George Humphrey Bryan, Jr. – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

George Humphrey Bryan Jr., 79, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, retired, died of cancer on Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Palliative Care facility in Hampton, Virginia. A native of Newport News, he was the son of George Humphrey Bryan and Mildred Moffett Bryan.

Commander Bryan graduated from the United States Naval Academy, class of 1947, and spent 20 years on active duty. After retiring from naval service in 1966, he went to work for the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, spending time in the Atomic Power and Insurance & Risk Management divisions. He retired from the shipyard in 1984.

Bryan was a founding member, vestryman, and treasurer of St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Newport News. He was a past president of the Thomas Nelson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a former Councilor of the Order of the First Families of Virginia, and a 50-year member of the Free and Accepted Masons of California, San Francisco Lodge No. 120.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eva Blackmer Bryan; a son, Peter Humphrey Bryan and his wife, Jean von Schrader Bryan, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Betsy, George and Anne.

There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Memorial Chapel, Fort Myers, Arlington. Interment with military honors will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family requests that any memorial donations be sent to the Palliative Care Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 100 Emancipation Drive, Hampton, VA 23667.

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