Thomas Bryan Fender
June 6, 1963 – November 2, 2016
Thomas “Bryan” Fender, 53, of West River, MD passed away at home after a yearlong battle with cancer on November 2, 2016, surrounded by his family. Bryan was born June 6, 1963 in Tacoma Park, MD to Dorothy Lucille Bowman and Gerald Allen Fender. He attended South River VoTech, where he graduated in 1982. He performed various duties in construction work over the years, and most recently performed odd jobs for friends and neighbors.
Bryan had a passion for life and the world around him. He enjoyed the simple things; enjoying nature, random acts of kindness, making others smile. He was known for his love of the Redskins, playing pool and Chuck Taylors. He enjoyed spending time with his great nephews, as they saw him as another friend to play with. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald (Jerry) Allen Fender, of West River, in May of 2016.
Bryan is survived by his mother, Dottie Fender of West River, MD; his brother, Paul Fender of Deale, MD; and sister, Karen Mitchell of Deale, MD; niece, Tricia (James) Huffman of Deale, MD; nephew, Greg Anderson (Maddy Golob) of West River, MD; great niece, Camren and three great nephews, whom he adored, Zach, Colten and Trent, all of Deale. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends.
The Family requests that anyone would like, to join us in wearing Chuck Taylors to the services in honor of Bryan’s love for them.
Monday, November 7, 2016