It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Leon Joseph Bryan on Feb. 27.
Leon was born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on May 3, 1941, to Harry and Elida Bryan. He was the youngest of nine children.
Leon was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. An independent thinker who loves life and people, he was always a kind, thoughtful and giving man. His passions were loving his wife Joel and their playing music together – he, his guitar and Joel, her accordion. When their band practice was done, he then would gather his daughters, grandsons and sons-in-law for his scratch band session of continuous music playing and singing. He also loved song writing, which was lyrical entertainment with a good beat and laughter.
Wherever he went, he brought much laughter, light and love to those he knew and those who crossed his path on a daily basis.
Leon is survived by his wife, Joel Ann Bryan; his three daughters: Brenda Erdem, Sharon Bryan and Cynthia Bryan Aubin; his sons-in-law: Musa Erdem and Steven Aubin; his grandsons: Levent Erdem and Nathaniel Aubin; his sister, Donicia Ledee; his sisters-in-law: nieces and nephews; and his very large, beautiful extended family and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Center of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 11, at Celestial Chapel of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 12, at Holy Family Church.
Interment will be cremation.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association or The Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Due to the global pandemic, coronavirus (COVID-19) and public health guidance, masks or facial coverings must be worn at all gatherings.
Family and friends may offer their support by sharing a special memory or message by going to www.hurleydavisfuneralhome.com