Thomas Tyson Trimmer, 70, of Annapolis, MD, laid down his gun after battling lung
cancer, on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Born on March 7, 1946, in Washington, DC, to the late Thomas Sylvester
Trimmer and Charlotte Jane Tyson Trimmer, Thomas graduated from Anacostia
High School (1964), earned a Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University
and a Master's degree from George Washington University.
He served in the United States Marine Corps, completing two tours in Vietnam, and
was awarded several medals, most notably the Purple Heart for his bravery. Thomas
retired from the Department of Defense after 35 years of service.
He was the sole proprietor of a veteran sponsored small business, Trimmer
Technologies LLC. He was a member of the Annapolis Elks Lodge, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the Fleet Reserve Club.
Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling abroad while he
was working in Germany for 7 years, gardening at home, fishing in the Chesapeake
Bay, all of his animals and watching the Redskins.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Velma Parker Trimmer of
Annapolis, MD; two daughters, Terry Trimmer Cameron of Prince Frederick,
MD and Alice Trimmer Pilkerton of Shady Side, MD; four grandchildren, Avery,
Valerie, Lucie and Sally Pilkerton all of Shady Side, MD; a brother, James Trimmer
of Edgewater, MD and a sister, Suzanne Trimmer Darmstead of Clinton, MD.
Friends are invited to celebrate Thomas' life on Friday, July 8 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater,
MD where his funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 11am.
Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Annapolis, MD.
|Published in The Capital Gazette on Jul. 7, 2016.
Thomas Tyson Trimmer, 70