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William (Bill) C. MacBride III’s Remembrance

November 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

For those who have been waiting to hear about a remembrance event for William C. (Bill) MacBride III we have an update.

Per his request there will be no formal ceremony however a thoughtful send off has been planned for Sunday, November 25th at 10:30am. Bill’s ashes will be spread on the Blue Mountain. This will be held on the Blue Mountain at Bake Oven Knob. There is a parking lot available just below the top of the ridge.

Afterwards anyone who would like to go to lunch there will be an informal gathering at the Bake Oven Inn which is at the bottom of the hill. Update: Due to the number of responses the post gathering lunch will be moved to “The Old Homestead Golf Club”, which is also close by but has the facility to handle the larger amount of attendees.

If you would like to attend please notify so that appropriate arrangements for the amount of people can be made:

Connie Nielsen at nielcon@gmail.com or 610-213-0203

John Heffner at john.heffner@comcast.net or 484-678-0961.


November 25, 2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Friends of Bill MacBride


Bake Oven Knob
Bake Oven Rd
Germansville, 18053 United States
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3 comments on “William (Bill) C. MacBride III’s Remembrance

  1. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was one of the first falconers I ever went hawking with. Gary Bolis introduced me to him. I went out with him, Bill, Paul Lee and maybe some others years before I actually became a falconer myself. It will be really strange not to see Bill at the meet.

  2. The first time I heard Bill McBride’s
    name was at my mentors home
    Corny McFadden.
    Corny and Bill were very close.
    Bill once told me that Corny Was like a father to him.
    At 19 years old and a green horn to falconry , I learned about the sport from the best.
    After Cornys passing, My Sponser, Jim Rice and I would often talk about our love of birds of prey and the falconer friends we’ve made over the years.
    Bill will always have a place in my heart and I’ll never forget his and Puddys contributions to PFHT for so many years.

    Tom Stanton

  3. Unfortunately, I did not learn of Bill’s passing until I arrived at the meet in State College. I was not only disappointed that I was unable to attend his “memorial”, but also that I had procrastinated about taking him out to the dinner we had talked about. I first met Bill in the early ’70’s, when I got started in falconry. I took the first PA test along with him and many other long time falconers. He introduced me to ridge trapping and was always available for assistance or advice on anything to do with the birds, or actually, most anything else as well. He was experienced, knowledgeable and willing to let you know his opinion. His stories were vivid, entertaining and informative and just fun to talk with. I have lost a mentor and friend; the falconry community has a lost a legend and a resource. Since I learned of his passing, I have found myself talking to him. Hopefully he knows how very much I appreciated all that he did for me and the greater falconry community…he is already missed!

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