William Bromell of Northampton, MA, died Friday, February 21, 2014.Mr. Bromell served in the Foreign Service of the United States. He was sent to the Middle East and held posts in Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Iran. Mr. Bromell received a medal of distinction for his work in Egypt, during the Six Day War.He is survived by his wife Maggie Bromell, two sons, Nicholas of Amherst, and Gavin of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and five grandchildren. The eldest Bromell son, Henry, died in March 2013.Mr. Bromell was a highly skilled builder of ship models, three of which may be seen in museums, the Bath Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., and the Museo Historico Naval Museum in Venice, Italy. There will be a memorial mass held Saturday, March 8, at 12 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 354 Elm St., Northampton, MA.
Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 7, 2014.