Captain Gordon R. Bryan of Petoskey and
Memorial services for Gordon will be held in
Gordon was born
In 1951, he graduated from
During Gordon's military career, he served on the USS Jarvis, a destroyer serving in the Korean waters. He was attached to five submarines, serving as the commanding officer of the USS Stonewall Jackson and USS Von Steuben. This was followed by a tour as Battalion Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also commanded the Submarine Tender USS Gilmore in
After retiring from the Navy, Gordon became a consultant for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, traveling all over the country inspecting civilian nuclear power plants. He retired in 1990.
As a young man, Gordon enjoyed hunting and fishing. Later, he enjoyed traveling, rock hounding and reading with his wife, and in his later years he enjoyed computer games.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Judith H. Bryan; sons, Gordon L. Bryan and Steven G. Bryan, both of Seattle, Wash.; four stepchildren; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, William A. Bryan.
Contributions in memory of Gordon may be made to the Bay View Association of the
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.