John Bryan ’43 died peacefully at his home in Piedmont, California on March 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife Florence, their four daughters: Kathryn, Suzanne, Amanda and Anne, and four grandchildren. John was one of our finest principes non homines. A loyal alumnus, he served Webb as a trustee from 1995-2005 and was then appointed a Life Trustee.
During his time at Webb, John was an enthusiastic participant in the Dramatic Society, the Debating Society, the Glee Club, the Camera Club and the Rifle Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis and swimming. After Webb, John attended Stanford where he entered the Navy’s V-12 program. The Navy sent him to USC and Harvard Business School and then on to the Pacific where he served as a Supply Officer on a Troop Transport.
John was also a member of Webb’s Legacy Hall of Fame and established The John M. Bryan ’43 Endowed Scholarship Fund in 1995. He exemplified the characteristics of honor, leadership and service that are the hallmarks of a great Webb education and a life well lived. We invite you to leave a fond remembrance of John below, and for a complete obituary featured in the San Francisco Chronicle please click here.