Obituary: Thomas E. Booth, Sr. Ran for Maryland State Senate

Medfield Patch sends sympathy to the Booth family who recently lost a relative.

The following obituary was taken from www.legacy.com

THOMAS E. BOOTH, SR., 70, of Catonsville, MD, passed away peacefully at St. Agnes Hospital on Sept. 10 after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the second oldest son of William and Cecilia Booth. He was born in Baltimore on December 11, 1941 and grew up in the Arbutus area. He was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School in 1959 and University of Maryland School of Business. He served in the Navy from 1959-1961 and in 1968 married Joanne Peterson.

He became a prominent businessman and developer in the community of Catonsville and in 1989 was named Catonsville Businessman of the Year. He was the recipient of multiple business and architectural awards for work in revitalizing the business district in the Catonsville and surrounding areas.

He was an active participant in St. Mark's Catholic Church in Catonsville and served on the Board of Trustees at Mount St. Joseph's High School and Catonsville Community College. He ran for State Senate in 1994. An avid golfer, he was a member of Rolling Road Golf Club for many years. He and his wife enjoyed golf, traveling and entertaining.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joanne, two sons, Thomas E. Booth, Jr., of Catonsville and his wife Lynnea, Michael S. Booth of Catonsville and his wife, Laurie; two beloved grandchildren, Jackson Booth and Addison Booth; and three brothers, William Booth of Frederick, MD and his wife Sue; James Booth of Catonsville and his wife, Dorene; Michael Booth of Medfield, Mass. and wife Mary Kate; several nieces and nephews, and longtime trusted and valued employee Janet King. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Kasten, who died in 2007, and her husband, Roi, who died in 2010.

Tom was a respected and well-known figure in the Catonsville, MD, community and will be greatly missed by many friends, business associates, neighbors and loved ones. 

A Memorial Mass is being planned for Friday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Catonsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mount St. Joseph's High School, 4403 Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD 21229, or to St. Mark's Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Avenue, 
Catonsville, MD 21228.


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