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Thomas Carl Brugger, MD

January 19, 1927 — December 14, 2022

Cleveland Hts, Ohio

Thomas Carl Brugger, MD.

Beloved husband of Sandra Russ Brugger (nee Walker) for 47 years, passed away on December 14, 2022 at the age of 95. Tom was a child psychiatrist who practiced over 50 years.  He directed the Child Guidance Center at Washington University; directed the Hannah Pavilion child inpatient unit in Child Psychiatry at University Hospitals; and served as Medical Director at Beech Brook. His main goal in his work with children and families was to give them hope.  His warm and gentle manner instilled a sense of safety and trust with highly traumatized children. Tom served as a Board Examiner in Child Psychiatry for many years. He received the Suzanne Brookhart Harrison Award for Exceptional Service to Children, Beech Brook’s highest honor.

Dear father of Ronald (Laura), Kathleen (Arthur Hancock, deceased), Mary Ellen Hartnett (Colin), Diane Foertsch (David) and John (Janet) and four grandchildren.
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