YOUNGSTOWN — Marlene Bryant, 77, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 22, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
She was born Aug. 3, 1942, a daughter of the late Robert and Janet Young Adams.
Marlene was a 1960 graduate of South High School and received her secretarial associate’s degree from Youngstown University.
She worked for the Navy’s draft board in Youngstown before moving to Alameda, Calif. After returning to Youngstown, she worked in the cafeteria system of the Youngstown City Schools from 1977 to 2007, retiring as the cafeteria manager at Volney Rogers Junior High School.
Marlene bowled in the Friday-night league at Westside Lanes, where she was the league secretary. She was a member of the St. George Croatian home on Vestal Road. She enjoyed being a chaperone for school dances and functions. Her favorite hobby was crafts and spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (April) Bryant of Boardman and James (Lisa) Bryant of Liberty; nine grandchildren, Breanna, Michael, Payton, Kelsey, Skylar, Jacob, Landon, Chyanne and Jacelyn; and one great-granddaughter, Zoey.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Isaiah.
Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. A funeral service will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Wednesday.
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