Michael “Mike” James McBride of Fort Gratiot, age 80, passed away February 10, 2019, at Lake Huron Medical Center. A Funeral Mass, with a Resolution of Condolence by Knights of Columbus Council #4090, will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mount Elliot St., Detroit, MI 48207.
Mike was born in Detroit on September 1, 1938, son of the late Jerome and Henrietta (Fasse) McBride. He married Suzanne Coatta Buddy on September 1, 1990. Mike retired in 1993 after 38 years in the elevator business and was a proud union member. After retirement, he loved traveling in his RV for the past 20 years. He was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4090. For the last 40+ years, Mike enjoyed playing cards with his buddies. He was also an avid bowler in his younger years. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Mike is survived by his wife, Suzanne; children: Christopher (Tracey) McBride, Michelle McBride, Leroy (Donna) Buddy and Scott (Vicki) Buddy; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Jerry (Lynn) McBride. He was preceded in death by brother, Patrick McBride, and sister-in-law, Sandy Olejniczak.
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