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Stephen Michael Bryan
Birth: Nov. 21, 1970
Brockton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2002
Columbus
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

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Obituary:
Source: Columbus, IN Republic Newspaper
April 12, 2002

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Stephen M. Bryan

Sixth Street

Stephen Michael "Steve" Bryan, 31, of Sixth Street died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Bryan was a repair technician with SBC Ameritech. He was a member of Hartsville Church of Christ, Bartholomew County Chapter of ABATE of Indiana and Communications Workers Association Union.

He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, hunting and camping.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel, on 25th Street with the Rev. Ed Furnas officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Cremation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County, Hartsville Church of Christ or Abate of Indiana.

Mr. Bryan was born in Brockton, Mass., Nov. 21, 1970, the son of Fredrica "Freddie" Joan Ping of Columbus and adopted dad Robert Lee "Bob" Bryan of Columbus. He married Bridget S. Baldwin Feb. 17, 2001, at Hartsville. She survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Shelby Lee and Kerri Lynn Bryan, both of Columbus; a sister, Jessica Bryan of Bloomington; and Grandmothers, Theda Davis of Alpharetta, GA., and Betty Bryan of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by Grandfathers, Joe Davis and Robert Bryan.

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Follow up Obituary

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Steve Bryan
By Obits


Source: Columbus, IN Republic Newspaper
April 14, 2002

Steve Bryan

The funeral for Steve Bryan, 31, of Sixth Street, was Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Furnas officiating.

Cremation and inturnment at Garland Brook Cemetery will be at a later date. Pallbearers were Bob Bryan, Chris and Mark Baldwin, Mitchel Black, Rob Endicott, Vance Murray, Heath Stadler and Bobbie Hammond.

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We had a chance to talk with Stephen's adopted dad and found out that Stephen died of a very rare form of bone cancer. It's called: Alveolar Soft Ports Sorcoma. To find out about this cancer please go here:
http://jcp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/59/11/1127
He was put on massive amounts of a steroid and chemo and other meds to try and kill off the cancer. The steroid caused Stephen to swell up really bad. He was determined to do all that he could to try and win the battle.

Decadron is the name of the steroid that we believe eventually & inevitably took him.

As bitter sweet as it is...Steve chose to "pick his poison." While the steroid kept fluids from the tumors off his brain & lungs & allowed him 2 function & maintain quality of life...it was eating his bone mass & muscle tissues.

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We know that now Stephen is totally healed and out of pain, celebrating with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior in Heaven. We are looking forward to the day that we get to spend an eternity with Stephen in Heaven.

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Stephen would be very proud with how his daughters have turned out. They are both beautiful very well behaved girls and we're pleased to call them our Granddaughters. Shelby and Kerri are our 2 oldest Granddaughters and we love them as much as we do the other 5 Granddaughters and 1 Grandson that God has given us.

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On November 28, 2011 Stephen became a Grandpa to an adorable granddaughter named Ryleigh. Shelby is doing a good job raising her.
 
 
Burial:
Garland Brook Cemetery
Columbus
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 77
 
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