Gerald J. Bryda, Sr.
May 28, 1946 - December 13, 2017
Gerald J. Bryda, Sr., age 71, of Bear, DE, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Born in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Theodore and Margaret Bryda. Gerald resided in Verona, NJ for 24 years before retiring to Bear, DE. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and then Farleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gerald held various engineering positions at Foster Wheeler and Schering Plough Corporation throughout his career. He was an avid photographer and had a love for computers and technology.
Gerald is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Jane Hanley Bryda; beloved children, Jennifer Brennan (Clifford, Jr.) of Roseland, NJ, Gerald J. Bryda, Jr. (Kimberly) of Middletown, DE, and Laurie Bryda (Courtney O’Brien) of Towson, MD; brother, Theodore Bryda, Jr. (Patricia) of Cave Creek, AZ; sister, Joan Gibson of Edison, NJ; twin brother, Richard Bryda of Bloomfield, NJ; and his grandchildren, Gerald J. Bryda III, Katherine Bryda, Jessica Brennan, Lucky O’Brien, Clifford Brennan III, and James Brennan.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Monday afternoon, December 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gerald’s memory may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or to the American Hemochromatosis Society, P.O. Box 950871, Lake Mary, FL 32795.