David Bryer, 83

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VIENNA — David Bryer, 83, died April 27 at the home of his daughter, Jeanette Reed, in Wiscasset.

He was born in Damariscotta on Nov. 3, 1930, a son of Harold A. and Susan E. Bryer. He graduated from Boothbay High School and entered the U.S. Army. On Jan. 17, 1954, he married Beverly A. Main and they traveled throughout the country while he served 22 years in the Army. He served in two tours of Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star and a Medal of Merit.

In 1974, they moved to Boothbay Harbor. He was employed at Bodwell’s in Brunswick and Advanced Auto Parts where he delivered parts for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Augusta and the VFW in Boothbay Harbor.

He was an avid bowler, liked hunting and going to dances and especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly Bryer, on Oct. 28, 2000, and one brother, Arnold Bryer.

He is survived by four daughters, Deborah Gill, of Bath, Jeanette Reed and husband, Randy, of Wiscasset, Laura Tarasoff and Michelle Bryer and partner, Timber Brown, of Boothbay; two brothers, Dean Bryer and wife, Betty, of Bar Harbor and Blanchard Bryer; one sister, Donna Teague, of Union; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held May 2 at Daigle Funeral Home, Bath. Burial will be private at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington D.C., 20005 or CHANS, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 04011.

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