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Paul Bryan

March 11, 1930 — August 9, 2021

Paul Bryan

Bryan Paul E. Former Harding High School Teacher Passed away on August 9, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Preceded in death by parents Marcus & Judith Bryan. Survived by wife of 62 years, Mary (Husting); children Sue Bryan and Rick Bryan (Coleen); brother James Bryan (Ann); many nieces; nephews and 3 sisters-in-law. Funeral Service Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3878 Highland Avenue, White Bear Lake. Fellowship to follow. Private interment Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to www.TwinCitiesBMD.org/paul or a charity of your choice. A Glimpse into Paul’s Life • He took unusual summer jobs as a young man, including working on an Alaskan gold dredge and in an Alaskan coal mine • He was not only a history and social studies teacher but also coached the Harding High School tennis and B Team hockey teams at different points in his career • He took his family on summer RV adventures throughout Mexico, Canada, and the United States • He devoured books on many topics, but his encyclopedic knowledge didn’t prevent him from being so electronically challenged that he could not stop his son from setting his watch alarm to go off at awkward moments • He was so fond of obscure facts that he became the original “google” for the family • He loved animals of all kinds, especially his kids’ animal companions • He loved to canoe, kayak, and bike and fixed up many bicycles just to gift them to other people • He turned splitting firewood into both a leisure passion and another opportunity to share with others • His occasional experiments in cooking didn’t always go as planned, but he made a mean pancake breakfast • He had a passion for classical music, operas, and folk music and enjoyed singing along with all of them • He was skilled on the piano and often belted out old hymns while he played • He collected pottery and loved going to art shows to buy gifts for his family • He was an accomplished wood worker – he made an inlaid chess board, slate-top tables, and other meticulously crafted household objects • He designed beautiful handmade jewelry for his wife that she wears to this day • He patiently shared his skills and interests with Sue & Rick, who will carry on his legacy • He shared his adventures and love with Mary for 62 years, who will keep safe their memory
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