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Updated: 02/03/2014 03:50:51PM

Thomas Albert German Jr.

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Thomas Albert German Jr., 81, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., Feb. 23, 1932, to Thomas Albert and Doris Elizabeth (nee Smith) German.

Mr. German served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 when he was honorably discharged. After his service in the Navy, Mr. German became a firefighter working for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, retiring after a 26-year career.

An avid golfer, Mr. German and his wife, Mauricia “Rusty” Stewart German, moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., where they lived for the past 23 years. Mr. German enjoyed daily rounds of golf, even working for several golf courses in the area to spend more time on his game. He also enjoyed watching sports such as baseball, basketball, the Ravens and especially golf.

Mr. German is survived by one son, Thomas Arthur German of Chestertown, Md.; two daughters, Lynn Renee (David) Koenig of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Lee Ann (Patrick) Kostkowski and of Glen Burnie, Md.; brother, John German (Glorius); sister, Margaret Ann German; two step-sons, Jeffrey Lee (Colleen) Stevens of Pasadena, Md., and Michael Alan (Tammi) Stevens of Milford, Del.; three grandchildren, Andrew Koenig, Wesley and Jenna Kostkowski; and four step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. German was preceded in death by his first wife of 32 years, Sara “Sally” Griffith German who passed away in 1988.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Interment to be held at the Friendship Cemetery BWI in Hanover, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom German’s memory to A.A. Fire Safety Foundation, 1 Riverview Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 and/or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Please visit Mr. German’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at

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