Mead, Bryan J. Portage formerly of St. Helen, MI Age 64, passed away on April 21, 2022. Bryan was born in Lansing, Michigan on June 27, 1957, the son of Gordon W. and Julia C. (Malcolm) Mead. He was a graduate of Roscommon High School, class of 1975. Bryan went on to attend Western Michigan University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1982 and later attended Ferris State University, earning a second bachelor's degree in 1988. He was a long-time employee of Edward Rose and Sons where he worked as a property manager and retired in 2019. Bryan loved music, especially Jazz, the Blues and R & B. He enjoyed building intricate Lego models and had a keen interest in the arts, literature and Civil War history. Bryan was also an avid supporter of Western Michigan and Michigan State athletics. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Mead. Bryan is survived by his mother, Julia Mead; brother, Scott (Julie Vredeveld-Mead) Mead; sister, Debra Mead; nieces, Kaya Mead and Meliah (Tim) Kelley; grandnephew and niece, Declan and Rosalie Kelley and several aunts and cousins. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremated remains will take place at Fairview Cemetery in St. Helen, Michigan on a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Kalamazoo Humane Society. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.