Bernard Lawrence Kilbride III

February 5, 1947March 21, 2021

Bernard Lawrence Kilbride III, a resident of Grosse Pointe passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 74. Bernard was born February 5, 1947, to the late Bernard L. Kilbride Jr., and Letty Hanson Kilbride.

He was married to his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Kilbride for 37 years. Together they had four children from different marriages, Brian Mejia; James Kilbride, Daniel Kilbride and Kreg Kilbride. They also have five grandchildren.

Bernard attended Notre Dame High School graduating in 1965. He attended St. Joseph’s College (Indiana) majoring in accounting and graduated in 1969. Bernard went on to work for the Ford Motor Company, Dealer Development , for over 35 years.

Bernard was a volunteer member of the Grosse Pointe Farms Auxiliary Police Force taking on duties for local events in Grosse Pointe Farms. He also delivered meals to the needy through Meals on Wheels, and volunteered time at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

Bernard is the brother of Ronald (Catherine ) Kilbride; Cathleen (Robert) Hach; and Jeffrey Kilbride. Aside from his loving parents, he is preceded in death by Thomas Kilbride, Christine Kilbride, Fredrick Kilbride and Cynthia Kilbride.

A memorial service celebrating Bernards life will take place at a later date. Arrangements and care provided by the A.H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe.


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Bernard Lawrence Kilbride III

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Sally Bersot

April 14, 2021

So sorry to read of Bernie's passing. We worked many tax seasons together in the 2000's at GHD CPA's and he was just a joy to work with and get to know. Always a smile!
Sending prayers.

Pamela Liebler

March 23, 2021

Mr Kilbride and his wife Margaret, have been patients at our office, Dr John Steinberg and Associates, for well over 20 yrs! We were so saddened to hear this news as he was just in our office less than two weeks ago and was perfectly healthy. He always was very pleasant and very nice! He took good care of his dental health so we saw him every 6 months!! Our sympathy goes out to Margaret and his entire family. We will miss him very much! May God bless his family. 🙏