Mary E. BryantSun facilities workerMary E. Bryant, who...

June 10, 1994

Mary E. Bryant

Sun facilities worker

Mary E. Bryant, who worked in the facilities department of The Baltimore Sun Co., died Sunday of a heart attack at her West Baltimore home. She was 47.

She was remembered by her colleagues as a cheerful worker who always smiled as she delivered mail in the building.

George Smith, supervisor of the facilities department, said, "Mary was a good worker. She was a quiet person who was kind and considerate, and she gave a lot to the Big Brother and Big Sister program at her church.

"She was always talking about Antoine, a child she first got to know when he was 9 years old and he's now in his 20s," he said.

Carol J. Leake, senior buyer for the company who worked with Ms. Bryant for 14 years, remembered her "cheerful, good nature and unfailing cooperation.

"She was a true Christian and all of her former associates are saddened by her passing," Ms. Leake said.

Ms. Bryant began her career with the company in 1977 in the information systems department as a data entry clerk and then joined the purchasing department as a stockroom clerk. She later assumed additional duties processing orders for various departments until moving to the facilities department in 1993.

She was born and reared in Smithfield, N.C., and was a 1965 graduate of Johnson Central High School there. After moving to Baltimore in 1966, she attended Baltimore Junior College.

A deeply religious person, she was active in the choir, the Big Brother and Big Sister program and other organizations at Shiloh Christian Community Church.

Elouise Curtis, her sister, said, "She was a kind-hearted person who would do anything in the world for you. She always went to church and even if she wasn't in Baltimore, she'd find a church to attend."

Ms. Bryant was chaplain of the Nehemiah Home Owners' Association of Sandtown/Winchester, where she was a longtime resident.

Services were planned for 10:30 a.m. today at Shiloh Christian Community Church, Catherine and Lombard streets, Baltimore, with interment in King Memorial Park.

She also is survived by an uncle, several aunts and many cousins.

David N. Culbertson, a nutritionist and musician, died May 24 of cancer at his Hillendale home. He was 36.

A certified nutritionist, he formerly owned the MANNA health food store in Parkville and managed Nature's Gateway in Timonium for several years before going to work at the Health Concern on Susquehanna Avenue in Towson.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1977 graduate of the Baltimore Experimental High School and attended Essex Community College.

In 1992, he was certified as a nutritionist by the National Institute of Nutritional Education and opened a practice in offices above the Health Concern.

He was a guitarist, who performed with several groups, and he was a bicyclist.

A memorial service was set for 7 p.m. today at the Cloisters Children's Museum, 10440 Falls Road, Brooklandville.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Leslie Landes; a son, Nowa of Baltimore; a daughter, Ruth of Baltimore; three sisters, Terry Culbertson of Syracuse, N.Y., and Dawn Culbertson and Nancy Geesey, both of Baltimore; and his parents, Donald and Ruth Culbertson of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Baltimore, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson 21204.

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