Obituaries

Harry R. Bryant III; Isolde Chapin; Kent Sabatke; Kandiah Shivanandan; RoseMary J. Gustin; Mark E. Nejako

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Harry R. Bryant III Computer Analyst

Harry R. Bryant II, 70, a retired computer analyst with the Naval Research Laboratory, died July 5 at a hospital in Leominster, Mass., after a stroke. He had moved in 2000 to Westminster, Mass., from the District.

For 30 years, Mr. Bryant worked on computer programs for naval ships, including minesweepers. He retired in the mid-1990s.

Harry Raymond Bryant III was born in Washington. He graduated from Suitland High School in 1958 and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Annapolis's St. John's College in 1963. He served in the Army in the mid-1960s.

His marriages to Donna Parmelee and Margot Post ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons from the first marriage, Adam Bryant of Westminster and Alexander Bryant of Washington; and a brother, William Bryant of Ellicott City.

-- Timothy R. Smith

Isolde Chapin Association executive

Isolde Chapin, the retired executive director of Washington Independent Writers, a professional society for freelancers, died of respiratory failure July 5 at her home in Washington on her 84th birthday.

Starting in 1980, Ms. Chapin spent more than 20 years as executive director of Washington Independent Writers, now known as American Independent Writers. Until recently, she was an information desk volunteer for the Library of Congress.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ms. Chapin held editorial jobs at Dance and Vogue magazines, among other places. She also did advertising work for the New Yorker magazine and spent two years as the assistant to the New York editor for publisher Houghton Mifflin.

Under her married name, Isolde Weinberg, she wrote a freelance column for The Washington Post in the mid-1960s about volunteer opportunities in the area. In the 1970s, she was a part-time writer for the National Center for Voluntary Action.


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