|Richard Hancock Bryant, 77, died April 4, at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, Maryland, as a result of a stroke suffered while on vacation in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.A resident of Bethesda, Md., and a summer resident of Rockport, he was the son of the late Wallace Bryant, a portrait artist, Marjorie Rice Bryant Kendall.
He was a graduate of Philips Exeter Academy, Harvard College and a 1951 graduate of Harvard Law School.
From 1958 until 1967, he drafted legislation for the office of the general counsel at what became the Department of Housing and Urban Development. From 1968 and 1969, he worked at the Washington D.C. law firm of Semer, White and Jacobsen. He was the developer of Hampton Business Park in Capitol Heights, Md., and other real estate enterprises.
His membership include the Pewter Collectors Club of America and St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean Scott Bryant of Bethesda, MD, and Rockport; five children, Ann Harrison of Petersborough, NH, David Bryant of Cmbridge, Christopher Bryant of England, Amy Bryant Sieban of Chicago, Illinois, Paul Bryant of Rockport; a brother, Edward Wallace Millard Bryant of Washington, D.C. and Rockport; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Church in Rockport.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the mane of Richard Bryant to Casey House, Montgomery Hospice, 6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855.