Gene L. Bryan

Date of Passing:

May 1, 2018

Bryan, Gene L., 83, of Crescent View Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Tavares) Bryan.

Born in Elizabeth, TN, a son of the late Clarence and Ella Mae (Cannon) Bryan, he lived in Riverside for the past 10 years.

Mr. Bryan was a dye caster mechanic for the former Pill & Chain Co., Barrington for 26 years. He also was a dye mechanic for the John Roach Co. for 14 years.

Gene was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed fishing and automobiles.

Besides his wife of 23 years, he is survived by two sons, Robert Bryan and his wife Beverly of Wells, ME and David Bryan of East Providence; a daughter, Rubye Horton and husband Thomas of Warwick; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and his faithful dog, Cocoa. He was the step-father of the late Matthew S. Blackmar.

His funeral will be private. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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  1. My deepest sympathies and prays
    to Ruthie David and the entire family. Gene was a great guy he was like my second dad to me and a dear friend. I went to visit found out today he pass way i can’t believe he’s gone I’ll miss him dearly
    Until we see each other again
    May he Rest In Peace

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.

  3. Ruthie and family,
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of an amazing man. Gene was a very compassionate and a very funny man. I will forever cherish the bond that I had with him. He will be forever missed and always loved. R.I.P Gene. We love you

  4. To the family of Gene and Ruthie,
    Deepest sympathy in your loss. Gene was a very great and loving man. I always enjoyed being around him joking around as Gene and I had a special bond. My prayers go out to the family. Gene will be dearly missed. Rest in peace…

  5. Ruthie so sorry for your loss he was a great man in my eyes always caring .my heart goes out to you and the family. R I P Gene

  6. Ruthie, David, Rubye, Robert, I am still so much at a loss for words on “Dad’s” passing. He was such an amazing person to know. I have shared many times together and laughs over the years, good memories I’ll cherish always. “Dad” will be missed dearly. He was like a second Dad to me and I am going to miss him.
    My deepest sympathy to the family. Your all very much in my heart and prayers as you grieve his passing.
    Rest in Peace..

    Joan Hofer

  7. Rubye, Tom, Lisa, Laura and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love to you all at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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