Richard Calvin McBride

Richard Calvin McBride

July 1, 1930 ~ December 30, 2021

Richard Calvin McBride, 91 of Denair, entered into rest on December 30th, 2021 at Community Hospice. Richard was born in Ceres, CA to Helen and David McBride, one of 7 siblings. Richard graduated from Ceres High, ran the family dairy and farmed with his father. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Janice McBride. He was a lifetime resident of Stanislaus County. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict on the USS St. Paul. He fought in 8 major conflicts and earned 8 bronze stars. He was recognized by the Korean government in 2014 for his service and awarded the Korean Peace Ambassador Medal along with 6 other medals. He worked for TID for 35 years and retired as the Line Department Manager in 1990. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and Little League baseball while raising his two sons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping at Lake Alpine. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is preceded in death by his wife Janice Gault McBride, son David Michael McBride, grandson Michael McBride, siblings Anna Graham, David McBride, Herbert McBride, Margaret McBride and Dorothy Holtz. He is survived by his brother Robert McBride of Colorado,  his son Richard Bruce McBride of Denair, grandchildren Ami McBride of Denair and Richard Patrick McBride of Arizona, and great grandchildren Claire, Zoey and Calvin McBride. 

There will be a Visitation at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, January 15th at 10am.

5 Comments

  • Julie Sutherland January 6, 2022 10:38 pm

    Richard McBride was my beloved uncle. Richard “aka Uncle Dick” was a friendly, warm and hospitable individual. Uncle knew how to tell fascinating stories too! I will remember him and his abundant garden with fondness. When visiting Richard we would invariably be offered some of the latest and delicious bounties from his garden as a parting gift, including onions and grapes. Uncle Dick will be deeply missed.

  • Allison Sutton January 12, 2022 4:25 am

    Oh Dick, you are missed. I had the adventure of being Dick and Jan’s neighbor for 19 years. I grew up under their watchful eyes. Dick was like a brother to my father and Jan like a sister to my mother. Dick called me Joe and often recalled his first meeting with me when I was 4 years old and very proud of my bright yellow shoes. I do not remember the meeting but he would always remind me. I guess I approached our new friends telling Dick, “See my lemony shoes”! We became forever friends. Our families had dinners together, holidays together, and many camping trips and road trips together. And always made time for some fishing. Dick was always a step away for the good and the bad times.

    So happy you are home again with your love, Jan, Mike, Michael, and your loved ones who made the trip before you. I know you’re having a great time catching up with Glen and Mickey. Say hello to Evan for me. Happy fishing my friend.

    All my love,
    ‘Joe’ Allison ‘Vergara’ Sutton

  • Wayne Clowers January 14, 2022 12:30 am

    I went to the office today, and found out you had passed away.
    And yet the more I searched I realized you were everywhere ’60s ’70s ’80s ’90s Millennium too in pictures of Aunt Jane, Bruce, Mike and you.
    A great Uncle you will always be for every seared in my memory.
    I had a dream so beautiful and serene.
    Do not grieve, for from heaven he called
    “Wayne, you won’t believe…. I’ve made the biggest deal of all”

    Burl Wayne Clowers,

  • bobby nail January 15, 2022 3:47 pm

    mr. mcbride, you was a good man , that i knew for over 50 years , i use to spend the night with mike & bruce when we were younger,, i realy enjoyed our conversations, together, rest in peace my friend, go with god, till we meet again, your friend bobby nail

  • Cyndi Grimes Seda February 1, 2022 9:24 am

    Oh, Bruce. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a nice man. My deepest sympathies.

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