RIP Tony Bryant

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RIP Tony Bryant

Post by richvh » Sun 12.29.2013 8:44 am

This was posted on the Honyaku Japanese-English translation mailing list:
Anthony J. Bryant, author and friend, passed away yesterday. He helped introduce many to Japanese history, and made history come alive. He will be greatly missed. Below is the note from his Facebook page announcing his passing:

From his FaceBook page:

To all who knew and loved Tony,

I have been asked by his family to post the news of his sudden passing on December 25, 2013 at 12:30 P.M.

In an effort to create an accurate and comprehensive obituary, the family has asked me acquire details regarding his degrees, credentials and accomplishments pertaining to his college education at Florida State University, his literary publications, life and work in Japan, Virginia and Florida as well as his personal affiliations.

Time is of the essence, since his family wishes to publish Tony's obituary as soon as possible. If you have any confirmed information regarding his background, particularly the categories mentioned above, then please forward those details by messaging me personally on Facebook or by e-mail, at

Thank you so much for your consideration in this matter as well as your friendship with Tony. I have told his family members who are not on Facebook about all of the thoughtful posts and best wishes for his recovery. They were touched and wished for me to extend their appreciation to all of you.... Tony may be gone from us but he was too special and unique to be forgotten.

I will post more information as it is issued by the family.

Thank you,

Lisa Dudley Rentz
He was also a moderator and frequent poster here. He will be missed.
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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by Infidel » Sun 12.29.2013 9:35 am

I was literally just thinking about Tony when I logged in. I will miss him.

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by Comyn » Thu 01.02.2014 5:46 am

I used to visit another Japanese language forum ages ago but I had completely forgotten my username and password ! I got back here a few days ago, I saw this post and my heart sank!

Over the other language board I remember Tony Bryant as a very lovely person, so knowledgeable and so helpful. I corresponded with him years ago on Japanese language and that he had actually answered some of my questions, it was always a delight to hear from!

Farewell Tony, may your memories continue to live on forever !!

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by Ongakuka » Fri 01.03.2014 4:10 am

I'm shocked, and in disbelief. He was a great man.

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by bikki » Mon 01.13.2014 8:48 am

He can meet SS

RIP, both of you

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by phreadom » Thu 01.16.2014 2:28 pm

A terrible shock to hear this today. I'm deeply saddened. My condolences to his family. :(

RIP Tony.

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by chikara » Thu 01.16.2014 9:26 pm

I'm shocked. I haven't visited this site for months and months and something I read today made me think of Tony so I thought I'd drop by and see if he was still posting.

I too am deeply saddened by Tony's passing. I never met him but counted him as a friend. I have autographed copies of a couple of his books.

RIP mate. If there is a heaven they're sure to have Tim Tams.
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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by tōkai devotee » Mon 01.20.2014 6:50 pm

First Shirley and now Tony. I'm shattered. Very shocking news.

RIP Tony

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by hyperconjugated » Tue 02.11.2014 3:18 pm

Sad news indeed.

RIP Tony.
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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by becki_kanou » Wed 02.12.2014 8:03 pm

I just logged in again after a long absence and this was the first thing I saw. Tony will be deeply missed. RIP Tony

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by furrykef » Tue 03.18.2014 9:32 pm

Well crap.
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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by Dustin » Wed 03.19.2014 2:15 am

furrykef wrote:Well crap.

Crap indeed :(

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Re: RIP Tony Bryant

Post by katafei » Tue 03.25.2014 1:34 pm

Can hardly believe this sad news!!

Rest in Peace, Tony-san, it was too early for you leave this place .... but I guess we don't get much of a say ... :cry:
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