Raymond C. Bryant

[Age 86] BGE executive, Navy veteran

May 09, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Raymond C. Bryant, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive and former North Baltimore resident, died Tuesday of leukemia at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 86.

Mr. Bryant was born in Baltimore and raised near Wyman Park. He was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Loyola College in 1943. He also studied economics at the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.

Mr. Bryant began his BGE career in 1947 as a methods investigator and was transferred to the customer relations department in 1961.

In 1974, he was appointed vice president of consumer services, a position he held until he retired in 1987.

Mr. Bryant had been a member of the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute, and was a director and former chairman of the Maryland-District of Columbia Utilities Association. He had also served on the executive committee and had been chairman of the marketing division of the Southeastern Electrical Exchange.

He had been a director of the Urban League of Baltimore, chairman of Junior Achievement of Baltimore and a member of the board of the Baltimore Opera Guild.

Active in Episcopal affairs, he had been director of the Episcopal Ministry to the Aging and had been chairman of the property committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

Mr. Bryant was a longtime resident of St. George's Road, in the North Baltimore community The Orchards. He had lived at the Sykesville retirement community since 1994..

He enjoyed photography, sailing and vegetable and flower gardening.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave. in Sykesville, which will be followed by a 3:30 p.m. memorial service at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where he had been a longtime communicant.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Ginnie Bowen; a son, Christhilf C. Bryant of Sparks; and a granddaughter.

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