American Veteran 04

OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

A. James "Jim" Bryden

1931 - 2021

Muncy

OBITUARY Print

A. James “Jim” Bryden, 90, a longtime resident of South Williamsport and most recently of Muncy, died Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Muncy Place.

Born January 8, 1931 in Berwick, he was a son of the late David and Naomi (Slusser) Bryden.  On October 20, 1957 he married the former Olga Medich, who survives.  Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Jim was a graduate of Berwick High School and served honorably in the United States Navy.  He was self employed, operating Bryden Distribution, a Wise Snack Distributor, for many years.

Jim was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.

He was a member and past worshipful master of the Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, past Most Wise Master of the Williamsport Chapter of Rose Croix, and Commander-in-Chief of the Scottish Rite, Williamsport.

In 1993, Jim received the highest Masonic honor of 33rd degree at a ceremony in Boston.  Other Masonic memberships and accomplishments include: Lycoming Royal Arch Chapter 222, order of the Purple Cross (highest degree in York Rite), member of Adoniram Council, Baldwin II Commandery 22 Knights Templar, Williamsport Conclave Knights of Honor, Penn Priority No. 6, Grand Holy Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania where he served as most excellent Grand High Priest, DeMolay Legion of Honor, Allied Masonic Degrees, the Royal order of Scotland, Excelsior Mark No. 216 Lodge, Philadelphia, and Erin Council No. 6, Knight Masons.

Jim was the judge of elections for many years in South Williamsport and a member and past president of the South Williamsport Kiwanis Club.  He was also an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Martha A. Bryden and her husband, David Tule, of Muncy; two sons, David J. Bryden, of Mechanicsburg, and Edward J. Bryden and his wife, Laura, of Hingham, MA; one brother, Howard Bryden, of MN; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Elena.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Robert Bryden.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Plant a tree in memory of A. James "Jim" Bryden by clicking here.
To send flowers to A. James "Jim" Bryden's family, please visit our floral store.

Services

An environmentally-friendly option

Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc. - Muncy

121 S. Main St., Muncy, PA
1-570-546-8101

Tribute Wall

Share a memory of A. James "Jim" Bryden
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Candle
  • Sentiment
Plant a tree in memory of A. James "Jim"
An environmentally-friendly option

2 trees planted in memory of A. James "Jim"

 

Lanny & Carol Fisher

May 28, 2021 3:00 PM

Lodge will never seem the same without Jim being there, either on the sidelines on in the Treasurer's Chair.   He was always there with a quick smile for everyone.  He was indeed, a Mason's Mason and will be sincerely missed.

Rob, Margot, Lindsey, Karly and Robby Medich family

May 28, 2021 9:04 AM

We are very sorry for the loss of such a kind, gentle and loving man. He will be missed.
Rob, Margot, Lindsey, Karly and Robby Medich family

RAY OF SUNSHINE

RAY OF SUNSHINE was purchased for the family of A. James "Jim" Bryden by Rob, Margot, Lindsey, Karly and Robby Medich family.  Send flowers


A tree was planted

A tree was also planted in memory of A. James "Jim" Bryden.

Don & Rene Metzger

May 27, 2021 4:09 PM

Brother Jim will be greatly missed within the Masonic Organization, also he was a true man of God.  My wife and I always enjoyed our conversations we had with Jim and Olga, they were a delightful couple.  We send our condolences to the entire family.  May Jim rest in peace.
Don & Rene Metzger

Love, Chuck and Linda Cecela

May 26, 2021 6:25 PM

With our deepest sympathy. Rest In Peace Uncle Jim.
Love, Chuck and Linda Cecela

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was purchased for the family of A. James "Jim" Bryden by Love, Chuck and Linda Cecela.  Send flowers

Mickey

May 26, 2021 3:41 PM

Rest in peace Uncle
Mickey

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was purchased for the family of A. James "Jim" Bryden by Mickey.  Send flowers

Plant a tree in memory of A. James "Jim" Bryden

An environmentally-friendly option Plant memorial trees
© 2021 Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy