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James E. Bruzdzinski

James E. Bruzdzinski

Retired

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. 



Richard Bruzdzinski

Richard Bruzdzinski

Owner / Supervising Mortician

Richard is a 1966 graduate of Kenwood High School as well as a proud United States Army Veteran who served as a Sergeant in the Vietnam conflict from 1968-1969. Upon his completion of service, Richard attended the Mcallister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City from 1970 through 1971. Once he returned to Maryland, Richard became a licensed mortician. Richard is an avid fisherman who has served as the former president of the Sue Island Fishing club. He also enjoys being active in the community as a lifelong member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE).  He has served as a board member of the Ballestone Manor Preservation Society. With over 47 years as a licensed mortician Richard continues to serve as the supervising mortician of the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P.A. 

Telephone: 1-410-686-4888


James Bruzdzinski CFSP

James Bruzdzinski CFSP

Owner / 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 outdoorsman  he is a proud Life Member of the National Rifle Association and a Board Member of the Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association. Currently he resides in northern Baltimore County with his wife Libbi and daughter Elyse.



Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


John W. Burkowske, CCO

John W. Burkowske, CCO

Mortician

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 is a Certified Crematory Operator accredited by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) John is also a State of Maryland Insurance Licensee.  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.

Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

Mortician


Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


Timothy Casey

Timothy Casey

Apprentice Mortician

Tim is a prior United States Marine and has degrees in both Business and Law.  He has decided to go back to school at the prestigious American Academy McAllister Institute to study Mortuary Science.  As he nears completion of his mortuary program he was happy to find a home at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, the funeral home that has always serviced Tim’s family.  Of Tim’s many goals, one major goal is to stay at the Bruzdzinski Funeral home and continue to service the community that he grew up in.  

Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: Bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


Christopher Boggs

Christopher Boggs

Funeral Assistant

Chris is enrolled into the John A. Gupton college of Mortuary Science pursuing his associates of applied science degree starting in the fall of 2018. Chris is a lifelong resident of Baltimore and loves the ability each and every day to serve his immediate community as well as those surrounding the Essex area. Chris is also a Master Mason of Patapsco Masonic Lodge #183 A.F. & A.M in Dundalk, Maryland as well as a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason as a member of the The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Orient of Maryland. Chris and his wife Michelle enjoying travelling and spending as much time as possible with their daughter Skylar. 

Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: Bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


Olivia Remas

Olivia Remas

Funeral Assistant


Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


Bill Zacierka

Funeral Assistant



Ted Heil

Funeral Assistant



Frank O'Connor

Funeral Assistant



Monica (Bruzdzinski) Smith

Monica (Bruzdzinski) Smith

Office and Funeral Assistant



Wendy Foy

Hostess



Crystal Kubilius

Hostess



Liz Reynolds

Hairdresser



Marie Chavez

Marie Chavez

House Cleaning



Louise (Bruzdzinski) Doherty

Louise (Bruzdzinski) Doherty

Billing and Payroll


Telephone: 1-410-686-4888

Email: bruzdzinskifh@gmail.com


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