Bryan Marler

Obituary of Bryan Marler

GLENMONT - Bryan Bailey Marler passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 28, in Albany, NY, at the age of 71. A devoted husband and father, Bryan is survived by his wife, Janet, and two sons, Peter and Andrew, who were raised in Ithaca and Delmar NY and two brothers, David Marler, of Quebec, Canada and Jonathan Marler, Oakville, Canada. Born in Montreal, Canada, the son of Howard and Mary Marler, grandson of Sir Herbert and Lady Marler, Bryan attended the Dean Close School in the United Kingdom, following which he sailed across the Atlantic with his father in 1966, in their 40-foot Piver trimaran. Bryan earned degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he met his wife, Janet (PhD, Cornell, Professor at University at Albany, State University of New York), and enjoyed a highly successful career as a sales executive in high performance computing with Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq, HP, and Seagate International, retiring in 2016. He was also a founding member of OSF, The Open Software Foundation. Bryan was an enthusiastic sportsman, playing and coaching field hockey at Dean Close, Western and Cornell and involved in competitive sailing in his early years, soccer, cycling and playing tennis in his later years. He instilled his love of learning, sports and hard work in both his sons. Bryan is also remembered for his ingenuity and passion for home improvement and landscaping projects. Bryan will be interred at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal in a private ceremony and a memorial service will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, Canada in the spring. The family is grateful for the many condolences and for donations made in his memory to WMHT in Albany, NY.