Bryant Irwin, 60, was professional truck driver
Mr. Irwin was born Aug. 25, 1950, son of the late William Fletcher and Martha (Saunders) Irwin.
Raised in Bethel, he was a lifelong area resident until a recent relocation to Colorado Springs.
Mr. Irwin graduated from Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury in 1968.
After graduation, he entered military service with the United States Army, serving as a heavy vehicle driver in Germany and Vietnam.
Upon discharge from the military, he worked as a driver in the interstate freight industry at J&S Trucking and Hawk of Connecticut in Danbury, ending his career with Western Freightways in Denver.
After 42 years as a professional truck driver, Mr. Irwin retired in July 2010.
Mr. Irwin was an active member of VFW Post No. 935 in Bethel, serving as a past grand marshal.
He enjoyed auto racing, family history, military history, travel, and was passionate about his pet rabbit and wildlife.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Irwin is survived by three sons; two daughters; three grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews; two stepsons; a brother, Ralph S. Irwin, of New Milford; and a sister, Loraine M. Apap, and her husband, Charles, of Danbury.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel, N.Y.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.