and prayers. The funeral Mass was comforting. I wonder if it's possible to have a copy of the eulogy. Love to you all, Marie-Celeste

Dana Moodey

April 10, 2015

Greg ,there is no one like you in this world. You have always been my angel. Now in a different form. I will carry your loving spirit with me always. I thank God that I was blessed to have known you.
Love always Dana