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, The Woodmen of the Word and Maryland State Funeral Directors Association. He served for many years
on the Board of Vigilant Federal Savings Bank in Essex. An avid watch and clock
collector, Jim enjoyed his membership to the Nation Association of Watch &
Clock Collectors, serving on the Board of the local chapter.
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.
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 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.
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). Also, John is a proud member of the North American Division of The British Institute of Embalmers as well as the DELMARVA Funeral Service Association. 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.