Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 11, 2013

Mr. Thomas S. Bromander, 56 Years

Andover — Mr. Thomas S. Bromander, resident of Andover and formerly of Wilmington, Mass., beloved husband of Cheryl A. (Walker) Bromander, and loving father to Ryan and Evan, died peacefully on July 2. He was 56 years old.

Born in Stoneham, Mass., he was the beloved son of Rosemarie (Kahler) Bromander of Wilmington, Mass., and the late Sidney J. Bromander. Tom graduated from Wilmington High School in 1975, and graduated from the University of Lowell Engineering School with a degree in mechanical engineering. He went on to lead a distinguished career in engineering and operations in medical devices. Throughout his career, he was instrumental in developing new products used in cardiology, drug delivery, biopharma, GERD, and robotic surgery. He had many fond memories of his time at Focal, where he spent seven years before it was sold to Genzyme. Most recently, he had been working at Philips Healthcare in Andover, Mass., where he was setting up a global supply chain operation, a job he loved because he got to "poke his nose in a lot of areas."

Tom, a gifted athlete, loved golf, baseball, hockey, and skiing, and traveling with his wife Cheryl, who he met skiing in the Swiss Alps. He especially enjoyed watching his two sons, Ryan and Evan, play sports. In his later years, he developed a love of painting.

Besides his wife, Cheryl, and his sons, Ryan T. Bromander and Evan M. Bromander, both of Andover, he will be missed by his mother, Rosemarie of Wilmington; his brother, Roy and wife, Judi of Salem, N.H.; brother, Edward of Tewksbury; niece and nephews, Stefanie, Kyle and Eddie; brothers-in-law, Robert, Michael, John, Paul, and Mark Walker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Christian burial was celebrated in St. Augustine's Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover, Mass., on Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover, on Tuesday, July 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in West Parish Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the MGH Cancer Center, c/o the MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to the Andover Soccer Association, For additional information, please visit