Michael Joseph McBride

January 07, 1965 ‒ July 18, 2018

Marion, Ohio

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.

  • Traci & Steve,
    Our hearts are broken for all of you! May you find comfort in wonderful memories and in knowing that Mike is once again whole and without pain. Peace, love and hugs to all of you!

  • We are so saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Mike. We first met
    Mike and Jennifer when Mike managed Shade River Ag here in Chester,Ohio.
    They were such a nice couple and was so supportive and involved in all the community events for many years.
    We lost touch when they moved back from where they lived before.
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Jennifer and children, may you
    take comfort in knowing Mike is being taken care of now by our Lord and
    Savior and that you will be reunited one day.

  • Such a sad year for you, Laile. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Peg Munyon

  • I share my condolences with your family. I was a high school friend of Mike’s and lost touch with him after college. He was very helpful in helping me acclimate to The Ohio State University and greek life in particular. He was a special friend and I am confident a great family man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Mike was always willing to help us when he was at Shade River Ag. Jennifer would go out of her way to make AJ laugh when he would be with me when we visited the business. Our prayers go out to Jennifer, Halle, Grey and the rest of the family. Take care; Dawn and Tony Kopec.

  • We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Slade and Angie Hankinson and Family

  • The Agriculture World has lost a great man and advocate. I’ve known Mike since his OSU-ATO days and honored to have known him

  • Our Prayers and Sympathies are with Mike and his family. I had the privilege to work with Mike and get to know the family. His experience , knowledge and love for Agriculture will greatly missed.
    Mike & Doris Tobe.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Was just thinking about you guys when you lived down here in Meigs County.
    Our prayers of sympathy to you!

  • Our condolences to Jennifer, Halle, Grey, Traci, Steve, Laile and the rest of your family. Praying for comfort and peace. With love, Daniel & Lana Klingenberg

  • I’m sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I was a childhood friend and grew up with Mike in our neighborhood in Zanesville Ohio. I’ll always cherish the memories we created as kids in junior high and high school. And although we’ve lost touch please accept my condolences and prayers for Mike’s family.
    Such a kind friend and beautiful life!