Herbert Gayle Bryan saved Thelma E. Bruce from being killed by a train, Oakley, Ohio, October 4, 1926. Thelma, 5, was standing on a track on which a passenger train was approaching at a speed of 45 m.p.h. Bryan, 27, toolmaker, ran toward her, stepped onto the track with one foot, and pulled her toward him as he stepped from the track. The train was 35 feet from him when he took hold of her, and it passed them when they had gone but four feet from the track.26736-2207
HERDON—Funeral services and internment will be held tomorrow in Hope, Ind. for Herbert G. Bryan, 57-year-old government electrical engineer who died from cancer Saturday at Loudoun County’s Leesburg Hospital.
Utilities chief in the District Public Works Department of the Potomac River Naval Command since 1952, Mr. Bryan earlier had pioneered in the rural electrification of Alaska where he lived for many years.
Mr. Bryan was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, of the Loveland, Ohio, Masonic Lodge, and the Loveland Royal Arch Masons.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine A. Bryan, a teacher at Herndon High School; and two children, Elizabeth Tarris and Richard Wood Bryan of Herndon.