Thomas Arrington Rymer, Jr.
July 8, 1954- August 8, 2016
Thomas Arrington “Tommy” Rymer, Jr., 62, of Huntingtown, MD, passed away August 8, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD.
A life-long resident of Calvert County, Tommy was born to The Honorable Thomas Arrington Rymer, Sr. and Louise Carpenter Rymer on July 8, 1954. He attended Calvert Senior High School and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
After graduating in 1977, Tommy embarked on a 40-year career in accounting, starting at the Baltimore-based firm, Webster, Phelps & Tarr. In 1986, he joined his business partner, Richard Phelps, in opening a private practice, Phelps & Rymer, in Prince Frederick. For the next 30 years, Tommy became entrenched in the Southern Maryland business community, but also worked with clients across the eastern United States.
In 1998, following the death of his partner, Tommy continued to operate the practice with the help of his wife, Martha Gast Rymer. Under Tommy’s lead, Rymer & Associates grew to support the accounting needs of more than 1,000 clients, many of whom became his close friends.
Tommy and Martha married in May 1986. They built a beautiful home on a hill overlooking the Chesapeake Bay on the family farm at Plum Point where Tommy had grown up. Together they raised two children: Elizabeth Ann Rymer, born in August 1988, and Thomas Arrington Rymer III, born two years later in July 1990.
His family was an incredible source of joy for Tommy. Together they shared a love of many things, including good food, good people, and above all, laughter. They also enjoyed traveling as a family, escaping to the Caribbean, Ireland, Germany, and Austria in recent years. Tommy enjoyed entertaining at his beach cottage and attending Washington Redskin and Maryland Terrapin games with his friends and family.
Tommy is survived by his beloved wife and children. He was preceded in death by his father, and is survived by his mother and his brothers, Gary Carpenter Rymer and Ronald Collins Rymer. Tommy will be deeply missed by his many relatives, friends, and clients. Tommy loved people, and people loved Tommy.
Saturday, August 13, 2016