In loving memory
Howard (Moose) Thomas McBride, Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL.
Moose was born on October 12, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Howard Sr. and Evelyn McBride. He graduated from Rochelle Township High School. Lifetime resident of Rochelle. Moose owned and operated McBride Construction. In his later years he became an avid gardener, spent hours watching westerns and loved to make his famous polish potatoes.
Moose is survived by his life-long partner Alice Leander: daughters Marlene (Richard) Moss, Joan (Art) Smith, Barb Kemp (Marion); son Dennis (Yvonne) McBride, brothers: Fred McBride, Tom McBride, Jim (Gaye) McBride, Sister in Law Marjorie Kuehl, special friend Wally Kemp. Grandkids: Melinda (Quint) Burkhart, Kim Sheffield, Phillip (Tara) Cultra, Shawn (Jaime) Kemp, Farley (Jadi) McBride, Amy (Nic) Johnson, Justin (Courtney) McBride, several great grandkids, and great, great grandkids, nieces and nephews. Cat Chester and dog Pepper.
Moose is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Adam Kemp, brother Don McBride, sisters Phyllis Cooper and Mary McBride, sister in law Diane McBride and brother in law Cecil Cooper.
There will be graveside memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Moose’s name to Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S IL Rt 2, Oregon, IL 61061.