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Thomas Taylor Trussell
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“We will always remember Tom as being the most friendliest of people. Whenever we would be outside in our yard doing some sort of work he would often...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Lee and Brenda Carboni - Warwick, MD

“I met Tom on a trip to Atlanta in August, 1992 during a meeting with my husband, Greg Dean, ACPA. I ALWAYS remembered Tom and have asked Greg about...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: amy martin dean - Raleigh, NC

“Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Maggie Creshkoff - Port Deposit, MD

“I was so sorry to hear about Tom I work at Twinnys Place and always waited on him he was one of my favorite customer ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Price - Galena, MD - Friend

“Margaret,Searching for words proves so difficult.. One just can't express what I feel in my heart today. I do know that the Lord is holding you &...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Kynett - media, PA - friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. -cindy geppi (niece) ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Rick,My thoughts are with you and your family. Lots of hugs and prayers are being sent your way.Much love,Jewell ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jewell Templeton - Bel Air, MD

“Margaret and all of Tom's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom, to me, was a true pioneer and an enjoyable man to sit and talk with. His stories...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Welsh - Cockeysville, MD

“Deepest sympathy to all. I have many fond memories of Tom and his wonderful stories. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Sally Rifenburg - Middletown, DE

“Rick, You and your family are in my prayers. Unfortunately, I know how you feel. I miss my daddy everyday. God Bless you and your family at this...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Antoinette Steele - Ormond Beach, FL

“Margret, There are a lot of words which one could use to describe Tommy. For me the best word that I can use is friend. Yes,Tommy was my friend. ...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: jeff arnswald - Boise, ID

“RICK I HOPE IT HELPS TO KNOW THAT ALL YOUR BUDDIES DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA HAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. CELEBRATE DADDY WITH...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: STEPHANIE HIGHSMITH - PALM COAST, FL

“Rick & Family, God Bless Your Dad & You All ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Daniel Kendrath - Ormond Beach, FL

“Rick, My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Stuart Ochs - Port Orange, FL

“With sympathy, my thoughts are with you and your family. Love Erica ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Erica Martin - South Daytona, FL

“Rick, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.Steve & Stephanie ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Kendrath - Ormond Beach, FL

“I looked forward to seeing Mr. T each week as he came to the office just to check up on us here at MQC. I came to know Tom late in life and would...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Fabie

“I am the Service Manager at Hinder Ford. I looked forward to when Tom would come to our shop for service. Some of the me fondly called him "Uncle...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: EDWARD LEWIS - ABERDEEN, MD

“While I have only known Tom for about 10 years, time spent with him was treasured. He could always make me laugh as we would discuss the way the...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Rick Shirk - Earleville, MD

“RIP Tom, you were a good neighbor and friend. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Randy Larzelere - Warwick, MD


Thomas Taylor Trussell, 85, of Warwick, MD, passed away suddenly at his home July 2, 2013.

Tom was born in Baltimore, MD on June 12, 1928 the firstborn of Edward and Mary Virginia Siefers Trussell. He grew up in Western Maryland and attended school in the New Windsor area. He was always known to be a hard worker, taking on jobs to help support the family from a very young age. One of his first full-time jobs was at Martin Marietta during World War II as a cold riveter. He also served in the Army National Guard during war time. During the late 1940s and 1950s, Tom's active nature helped to ensure his success in various jobs, including repairing scales and working with concrete. His work sawing and sealing concrete proved to be life-changing. In 1957, he utilized this experience to create Central Atlantic Contractors which he ran successfully until 1998. At the time of his death, he was owner of Maryland QC Laboratories in Aberdeen. He will be remembered as a loving owner of Jack Russell Terriers and as an avid hunter. His life-long goal of owning and running a farm was realized in the 1980s when he began farming in North East and later in Warwick.

Tom will be dearly missed by his wife of 26 years, Margaret Trussell and five children: Richard Trussell (Mary Ann) of Daytona Beach, FL; Sue Ritz of Catonsville, MD; Detra Waikart (Frank) of North Ogden, UT; Michael Brunson (Casey) of Fort Collins, CO; and Laura Byrne (Michael) of Springfield, VA. He was the proud grandfather of Lauren Ritz, Sarah Rose Trussell, Darby Peterson, Cayley Byrne, Elise Waikart, Anna Byrne, Noah Byrne, Camren Waikart, and Brant Waikart. He is also survived by a brother, Griff Trussell, and his former spouse, Maxine Trussell. He is preceded in death by his son, Bruce Trussell; his brother, William Trussell; and his sister, Virginia Trussell.

A service honoring his life will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George St., Chesapeake City, MD 21915 on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 12 noon with a visitation beginning at 11 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contribution checks may be made payable to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation c/o the funeral home.

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