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Gertrude R. (Dunkel) McBride

July 15, 1933 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Gertrude McBride Obituary

Gertrude R. McBride, 90, of Oil City, PA., passed away Thursday Jan. 11, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

                Born July 15, 1933 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Cleila ( Miller) Dunkel.

Gert was a graduate of Oil City High School.

On Sept. 18, 1956 she married Maurice “Moe” McBride and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1981.

Gert will be remembered as a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother , her door was always open to family and friends.

Taking care of others is what she did best.

She resided in Plumer and raised her family there.

She enjoyed casino trips with her favorite son-in-law Gary, reading, painting and shopping with her daughter Suzanne.

She is survived by two children

Maurice “Moe” McBride of Oil City

Suzanne Nageli & her husband Gary of Finleyville

Four grandchildren

Derek Bailey and his wife Elysia of Oil City

Lindsey McCloskey and her husband Mike of Venus

Sean McBride of Oil City

Alex Nageli and his fiancé Rohini of Colorado Springs, CO

2 great grandchildren

Jacob and Kelsey McCloskey

And many beloved nieces and nephews

Including Godson Ed Skiba of Houston, TX.

She is also survived by brother-in-law

Bill Allen  and sister-in-law Carol Dunkel, both  of Oil City

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Catherine A. McBride

And by the following brothers and sisters

Ernest Dunkel, Robert Fowler, Herbert Dunkel, Meade Donald Dunkel, Charles Dunkel

Mabel Johnston, Pearl Geogeoine, Ilah Meehan and Bernadine Allen

Per Gertrude’s wishes there will be no viewing or visitation.

A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.

501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,  TN 38105. Gert has been a dedicated supporter of St. Jude Hospital for many years.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com

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