A graduate of Colby College, his college education was assisted by generous financial help from the people of his home town. This motivated Joseph to serve as a Board Member and Scholarship Committee Member of the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund for many years. He retired from education in 1981.
A self-taught piano and organ player, he delighted in music and was known for organizing family jam sessions and sing-a-longs, and he especially enjoyed performing in faculty variety shows. Mr. Bryant passed away on September 18, 2011 at the age of 80.