Thomas W. Brundige III, lawyer and WWII veteran, dies

Thomas W. Brundige III, a retired lawyer and decorated World War II veteran, died Aug. 31 of respiratory failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore.

The former longtime Stevenson resident was 90.


The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, Thomas Worthington Brundige III was born in Baltimore and raised on Winston Avenue in Govans.

After graduating from City College in 1938, he enrolled at the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1942.


While at Hopkins, he completed reserve officers training, was commissioned a second lieutenant and entered the Army.

In 1944, Mr. Brundige was deployed overseas when he joined the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and then participated in the Anzio campaign. Wounded during the advance for Rome, he was decorated with a Purple Heart and subsequently earned two more Purple Hearts after being injured in the campaign north of Rome.

Mr. Brundige earned a Bronze Star for volunteering on a mission to deliver supplies and ammunition to a unit stationed north of his.

When the war ended, Mr. Brundige served with occupation forces until returning to Baltimore near the end of 1945. He would remain a reservist until he retired in 1970 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Law and graduated in 1949. A specialist in real estate and estate law, he began his legal career with Callahan and Caldwell in Baltimore.

He later joined the Towson law firm of Downes and Dietz and in the early 1960s went to work in Westminster for Walsh and Fisher. In 1980, he went into private practice in Westminster, where he continued working until he retired in 2000.

A former Gaywood resident who moved to Stevenson in 1959, Mr. Brundige enjoyed working outdoors at his Greenspring Valley Road home. He was also a world traveler.

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He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, Maryland Club and the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.


Mr. Brundige was a member of the St. George's Society and the Maryland chapter of the Sons of the Revolution.

A Keswick Multi-Care Center resident since 2007, Mr. Brundige had been a communicant of St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Lutherville.

His wife of 61 years, Marianne von Marees, died in 2004.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville. Plans for a memorial service to be held at Keswick Multi-Care Center this month are incomplete.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Worthington Brundige of Arnold; and a brother, Winston T. Brundige of Roland Park. His son, Thomas Worthington Brundige IV, an Air Force fighter pilot, died during a training exercise in 1981.