Former Upper Merion Township Supervisor Edward D. McBride died Saturday, Jan. 29, of heart disease.
Born May 12, 1951, in Northeast Philadelphia, Mr. McBride graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, joined the Army reserves, and got a job at Peco in 1969 as a transportation mechanic.
Mr. McBride lived for nearly 40 years in Wayne, PA and was a mover and shaker for countless local political, civic, charitable organizations and was a 52-year employee at Peco.
His activism earned him several honors and awards, including the 2006 Distinguished Leadership Award from Community College of Philadelphia, a 2010 induction into the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade ring of honor, and the 2021 Golden Heart of Variety Award by the Variety charity organization.
Mr. McBride is survived by his wife and daughters, eight grandchildren, three brothers, one sister, and other relatives.
Donations in his name may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10306, and Families Behind the Badge, 555 North Ln., Suite 6060, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.