Thomas Summers Gwynn, III, 73, a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland, died from a glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, on Friday, April 17, 2020, in Arnold, MD.
Known to family and friends as Summers, he was born on August 19, 1946, to the late Letitia Bogan Gwynn and Thomas S. Gwynn, Jr. Summers was a graduate of Surrattsville High School in 1964, Mount St. Mary’s College in 1968, and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 1973.
Summers was a well-respected Maryland real estate attorney for over 40 years. He was a longtime member of the Southern Maryland Society, attended St. John Vianney Church in Prince Frederick, served on the Prince George’s County Memorial Library Board of Trustees, and was a past president of the Prince George’s County Board of Trade. He was an aficionado of the American West and sports history, a gifted raconteur specializing in family lore, and a deeply knowledgeable music lover. Summers was also a dedicated poker player who loved his regular Tuesday card games, a one-time avid skier, and a locally renowned horseshoe pitching champion.
He is survived by his son, Andrew Gwynn; two sisters, Sally Evans of Annapolis, and Loleta Gwynn of Chevy Chase; a large and loving extended family; and numerous treasured friends. A memorial gathering will be held when restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. Private interment was held at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.
Memorial donations may be made in Summers’s name to American Chestnut Land Trust https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AmericanChestnutLandTrust/Give.html
, his alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s University https://msmary.edu/give
or Hospice of the Chesapeake https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/
. An online guestbook is available by visiting the link on this page.