Thomas A. Poole, car­pen­ter, dies

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Thomas A. Poole, a well-known self-em­ployed Bal­ti­more car­pen­ter who lent his wood­work­ing ex­per­tise to such es­tab­lish­ments as The Crease, Mount Wash­ing­ton Tav­ern and Bixby’s, died Satur­day from re­nal can­cer at his Lutherville home. He was 66.

The son of Vic­tor Har­ri­man Poole, a civil en­gi­neer, and Vir­ginia Brown Poole, a home­maker, Thomas An­drew Poole was born in Bal­ti­more and raised in the Hampton neigh­bor­hood of Bal­ti­more County.

After grad­u­at­ing in 1969 from Tow­son High School, he at­tended Tow­son Univer­sity, the Univer­sity of Bal­ti­more, Univer­sity of Maryland, Bal­ti­more County, and the Com­mu­nity Col­lege of Bal­ti­more County Es­sex.

Mr. Poole be­gan his car­pen­try ca­reer at age 18 when he went to work for Lance Cooper. He be­came a highly skilled trim car­pen­ter and cab­i­net­maker.

“Ex­am­ples of his work could be found at The Crease, Mount Wash­ing­ton Tav­ern, Bixby’s, South Street Sta­tion and Peter’s Pub, to name a few,” said the for­mer Nancy Dogherty, his wife of 34 years.

Mr. Poole was self-em­ployed for 30 years, and for the last decade, worked with a part­ner, Joe Howard, his wife said. He was still work­ing in August, she said.

Mr. Poole en­joyed fish­ing, play­ing bas­ket­ball and pool. He was a Ravens and Bal­ti­more Bul­lets fan. A dog lover, he was fond of his Swiss moun­tain dog Zippy and English mas­tiffs, his wife said.

A me­mo­rial gath­er­ing will be held at 5:30 p.m. to­day at the Vollmer Cen­ter at the Cyl­burn Ar­bore­tum, 4915 Green­spring Ave., Mount Wash­ing­ton.

In ad­di­tion to his wife, Mr. Poole is sur­vived by three daugh­ters, Lucy Poole and Sally Poole, both of San Fran­cisco, and Made­line Poole of New York; a step­son, Jaime Sims of Lutherville; a step­daugh­ter, Hannah Sims of Orig­i­nal North­wood; a brother, Don­ald Poole of Char­lotte, N.C.; a sis­ter, Pa­tri­cia Kel­ley of Sun­set Beach, N.C.; and two grand­daugh­ters.

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