Our firm was established the same year Jim
was born. A graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, he attended The
American Academy of Funeral Services in New York and received his Mortician’s
License in 1957. Jim ran the business for his parents from that day
forward.He is a prior member of the
Young Democrats of Maryland, and the Essex Kiawantis Club. Jim is a life member
of the Order of the Elks and The Woodmen of the Word. He served for many years
on the Board of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank in Essex. An avid watch and clock
collector, Jim enjoys his membership to the Nation Association of Watch &
Clock Collectors, serving on the Board of the local chapter.
Owner / Supervising Mortician
James Bruzdzinski CFSP
Owner / Manager / Mortician
Jim is a third generation Funeral Director,
who has followed in his grandfather and father’s footsteps. He is an Eagle
Scout from Essex’s Troop # 745 and a 1981 graduate of Calvert Hall College High
School. In 1984 he became a Licensed Mortician after studying at Catonsville
Community College. In 2003 he was trained as a Mass Fatality Responder, having
responded to the Amtrak Train Crash in Chase, Maryland and as Team Leader to
Gulfport, Mississippi in response to Hurricane Katrina, Jim was asked to be
Commander of Maryland State Funeral Directors’ Disaster Response Team, a
position he still holds. In 2006 he became a Certified Funeral Service
Practitioner. From 2007 through the present day, Jim has held either Board
Member or Line officer (including President) positions with the Maryland State
Funeral Directors Association. An avid hunter and outdoorsmanhe is a proud Life Member of the National
Rifle Association and a member of the Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective
Association. Currently he resides in northern Baltimore County with his wife
Libbi and daughter Elyse.
John attended Catonsville
Community College and earned an AA degree in Mortuary Science. He graduated
with high honors and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Has been an employee with Bruzdzinski Funeral Home since 1995. John takes pride
in serving the families of the community where he was raised and still resides
today. John is a 32 degree Mason and is a member of Jephthah Lodge #222, The
Scottish Rite and the Boumi Shrine Temple. Served as Commodore 2 terms for the
Sue Creek Yacht Club, and is a member of the Chesapeake Commodores Club.
Hobbies include: Boating, Corvettes, and cruising on his Harley Davidson.