Bryce Perry ’69 suddenly died on June 2, 2020. He was 74 years old. At Antioch College, Bryce was involved in the Maples Fire Department, including serving as engineer, responsible for two trucks and an ambulance.
While at college, he married Frances Hamaker ‘69. After graduation, they served in the Peace Corps, stationed in the town of Labasa in the Fiji Islands where they taught science and math at Sangam High School.
After some travel, they settled in Palo Alto, CA. Bryce worked at SRI in the Molecular Physics lab, at Spectra Physics as a product manager, and at ILC Technologies, managing space station lighting. While at SRI, Bryce earned an MSEE degree at Stanford University. Fran worked as a software engineer.
In the ’80s Bryce was active in the Palo Alto chess club and organized large chess tournaments. He was also active in the boy scouts, serving as Scout Master. After early retirement, he worked in IT, as a photographer, mentored chess clubs at the local middle school and high school, square danced, and was learning to teach and call square dancing.
Starting in 1999, he also enjoyed going to the Burning Man arts festival in Nevada more than a dozen times.
Bryce and Fran have two sons and three grandsons.