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Thomas Hunt Brattan Jr.

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Thomas Hunt Brattan Jr.

AGE: 88 • West Grove, PA

Thomas Hunt Brattan, Jr. of West Grove, PA passed away after a long period of declining health on May 18, 2017, a day after his 88th birthday. Tom was the son of Eugenia Furlong Brattan and Thomas Hunt Brattan. He was the husband of Janet Marcelite McClure for 67 years, father of Thomas Hunt Brattan, III, Brooke Frances DeSales Mann and Todd Rice William Brattan. He was predeceased in death by his parents and brother, Joseph Yancy (Pete) and sister, Elizabeth "Betsy" Brattan Hobbs.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 17th, 1929. He grew up in Baltimore, attended McDonough School, played lacrosse, football and graduated with honors. He then attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating magna cum laude. He received an MBA from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

He served in the National Guard during the involvement in Korea. His unit was based in Baltimore. He received an Honorable Discharge.

He was a longtime employee of the E.I. DuPont de Nemours company. He worked in Wilmington, where he held various Senior posts in their International Finance Department. As the Director of Finance for DuPont in Europe, he worked in Geneva, Switzerland, Dusseldorf, Germany and Holland. He retired in 1990 after 40 years of service.

Tom had many and varied interests. He was an avid reader enjoying histories and biographies. Mr. Brattan and his wife traveled extensively around the world. They were one of the first American tourists to visit Red China. He was an avid sports fan following his eldest son's football coaching career and his grandchildren's sporting endeavors.

He is survived by his wife Janet Marcelite McClure (Brattan), his children, Thomas Hunt Brattan III, wife, Anne (Wisniewski) and their 3 children-Kristen Genevieve Brattan Bennie (Andrew), Kate Johanna Brattan Willis (Daniel), Megan Hunt Brattan Bliss (Jon) and great granddaughter, Vivian Hunt Bliss, daughter, Brooke Frances DeSales Mann, son, Todd Rice William Brattan, wife, Carolyn (Dana) and their three children, Kyle Dana Brattan, Jacqueline Nicole Brattan and John Ryan Brattan.

His Graveside service will be held at 11:00 on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Mary Cemetery, 233 Homeland Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Family asks in lieu of flowers to make contributions to Johns Hopkins University or McDonogh School, Owings Mills, Md.

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Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.
Published in The News Journal on May 24, 2017
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