Berton A. Bromwell Jr.

August 6, 1938November 30, 2018

Berton A. Bromwell Jr., 80, of Gainesville VA, known to friends and family as “Boots”, passed away in his home with family at his side on November 30, 2018 following a brief battle with cancer.

Boots was born in Washington DC on August 6, 1938 to the late Berton A. Bromwell Sr. and Virginia Harris Bromwell. He was brother to Dwight Bromwell (deceased). Boots served in the U.S. Coast Guard and attended Bryant University in Rhode Island. He later went on to run Bromwell’s, The Fireplace People a family owned company since 1873. He was a member of Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) for many years, sitting on the board of directors for 6 years, and serving as Chairman in 1999. In July 2000, Boots retired and spent his time golfing and playing cards with family and friends in Virginia and North Carolina. He enjoyed all sports particularly local DC teams such as the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals. Boots was loved by his family and many friends and he valued these relationships as evidenced by his favorite phrase “I don’t care what we are doing as long as we are doing it together”.

Boots is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bev, and his children Jenny Wilson (Harry), Joel Bromwell, Karl Bromwell (Kristen), Kraig Bromwell (Kathy), Kurt Bromwell (Jenny) and many grandchildren.

Services will be held at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery located at 3401 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD 20722 on Saturday December 8, 2018.

Visitation: 12:30pm-1:30pm Service: 1:30pm-2:30pm Burial: 2:30pm

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Berton.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Committal Saturday, December 8, 2018

Berton A. Bromwell Jr.

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Darlene Means

December 10, 2018

To the Bromwell Family,
My heart goes out to You! You are like family to me! My mom, Nancy Bartosavage who passed 2 days after Boots, dedicated her life to Bromwells.
She loved you that shop and loved you all so much!
I have alot of great memories with Boots and family!
Mr. Allen, Boots, and Mr. Bromwell Jr. (all one of the 3) you will be greatly missed!

Leona YOST

December 4, 2018

Joel and family,
I did not have the pleasure of meeting your father but he is in peace resting in God's arms. Joel the love and respect that you shared with your dad and all your memories I hope you keep them very close to you and your heart xoxoox May he rest in peace !