Mr. Irvin F. Stride, 97, of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Irvin G. and Grace E. Stottlemyer Stride. He was the loving husband of Eva M. Young Stride.
Mr. Stride enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Sharon Stride Poole of Boonsboro, Md., Marty Stride of Thurmont, Md., and Kenneth Stride of New York; stepdaughter, Jean Boone of Libertytown, Md.; grandchildren, Donald Dick, Jeffrey Dick and John Stride; great-grandchildren, Jacob Dick and Elizabeth Dick; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Eileen Stride Vetiello; one stepgrandchild; as well as two brothers, Richard N. Stride and Robert M. Stride.
Irvin proudly served his country during World War II in the 8th Air Force in England, attaining the rank of tech sergeant. He was employed at Fort Detrick from 1950 to 1972. During this time, he was also a flight instructor at the Frederick airport for a number of years. He went to work for Frederick Memorial Hospital in 1975, retiring in 1990 at the age of 74.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederick.
Mr. Stride's interests included hiking, trailer camping, nature, animals, the Amish and building models, including a complete circus and carnival.
The family will receive friends Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford PA Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon immediately following the service at the church. Interment will follow the luncheon at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mount Airy, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick MD 21701.
Irvin F. Stride, 97
DEC. 2, 1915-APRIL 4, 2013
Stride (April 5, 2013)
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