Hugh McLellan Bryan

Born on December 17, 1928 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Departed in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on September 13, 2019

Hugh McLellan Bryan, 90, of Wilmington, DE and Gilbert, AZ died on September 13, 2019. He was a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University. He received an MBA from the University of Delaware and did post graduate training at Dartmouth College. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and later retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserve. As an executive for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, he worked as Credit Manager retiring in 1985. After retiring, Hugh was on the Board of Geriatric Services of Delaware. With his volunteer time, he worked at the Next to New Shop (DE) and served meals for the homeless (AZ). He loved to travel, visiting 49 states. Mostly, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends across the country.

He is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Davis Bryan, his father Hugh McLellan Bryan, and his wife of over fifty years, Mary Susanne Payne Bryan. He is survived by his children, Dr. Hugh McLellan Bryan III (Barbara) North, VA; Elizabeth Bryan Yoncha (Randal) Wilmington, DE; Bruce Coleman Bryan (Laurel) Roanoke, VA; and Mary Bennett Stallard (Thomas) Merritt Island, FL; by his ten grandchildren: Sarah Fask, Hugh McLellan Bryan IV, Andrew Bryan, Anne Yoncha, David Yoncha, Dan Bryan, Madeline Bryan, Tee Bryan, Thomas Stallard, Jr., and Mary Stallard; his great-grandchildren: George Fask, Samuel Fask, Nora Bryan, Eliza Bryan, and Hugh Bryan V; his brother-in-law David Payne (Palo Alto, CA); sister-in-law Nancy McChesney (Evanston, IL); and his dear friend, Yvonne Breslin (Gilbert, AZ).
His life will be celebrated with a memorial service at St. David’s Episcopal Church on November 16th at 11:00am and on January 25, 2020 at 10:00am at The Church of the Epiphany in Tempe, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 2222 S. Price Rd., Tempe, AZ 85252 or St. David’s Episcopal Church, 2320 Grubb Rd., Wilmington, DE. 19810 or United Food Bank, 245 S. Nina Dr., Mesa, AZ. 85210.

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Judy Wood from Melbourne wrote on January 29, 2020:
He leaves a beautiful legacy through his service and loving family. May wonderful memories of a life well lived bring peace to his family and oved ones. Blessings, Judy & Tom Wood

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