BRANDON - David Lee Bryant, age 75, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bryant was born in Brandon on January 29, 1938. He was the son of Albert and Margaret (Lake) Bryant. He grew up in Brandon, where he received his early education and had attended Brandon High School.
Following his education, he enlisted in the United States Air Force
. He served honorably as an aircraft mechanic until his discharge in 1959.
He lived and worked for a while in Massachusetts following his discharge. He returned to Brandon in the 1960s and joined the staff at Kraft in Middlebury where he worked in Electrical Maintenance. He retired in 1994.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon.
He belonged to Brandon American Legion Post #55.
He enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards and riding his motorcycle.
Surviving is his daughter, Lisa Marie Bryant of Brandon; his partner in life, Marietta Sheehan of Brandon; stepsons: Steve (Stephanie) Flood and Jeff Flood, all of Rutland, Kyle Flood of Philadelphia, PA, and Rob Sheehan of Yuma, AZ; stepdaughters: Laurie (Craig) Pelkey of Pittsford, and Marie Sheehan of Boston, MA; brothers: John (Carol) Bryant, Walter (Kathy) Bryant, Mark "Jim" (Charlene) Bryant, Lawrence "Larry" (Cheryl) Bryant, Patrick (Andrea) Bryant, all of Brandon, Kenneth Bryant of Westfield, VT, and Steven (Linda) Bryant of Goshen; his sisters: Claudia (Rod) Bilodeau of Brandon, Priscilla "Peg" (Paul) Bertrand of Rutland, and Jane Johnson of Brandon; his former wife: Diane Bryant of Brandon; grandchildren: Evan and Emily Perry, Spencer and Kaitlyn Pelkey and Chloe Flood. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Lois Jean Bryant, his first wife Pauline "Polly" Bryant, and a brother Ronald Bryant.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert "Skip" Baltz, will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will follow in Forestdale Cemetery.
Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends at Brandon American Legion for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to: Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.