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In Memory

Thomas Burrell III - Class Of 1971 VIEW PROFILE

https://www.facebook.com/n/?photo.php&fbid=10201461744205093&set=gm.757700424247655&type=1&relevant_count=1&aref=40161036&medium=email&mid=981&n_m=badjds@aol.comThis from Dave Boleyn.....Class of 1971
It is with profound sadness that I make this post.

My dear friend—and a dear friend of so many of you—has passed away. Thomas Burrell III died on Sunday, March 2, 2014. His body was found at his home, where he lived alone, at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014. One of the EMTs responding to the 911 call estimated he had been dead approximately 24 hours.

Tom's body was found at the bottom of a staircase to the second floor. Presently, there are but two guesses as to what may have happened. One is he had a heart attack, collapsed, and fell down the steps having died from the heart attack. The other is he tripped (Tom had some ambulatory difficulty due to back problems), experienced blunt force trauma as he fell, and died from that blunt force trauma. But both guesses, of course, are pure speculation at this point.

Tommy was one of the best friends I have ever had and, by far, the oldest. We became friends in first grade, at Willston Elementary School near Seven Corners, and it didn't take us long to become the best of friends. He had one of the finest minds I have ever encountered, a memory that (at times) was frighteningly accurate, and compassion that knew no bounds. In his career, Tom was a physician, and those traits served him—Thomas Burrell III, MD—and his patients well.

Tom's body is being cremated. His family will have a gathering to commemorate and celebrate his life sometime in the coming spring. With his family's permission, I will try to make sure the details of that gathering are posted here.

Tommy was my friend. When I confront the fact he is dead and gone, my heart grows heavy, my eyes well up with tears, and I begin to cry. I shall miss him all the days of my life.

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08/15/14 02:09 PM #1    

George Bruhl (1973)

BMW motorcycles...  I think Tom had the same BMW R90 for many years.  I used to see him out in the Shenandoah mountains toolin' around or over in Sleepy Hollow and more than a few times we would get together and ride.  I had a R80/7 back in the 80s and 90s.  I relocated in 2003 and lost contact.

Rest in peace Tom. 

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