Ralph Edward ‘Ed’ McBride

Ralph Edward “Ed” McBride, 71, of Marietta, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1943, in Washington County, Ohio, to Robert and Martha Mattern McBride.

He was a 1961 graduate of Marietta High School and had served with the U.S. Marines. Ed had retired from Shell Chemical. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling, especially with his grandson, Colton.

Ed is survived by his wife, Peggy Wagner McBride; a son, Kraig McBride (Jamie); and grandson, Colton of Williamstown He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Brian and Chris; and a brother, Gary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Robert Alfred officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery, with honors by the Marine Color Guard.

Donations to Strecker Cancer Center. Visit www.cawleyandpeoples.com for resources related to his service.