An area resident most of his life, Albert Vaughn Bryan, 70, 808 N. Center Street, Plymouth, died following a brief illness, at 2:20 a.m., on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Albert was born on June 6, 1929, in Portland, Indiana, the son of Galinton C. Bryan Sr., and Dorothy E. Layman Bryan.
He was a 1948 graduate of Portland High School and received further training at various schools while working for United Telephone, now known as Sprint.
On October 14, 1963, in Toledo, Ohio, Albert and Beverly J. Powers were married.
Albert was employed with United Telephone for forty years, retiring in 1991. He then worked at various odd jobs before going to work for Husband Exterminators where he was still active until he became ill.
Stock car racing was his love. He raced his own car until the late 1970’s. One of his personal ambitions was to climb a mountain. This past September he did just that. He climbed an Alaskan mountain, fulfilling a lifetime dream.
Albert enjoyed listening to country music. He was a member of the Arctic Circle Club.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, and their son Johnny and Etsuko Bryan, stationed with the military in Japan and five daughters: Terri-Jo and Clint Mayeur, Chugiak, Alaska, Shannon and Matthew Stevens, Bourbon, Ind., Teresa and Ronnie Baugh, Tyler, Texas, Tina and Jack Kennedy, Richmond, Ind., Tammy and Tom Everingham, Rockport, Texas.
A brother, Galinton C. Bryan, Jr., Carmel, Ind., and thirteen grandchildren survive as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James W. Bryan.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 5, 2000, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind.
Funeral services for Albert will be on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Jividen, pastor of the Plymouth Baptist Church where Albert was a member, will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Albert’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.