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Cleveland Bryan

June 18, 1937 — May 26, 2022


Cleveland George Bryan, 84, passed away on May 26, 2022, at UMass Medical Center.

He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on June 18, 1937, a son of the late Ezekiel and Ivy (Chambers) Bryan. After immigrating to the United States, he settled in Worcester and worked for Norton Company for many years until he retired. He was the longtime owner and operator of the former Maytag Laundromat and also owned multiple rental properties in the city.

Cleveland loved saltwater fishing, playing cards and dominoes with family and friends, and watching sports. He always made sure he was dressed sharp and enjoyed shopping for himself and his family always buying them the best! “Uncle George” enjoyed hanging out and socializing with friends at Suney’s Pub over a rum and coke.  Mr. Bryan was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

He leaves behind his wife, Rosalie P. (Irwin) Bryan; his children, Angela Bryan Gamble, Sandra Bryan Thomas and Carlita Bryan Spikes; his stepchildren, Henry Davidson, Joan Beckford, Joseph Davidson, Myrna Davidson and Tricia Sergeant; his siblings, Alanzo, Ransford and Bobby Bryan and Dorothy Whitely; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Hermine May Bryan, two children, Michael and Zelita Bryan, his siblings, Theodore “Teddy”, Vera, Gloria, Sylvia, Violet.

Family and friends will celebrate his life with visiting hours on Thursday, June 16th from 5:00 until 8:00pm at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday, June 17th at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 38 High St., Worcester. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery.

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