December 4, 1923 - October 2, 2009
Glendon Bryant, 85, was born on December 4, 1923, the second child of the late Wilbert and Sarah Fannie Jackson Bryant. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday October 2, 2009. For the past five years, he struggled with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was receiving care at The Gardens at Cross Keys, an assisted living facility, at the time of his death. The village of Springtown, in Greenwich Township, NJ was Glendon's childhood home. He was born there and attended the township school before advancing to Bridgeton High School. Hardships of the Great Depression led him to enlist in the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he helped build forest trails in upstate New York. During World War II, he was drafted into the US Army and served for three years in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1946, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Medal, with three Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead, the Phillipine Liberation Medal and the American Theater Medal. In 1949, Glendon married Sarah L. Green. They established their home and raised five children in Bridgeton. He worked for a short time as a local taxi driver. Thereafter he spent his working life as a driver for Cumberland Dairy, covering the tri-state region, until his retirement in 1985. Jazz music, pool, and political ideas were Glendon's lifelong passions. He was a self –taught saxophone player and collected jazz records, CD's, and musical instruments. He was proud of his reputation among friends as a pool shark. He was an avid reader of political philosophy and an avowed news junkie. As a tinkerer and amateur antiquarian, he frequented local auctions and flea markets in search of things to repair, books, and ephemera. Glendon is survived by his beloved brother Melwood Bryant and his wife Lillian of Philadelphia, three daughters, Linda Bryant of Pennsylvania, Kay Vaughan of Maryland, and Joan Bryant of New York, one daughter in law Betty Bryant of Bridgeton, three grandchildren Tamara Vaughan Chen Adrian, Lionell Vaughan , and Lamont Vaughan, one great granddaughter Kayla Chen, and a host of other cherished relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Sarah, two sons Ronald and Aaron Bryant, one son in law Larry Vaughan, three brothers Wright Clark, Leonard Clark and Edward Bryant, and his sister Frances Brown.
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