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Joseph E. Bryan

  • On October 1, 2018
  • 15 Comments
Joseph E. Bryan, age 67 of Pittsburgh (Shaler), formerly of Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair, passed away
on September 29, 2018.
Born on October 17, 1950 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of the late Mary Lou and John H. Bryan. Beloved
husband of Marlene (Heshler) and Beth (Broadhurst) who preceded him in death. Loving father of Heidi
Fink (Jim), Wendy Shaffer (Kurt), and Christina Clark (Tracy). Adored brother of Jenifer (Jennie)
Hampton (Rob), Mary Katherine (Katie) Jones (Bob), Tim (Cara), and Elizabeth (Liz)
McCall. Cherished grandfather (PopPop) of Quinten, BethAllen, Natalie and Tyson Shaffer, Annie and
Sara Fink and Adam, John and Hannah Clark. Also loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Joe was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering ’72 and the Katz Graduate
School ’89. He was the owner of MatLok Inc. and former owner of Brysco Foodservice Company.
Joe’s passions were spending time with his family, golf, flying and traveling.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4-8pm at Cremation and Funeral
Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October
5, 2018 at 10:30am at Holy Trinity National Catholic Church in Washington, PA with burial to follow at Queen of Heaven
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
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15 Comments

Katie Jones
  • Oct 1 2018
Big Brother you will be missed for sure whenever we gather-BUT you will be with us in so many ways. We will all think of you when we go tot he grocery store!
Mary Ann Miller
  • Oct 1 2018
To Marlene and Joe's family - we're so deeply sorry for your loss. Joe was such a great guy and we enjoyed meeting him immensely. We're glad he's at least no longer suffering, and will keep all of you in our prayers during this very difficult time. God bless and keep you. Mary Ann Miller and Terry Mohr
Dick Jones
  • Oct 1 2018
Sorry for the loss of Joe. He surely will be missed.
Kim Clark
  • Oct 1 2018
My all your treasured memories help to bring you peace and comfort through all the difficult days ahead. Terry and Kim Clark and family
Kathy McGlone
  • Oct 1 2018
Joe was a high school classmate & I was so happy to see him at our 50th reunion in June. He told me of his illness, but I never imagined he would be gone so soon. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest In peace, Joe ??
Jennie Ha
  • Oct 1 2018
My brother Joe was more like a twin to me being 13 months older. He was such fun to be around and we shared so much from childhood, teenage years and then adulthood. Our family gatherings won't be the same but we will continue in his spirit. RIP Joe, you deserve it. May God bless.
Jennie Hampton
  • Oct 1 2018
My brother Joe was more like a twin to me being 13 months older. He was such fun to be around and we shared so much from childhood, teenage years and then adulthood. Our family gatherings won’t be the same but we will continue in his spirit. RIP Joe, you deserve it. May God bless.
Timothy Bryan
  • Oct 1 2018
Joe, I am going to miss you, the world is in a better place because you cared. I look back on all our family travels and gettogethers and you were right smack in the middle of it all. It won't be the same but we will remember. Rest easy big brother you have had a long fight.
Terri & Rob Souders
  • Oct 2 2018
We are so sorry for your loss of Joe. He's in our prayers
Bonnie and Bryan Allphin
  • Oct 2 2018
Our hearts are broken to hear about Joe. We have so many wonderful memories of him. He set us up on a blind date, and we will be forever grateful for his match making ability. Football games galore- Joe was a definite sports fan. And he was a life long friend. He always got in touch whenever he came "down south". Joe faced his illness with courage and had a life filled with love- including ours. He will be missed and we send our love to all his loved ones.
Cindi and Ron Ruf
  • Oct 2 2018
I think back on all our wonderful family gatherings as kids in Oil City at Gramma's and Grandpa's. The many trips to Pittsburgh and Edinboro vacations. How lucky we were to get to spend all those times together. Joe you will truely be missed by all the Plum St Swoger's. You fought a hard fight but now you at PEACE. We will miss and love you cousin Joe.
Maureen Bryan Lee
  • Oct 3 2018
My cousin Joe was larger than life. I remember his trips to Houston when we would celebrate being all together, with Joe right in the center. I can see him now, happy and healthy, smiling down on us. My heart is with all of the family. Love to you all.
Molly Slater and Family
  • Oct 5 2018
Heidi and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Bryan Rockwell and the Harry Bryan Family
  • Oct 11 2018
I am so sad to hear about Joe and am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Although I only met my cousin Joe a few times (being a California Bryan), I know my dad (Uncle Harry) thought the world of him ! Dad used to always say "That Joe, oh he's a really nice fella". Hi praise from my pop, who was a man of few words. I know he will be truely missed by all who knew him and is smiling down us all and in the company of the Bryan clan in heaven.
James Bryan
  • Oct 11 2018
Harry (Grandpa) and I were greeted by Joe when we arrived in PA for the beginning of our vacation. I've heard nothing but great things about Joe and was very excited to finally meet him. It was a long trip back to our hotel in Clairton, a long trip for that time of night, I was smiling the entire way as he and Grandpa laughed and played catch up. When we finally arrived at the hotel and made sure Grandpa was situated Joe and I went to have a beer or 2, or 3. Everything I heard about Joe was true, I'm so fortunate to have spent some time with him. It wasn't much but we covered just about everything in about an hour of one on one time. Rest in Paradise Joe. Miss you.
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