Julianna McBride, 77, a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, since 1957, passed away Thursday April 26, 2007. She is survived by two sons, Gregory Scott McBride of Corona, CA; and James Robert McBride II of Maui, Hawaii; brother Arnold Francis Pretz of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; 4 grandchildren, Gregory, Brandon, Kimberly, and Christopher; and 2 Great Grandchildren, Tyson and Taylor. Julianna was born in 1930 to Arnold and Helen Pertz in Los Angeles, CA. She enjoyed spending time volunteering for organizations such as the Spastic Children Foundation. She was a charter member of the Palos Verdes Jr. Women's Club. Julianna and James McBride were founding parishioners of St. John Fisher Catholic Church. She had many life-time friends who were family to her. The Viewing will be held at McCormick's Mortuary, 1998 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach on Tuesday May 1, 2007 between 3 and 7pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes on Wednesday May 2 at 10am.

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  1. Dear McBride Family, On behalf of the Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Julianna McBride. We are so honored to be a part of a philanthropic organiziation that has been in existence for 50 years because of her willingness to reach out and help others. With warmest regards, Christine Pearson President 2006-2007

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