John S. McBride


Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Nikiski resident John S. McBride died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 49.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. McBride was born Aug. 2, 1953, in Pitman, N.J. He attended grammar and high school in New Jersey and attended San Francisco State University, where he obtained an associate degree in fine arts. He also served in the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger.

He moved to Alaska in 1995, residing in Nikiski.

Mr. McBride enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, painting and woodworking, along with many other outdoor activities.

"He was a very diverse man and had a special quality to help people love the outdoors. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends," his family said.

Mr. McBride is survived by his wife of 10 years, Donna Banff of Nikiski; mother, Juvina (Caso) McFadden of New Jersey; father and stepmother, Ralph and Elaine McBride of New Jersey; sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Wayne Blithe of Maryland; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Marianne McBride of New Jersey; sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Mark Becker of New Jersey; brother, Don McBride of Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Rich Shellem of New Jersey; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Shelly McFadden of New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the charity of the giver's choice in memory of Mr. McBride.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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