OBITUARY

Richard Lee McBride

September 19, 1935April 19, 2021

Richard Lee McBride, 85, Naples, FL passed away on April 19, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.

Richard (Dick) was born September 19, 1935 in St. Joseph, MO to the late Charles and Marie McBride. Dick graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph in 1953. He studied at the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and remained a member of the alumni association. He proudly served in the ROTC and the U.S. Navy.

He started his career in construction in Des Moines, IA. At the age of 30, Dick moved to Cedar Rapids, IA to start Abild Construction Company. His success can be attributed to his demand for providing an honest and reliable service for his customers. His dedication continued until his retirement in 1999. He married Lana (Kovacik) Giesler on February 22, 1980 who was the love of his life. Together they moved permanently to Naples, FL in 2001.

While residing in Cedar Rapids, Dick was a long-time member of Elmcrest Country Club, serving on many executive boards and as their president. In Naples, he served on the Board of Governors at Kensington Golf and Country Club for 5 years, the Board of Directors for 2 years, and was honored to serve as the 2nd president of Kensington Golf and Country Club.

Dick was a member of the El Kahir Shrine, the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Order of Jesters, Scottish Rite, and Rotary Club.

Dick was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with his friends and at many PGA and LPGA Pro-Am tournaments throughout the United States. His favorite place to play was the Kapalua Plantation golf course in Maui, Hi. A golfing highlight was having the opportunity to play at Augusta National, home of the Master’s Tournament.

Dick especially enjoyed traveling. He and Lana were fortunate to travel around the globe exploring many exotic places together. He could often be found looking through the newest cruise brochure to discover what cruise they would take next.

He enjoyed reading good books, bass fishing on his boat called “Finally,” cuddling with their pomeranian, and spending summers relaxing at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia. On the weekends, you would find him watching NFL and college football games – always cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lana; their daughter, Dr. Amy McBride (Evansville, IN); their dog “Mytee Molli McB”; brother, Robert McBride (Michigan)

A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples FL.

“Face the sunset and lift a glass of red wine or scotch and think of him.”

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Dr. Terry & Boni Moore

April 26, 2021

Lana, we are so very saddened to read the obituary of Dick in the Gazette today. We have so many fond memories of all of you and have thought of you both so often. We send our deepest and sincere condolences to you. Terry & Boni Moore

Peggy Garrity

April 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. When I was around both Lana and Dick, it was as if they were newlyweds. I could see the love and respect for each other. As sad as this is, I am so glad you came into each other's lives. There was more love than some people have in a lifetime. Lana, you and your family will always be blessed with his memories.
Love,
Peggy Garrity

william Jacobson

April 26, 2021

IT was my privilege to know and work with Dick McBride. I was principal at Jefferson High School and had many opportunities to get to know Dick and his ability to contribute to make the community better. He was a fine individual, and worked to make Cedar Rapids a better place to live. I join with his family in celebrating his life and remembering the contributions he made.
We are better because he was here.

Willliam C. Jacobson Retired educator and brother Mason.

Jennifer Raths

April 25, 2021

I wish that my son could've met him face to face. It's sad that things worked out the way it did over the years. While death is never fully planned, his passing came sudden without time for his family to say goodbye. I hope that he is at peace and that his family can find peace too.
Love, his Grandaughter &
Great-grandson

mark Dondlinger

April 25, 2021

HI Lana: Shocked and sorry to see Dick's obituary in the CR Gazette. I truly enjoyed working for him for 18 years. Sorry for your loss. Love Mark and Rae Jean Dondlinger

Don and Sandy De Ciccii

April 24, 2021

Lana, so very sorry to hear of your devastating loss. We’ll always remember seeing Dick walking with you and your dog down Gardens Blvd. May he Rest In Peace.

Marie Harris

April 24, 2021

Lana & family: we are so sorry learn of Dick's passing. He was a fine man. May your many wonderful memories ease the sorrow you feel. Marie & Norm Harris

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY