Peter F. Bryan, 77

OCT. 15, 1933-JUNE 28, 2011

June 29, 2011

Mr. Peter Francis “Pete” Bryan, 77, of Hagerstown, died late Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

He was the husband of the late Virginia T. “Ginger” Bryan, who preceded him in death on June 5, 2007.

Born Oct. 15, 1933, in Baltimore, he was a son of the late Daniel Joseph and Alva Jane Pettigrew Bryan.

Mr. Bryan graduated from the Friends School of Baltimore in 1951 and attended Johns Hopkins University. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Army Signal Corps in Germany.

He retired in 1994 as treasurer of Cannon Shoe Co., and recently celebrated 15 years of service with H&R Block, both companies of Hagerstown.

Mr. Bryan was a member of Hagerstown Rotary Club 5260, as well as Fountain Head Country Club. He enjoyed and supported local culture as a member of the Washington County Historical Society, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. He was formerly a volunteer with SCORE, Chapter 539, Hagerstown; and a former member of the Assembly and the Nine and Ninety Clubs, both of Hagerstown.

Surviving is his daughter, Jennifer A. Bryan of Odenton, Md.; his brother, James A. Bryan and wife, Marge, of Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Bryan was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Bryan Farnen, who died in 2007.

Friends may call at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Saturday, July 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m., until time of service at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. James Nirappel of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown, will offer prayers. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bryan’s name to the Hagerstown Rotary Club Foundation, Attn: Timothy Talkovitz, P.O. Box 45, Hagerstown, MD 21741; the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 423, Hagerstown, MD  21741; or the Washington County Historical Society, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Condolences may be offered to the Bryan Family at

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