TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

James Cronin Brundrett

June 6, 1947 - January 31, 2020

James "Jim" Cronin Brundrett, 72, was called home to the Lord our Father on January 31, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Virginia (McNatt) Brundrett and father, Robert Hart Brundrett. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Brundrett; his son Christopher (Lisa) Brundrett and their children Benjamin, Samantha, Jonathan Gordon and Cameron Gordon; his son James (Karen) Brundrett and their children Mia, Emerson and Mae; his daughter, Emily (James) Gibbons and their children Charlotte and Scarlett; his stepmother Juanita Brundrett; eight siblings Mary Diane Voyentzie, Robert Brundrett II (Linda), Lawrence Brundrett (Tracy), Kathleen Dwyer, Richard Brundrett (Carla), Cecilia Chapman, Alexander Brundrett, and Tom (Jennifer) Cramer; and 14 nieces and nephews.

James was born June 6, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 1969 where he was a proud member and played the trumpet in The Ohio State University Marching Band, TBDBITL. He served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant and combat infantry officer with the 23rd infantry division in Vietnam. He received his MBA from the University of Florida in 1975. He married Lynda and returned to Dayton, Ohio where he began his career in accounting with Coopers and Lybrand. He obtained his professional accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1979. In 1991, after moving to Columbus he continued his career and retired from Bank One/ J.P. Morgan where he held many leadership positions including CFO.

James was a member of the Church of the Resurrection and a devout Catholic. He loved and valued family, always supportive, ever present, and adored by his grandchildren. He had a quick wit sense of humor that was magnetic. Having grown up on a farm he had a love for horses and cows throughout his life and would often quiz his grandchildren on the five dairy breeds. He was a brilliant, kind, patient, loving and caring patriarch to the family, an inspiration to all and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends may call during visitation at Schoedinger Northeast, Gahanna, Ohio from 4-7 PM on Monday, February 3, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 4th at 11 AM at The Church of the Resurrection, New Albany Ohio, with Father Denis Kigozi officiating. A private interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, February 5th.

Jim was a member of the marching band from 1965 through 1969. He played efer in X-Row.