Thomas Albert Brownell ’41

Thomas Albert Brownell ’41 died on September 20, 2003, in Shreve, Ohio.

Born on November 22, 1918, in Northampton, MA, he prepared for college at Northampton High School and the Mount Hermon School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1941, he studied at the Smith College Summer School of Music before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant senior grade. After the war, he studied at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music in Indianapolis, IN, before working in quality control with R.C.A. Recording Studios in New York City until 1951, when he became the foundry superintendent with the Phenix Foundry in Alabama. From 1958 until 1968, he was vice president and plant manager of the Griffin Foundry in Rome, GA, and in 1968 he became the plant superintendent with the Wooster Products Company in Ohio, where he continued to work until he retired in 1985. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Arnold Brownell, whom he married in 1963; a son, Thomas A. Brownell, Jr. of Mansfield, OH; and three grandchildren.