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Dr. Thomas J. Brobyn

July 10, 1940 October 9, 2019
Dr. Thomas J. Brobyn
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Dr. Tom Brobyn, Vietnam Veteran, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Tom Brobyn, 79, of Fort Washington, PA, died on October 9, 2019 at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Dr. Brobyn graduated from Shattuck School where he was Captain of the Crack Squad, a prestigious precision drill team. He graduated from Grinnell College and Temple University School of Medicine. After completing internship and general surgery residency, he proudly served as a general surgeon with the 229th Medical Detachment and Third Field Hospital in Vietnam. He returned and completed a plastic surgery residency at Temple. While in private practice, he served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Chestnut Hill Hospital. He commuted weekly to Bloomsburg Hospital and served on many staffs. In 2008, he retired from a collaborative practice with Dr. George Zavitsanos. In retirement, he enjoyed the luxury of reading four to five hours daily, visits with buddies, office “social rounds” and sitting by his fire pit with Laura and his rescue dogs nearby. He remembered every joke he ever heard. Dr. Brobyn was a pilot and member of the Philadelphia Aviation Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Laura Leeds Brobyn; sisters: Sarah Petrello (Michael) and Susan Moore (Bill); several nephews and a niece; former office nurse and dear friend Mary Ann Kenney; a dear neighbor Melissa Martin and beloved rescue dogs: Mr. Shadow McGee, Troy Mojo and an army of friends. He loved his life. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 4 PM at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue , Philadelphia, PA 19118. A visitation will be from 2:30 PM to 4 PM at the Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s name may be made to Second Chance Rescue, 130 County Road, Boaz, AL 35957. Arrangements made with the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ambler and Conshohocken. WWW.CIAVARELLIFUNERALHOMES.COM.


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Oct

2:30 PM 10/21/2019 2:30:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/21/2019 4:00:00 PM
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia 19118 PA
United States

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Monday

21

Oct

4:00 PM 10/21/2019 4:00:00 PM
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia 19118 PA
United States
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