Larry P. Bryant, 65, died April 3, 2021, unexpectedly at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.
He was born Jan. 1, 1956, to Patrick J. Bryant Sr. and Verna E. Yeltatzie Bryant Mason in Metlakatla.
He was enrolled with the Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sealaska and Ketchikan Indian Community.
“Larry was interested in chess, and he mastered this hobby at an early age,” his family writes. “As a teenager, he worked with software and programming and he took the pursuit seriously.”
Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick John Bryant Sr. and Verna Eva Yeltatzie-Mason; maternal grandparents, Jones George Yeltatzie, whose Haida name was Skilkahjus, and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Eaton; and paternal grandparents, Alexander Bryant and Clara Annie Fawcett.
His is survived by his sister, Marge Yeltatzie; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick J. Bryant Jr. and Peggy Farrar; and niece, Rochelle Pentland-Reid, all of Saxman; aunt, Marie Abbott; nephew and niece, Christopher and Hannah Bryant; nephew, Victor Bryant; niece, Julie Morse; grand-niece, Pauline Morse, great-grandniece, Jessablle Morse; grandnephews, Donald and Thomas Pentland; grandniece, Erin Pentland, and her fiancé, Nick; and great-grandniece, Roxy Pentland, all of Ketchikan; niece and nephew, Louise and Adam Eckel; and grandnieces, Adonaih and Oralee Eckel, all of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; and numerous other relatives in Metlakatla, and throughout Alaska, Washington and British Columbia.
A memorial service for close family members will be on May 1, 2021, with a time to be announced.