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Thomas H. “Tommy” Brothers, 55, of Bristol, TN, formerly of Finksburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home. Born November 25, 1962 in Prince Georges County, Maryland, he was the son of Mayumi Okumura Brothers and the late William Oscar Brothers.
He graduated from Westminster High School in 1980. Tommy joined Reese as a volunteer at the age of 18 in July, 1981. During his 37 years with Reese, he served the Company and Community in many roles as both a Fire Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. He later went on to become employed as one of the Engineers before joining the Anne Arundel County Fire Department as a Career Firefighter in 1987. He retired from Anne Arundel County Fire Dept. as a Lieutenant in 2016 after 29 years of service.
He loved spending time with his daughters, the mountains, NASCAR racing, sports and hunting. He also owned and operated Brother's Chimney Sweep and Brother's Hearth & Home in Carroll County for over 25 years.
Survived by beloved mother of their daughters, Carole Brothers, 3 daughters Ashley Carnegie and husband Alex, twins Leeann Brothers and Britney Brothers, all of Finksburg; brothers John I. Brothers and wife Carol Jo of Bristol, TN; James M. Brothers and wife Rebecca of Elkridge, MD; nephews Jake and Jeremy Brothers and niece Samantha Brothers all of Elkridge; aunt Janet Mathias of Finksburg; and cousin Matthew Mathias of Ocean Pines, MD.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Reese Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157. Reese Fire Department will have a service at 3:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service, with Pastor John Morrill officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Metropolitan Firefighters Burn Center Fund, Inc., 144 Park Road, Pasadena, MD 21155-2924, Mountain Tough Recovery Team, 906 East Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738; MountainTough.org or National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services.