Pleasant Henderson "Pat" McBride Jr., 72, the executive manager of Prince George's County's information systems from 1984 to 1995, died of a heart attack Oct. 26 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He had lived in Gainesville, Fla., for the last two years.
Mr. McBride, a former Bethesda resident, was vice president of Informatics Inc., a computer firm in Bethesda from 1967 to 1984.
He was born in Memphis and served in the Navy during World War II as a radar specialist in the European and Pacific theaters.
He graduated from the University of Miami in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. McBride worked for General Electric in New York until moving to Bethesda in 1965 to oversee the company's computer systems.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America National-Capital Area Council and received the Silver Beaver Award and Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, among the highest honors for service the Scouts bestow.
He was an elder at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nancy O. McBride, of Gainesville; two sons, William Patrick McBride of Virginia Beach and Michael Carl McBride of Tallahassee; a daughter, Mary Alice Burkhart of Clarksville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.