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Donald Reid Bryant, 94

Donald Reid Bryant, 94, died at his long-time Pennington home Saturday, October 1. A member of the class of 1944 at Princeton University, he graduated early to serve in World War II as a forward observer. He received the Purple Heart for wounds he received during the Battle of the Bulge. After the War he attended Law School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over his many years of law practice, he had law offices in Trenton and Princeton, and served for a time as Magistrate in Pennington. He had been a member of the Nassau Club for over 65 years, where he could often be found enjoying backgammon and bridge, although he also played duplicate bridge in many other venues as well.
 He was predeceased in 2010 by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Gilbert Bryant, and in 2011 by his second daughter, Christina Bryant Padin. He is survived by his other children: Lisa Bryant (previously Fowler); D. Reid Bryant and his wife Francine; Sara Bryant Trausch and her husband A. Nicholas; Joan Bryant Blankenship and her husband Raymond, son-in-law Edward R. Padin, of New Rochelle, NY, and his sister, Patricia Bryant Urban of Seattle. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. His family was his greatest pride and source of joy, especially each new baby.
 A celebration of his life will be held at the Wilson Apple Funeral Home in Pennington from 11 to noon on Saturday, October 15. Please make donations, in lieu of flowers, to Holy Redeemer Hospice Care, P. O. Box 441, Trenton, N.J. 08603, or to the Pennington First Aid Squad, 110 Broemel Place, Pennington, N.J. 08534.

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