Richard Bryan

Richard G. Bryan

July 2, 1938 – September 27, 2016

Richard G. Bryan passed away at home with his family on September 27, 2016. He was born near Philadelphia PA and lived in Cincinnati OH, Franklin Lakes NJ, and Westport CT before moving to the Seattle area in 1993 and retiring to Whidbey Island in 2002. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 and earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati in 1966.

His career was spent in marketing, sales, and general management. He held executive positions with Procter & Gamble, the American Cyanamid Company, AT&T Wireless, and most recently with the Marketwave Corporation (now part of Accrue Software Inc.) in Seattle. At Marketwave, he was excited to be involved in the many changes that the internet brought to business practices and to participate in implementing those changes. Before moving to Seattle, he also spent several years in management consulting with Glendinning Associates and the Weston Group in Connecticut.

He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed outdoor activities, particularly his daily three mile runs. He had a life-long interest in baseball and became an avid fan of the Mariners after moving to the Seattle area. He cherished the companionship of many Labrador retrievers over the years and could always be found with a Lab at his side. He and his wife were active in Labrador retriever rescue, and served as foster parents for more than 150 homeless Labradors in the last 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith, and sons Ken Bryan of Seattle and David Bryan of New York City. His life will be celebrated privately by his family. Memorial donations may be sent to Old Dog Haven (Lake Stevens, WA) or to the ALS Association.

Please visit Richard’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories or condolences. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC Oak Harbor, WA.