Michael Joseph McBride
January 07, 1965 ‒ July 18, 2018
Michael Joseph McBride, age 53, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.
Mike was born in Mansfield, Ohio on January 7, 1965 to Joseph L. and Laile Y. (Lovett) McBride. Mike spent many of his younger years in Zanesville, Ohio where he graduated from West Muskingum High School in 1983. Later Mike attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelors of Agriculture Science; here he was an active member of the ATO Fraternity, and was a past president of the Inter-Fraternal Council. Furthering his education, he attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University earning a Master’s in Business Administration.
Mike was a quiet man always willing to help those in need, especially when it came to farming. For many years, Mike owned and operated Shade River Agriculture Services in Pomeroy, Ohio. He later took a job with Pioneer which brought Mike and his family to Marion. Most recently, Mike work at Monsanto Channel Seeds as a district sales manager. Mike was proud of his agriculture knowledge and was a Certified Crop Advisor and a member of the National Corn Growers Association. Always being up on current events, Mike was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal and any agricultural magazines.
Above all, Mike was a family man. He loved his wife, Jennifer Bartelmay, whom he married on June 24, 1995 after meeting at a gym in Zanesville. He was active in his children’s lives, Halle Anne and Grey Joseph, never missing a sporting event. Mike and Grey enjoyed watching Military documentaries together especially if they involved WWII.
Mike will be missed by his wife, Jennifer and children, Halle and Grey, along with mother, Laile; sister, Traci (Steve) McBride-Ellis of Maineville, Ohio; parent-in-laws, Donald (Sarah) Bartelmay of South Carolina; brother-in-law, Adam (Heather) Bartelmay of Michigan; nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Nick) Ellis-Pace, Meghan Ellis, and Thomas and Patrick Bartelmay; and puppy, Jake.
Mike was preceded in death by his father Joseph.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at All Occasions, 6989 Waldo-Delaware Rd, Waldo, on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 5 until 8 pm with family sharing at 6:45 pm. A 1 pm Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Walter Heinz at The Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mike’s honor to Marion County 4-H.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Mike’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.