James Bruce Cardwell Sr.

September 28, 1922December 4, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, James Bruce Cardwell, Sr., age 90, of Alpharetta, GA, formerly of Bethesda, MD. Husband of the late Mary Louise (Sheppard) Cardwell. Beloved father of James B. Cardwell, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, Mark Cardwell and his wife Debra, David Cardwell and his wife Gail and John Cardwell and his wife Susan. Brother of Sue Cardwell Farquhar and Blake Cardwell. Devoted grandfather of Amy Soule, Benjamin, Mark, Adam, Samantha, Daniel and Christopher Cardwell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 off Rt. 100) on Sunday, December 16, 2012 for a visitation from 1:00 pm till the start of the Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. Inurnment private.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 16, 2012

James Bruce Cardwell Sr.

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Gloria Cotton

March 18, 2013

Hello, Cardwell family. My name is Gloria Cotton. I was Bruce's Exec. Sec. while he worked at BCBSA in Chicago. I remember with huge smiles how Mary Lou and I would get together and plot his vacation time. Their marriage was one of the most beautiful I've ever witnessed. He used to doodle a lot in meetings. It made me smile to see how often he sketched pictures of her smiling face. They were both wonderful people and are loving spirits. While working with Bruce we worked hard and had fun as we did so. I loved his laugh. I sing and at Christmas time I used to sing carols quite a bit in the office. One time I asked him to join me. He said he didn't sing. I told him, "That's what I want for to sing for me." He looked at me, laughed, then actually sang! Great fun. A great leader. Great person to work with. A great man. I'll sign off as he always did and wish you all Godspeed.

December 21, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. We were great friends of theirs and had many good times together. We send out thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Bill and Anne Barbazette, N.Ft. Myers, Fl.

Kelly & Beanie Ryan

December 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and solace in your memories and the gift of family and friends.

December 11, 2012

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May your cherished memories of your father and caring thoughts of family and friends help to comfort you. Take care,
Janet Czepiel

Helen McShane

December 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear this. Sending many hugs and love to the Cardwell family. May all the wonderful memories you have, help ease your pain at this very sad time.

Margaret Dugan Grant

December 7, 2012

Celebrating a life well lived...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season and always.

The Dugan Family