Ervin McBride, age
80 of Chesterton, Ind., formerly of Naperville Ill., passed away at Porter
Regional Hospital, in Liberty Twp., on Monday, March 24, 2014.
He was born on
October 27, 1933, in Convoy, Ohio, to Arthur Lee and Mabel Smith McBride,
both of whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his children Catherine “George” (Bob) Allison of Chesterton; Michael
“Herbie” McBride of Portage, Ind., and Deborah “Termite,” (John) Blumer, of
Porter, Ind., (nicknames fondly given by dad); grandchildren Cody and Levi
Simmons, Connor, Bobby, Eric and Melanie Allison, Jarrett, Justin and Kelsey
McBride and Ashley, Kyle and Abigayle Blumer; five great-grandchildren and
his sister Lois (Verlis) Slusher of Montpelier, Ind.
Ervin was preceded
in death by his sisters, Helen Karges and Edna Karges.
Ervin was a member
of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and a member of the
Chesterton Moose Lodge 1623. He was a computer programmer and served our
country proudly in the U.S. Army.
will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation
from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the Swedish Chapel at the First
United Methodist Church of Chesterton. Pastor Scott Tyring will be
officiating. Burial will take place in the Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton.
Memorials may be
made in Ervin’s name to the “Love Cares” account at the First United
Methodist Church of Chesterton.
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