Charles ‘Mac’ McBride 1935-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs


YOUNGSTOWN – Charles E. “Mac” McBride, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021.

He was born February 12, 1935 in Youngstown, son of Charles E. and Lillian Cannon McBride.

He graduated from Rayen School in 1954, where he received All-City honors for football, playing tackle. In Rayen, Charles was in the Naval Reserve.

After graduating, Charles attended the University of Miami for a year before enlisting in the military. He was honorably released in 1958 and enrolled at Indiana University, where he renewed his football career which was cut short due to injury.

Mac worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed selling cars alongside in his spare time.

His wife, the former Sarah L. Duncan, whom he married on June 25, 1960, passed away on October 21, 2003. Charles leaves him in memory of his daughter, Kelly (Doug) Bailey of Fort Wayne; brothers, David McBride of Youngstown and Gary (Gail Leonard) McBride of Austin, Ind .; granddaughter, Alexandra (Matthew) Poor; and great-grandchildren, Jericho Poor and Iris Poor.

Along with his parents and wife, Charles was predeceased to death by a sister-in-law, Judy McBride.

Friends can call 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Fox Funeral Home, Boardman. Charles’s funeral will be held in Columbia, Indiana at a later date.

Due to our current COVID-19 health crisis, everyone in attendance is urged to wear a face mask and adhere to all state-mandated social distancing guidelines (6 feet away and no persistence).

Arrangements are in the care of Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, Ohio.

Charles’s family and friends can visit www.fox funeralhome.org to view this obituary and leave their condolences to the McBride family.

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