Thomas Cooley

COOLEY, THOMAS BRUCE, 72, of Annapolis, died March 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from surgery. He was born October 6, 1941, in Annapolis. Mr. Cooley was the Project Manager/Sr. Estimator for Bausum & Duckett Electric Co. for 35 years, retiring in 2003. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1963. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing a few times a week. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed close relationships with many of his nieces and nephews. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his son, Pat Cooley of Severna Park; daughter, Kimberly Barker of Annapolis; brother, Bo Ritter of Annapolis; five sisters, Susan Cooley Mundella of Old Town, Nancy Cooley of Annapolis, Gail Ritter of West River, Linda Ritter Bornhoeft of Marydel and Karen Ritter Kelly of Oakley, CA; 11 grandchildren; and his wife, Fran Hoban Cooley, whom he separated from in 1990 after 25 years of marriage. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 21 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis. Interment 2:30 p.m., Monday March 24 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his name be made to the . Online condolences may be made to

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Published in The Capital on Mar. 16, 2014