Bill MacBride, a longtime local who moved to Bishop in the 1990s after dropping out of the corporate world, died on May 16 at Bishop Care Center. He was 63.
Born on Long Island in New York, Bill was raised in Pittsburgh, and graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Post-college, he moved to the Bay Area and held corporate jobs at American Express as well as Chase Econometrics. Along the way, he obtained a Masters Degree in International Management at Golden Gate University.
But like so many others, he took a ski trip to Mammoth in 1978 and found his way back in the 1990s after he decided he’d had enough of the big city.
At heart, he was an outdoorsman, and loved to hike, bike, rock climb, trail run. Coming across Bill and his dog Butch on a 6- or 8-mile scamper was a familiar sight to Mammoth locals.