Toby Brundage III
Grant Hartman Brundage, III, “Toby” passed away January 7, 2018 at his home in Pompano Beach, FL. Born in Plantation, FL, Toby is the son of Rosemary Brice Eastman of Jupiter, FL and Grant Brundage of Plantation, FL. He is survived by his loving sister Molly Angel and her family: husband Michael and children Olivia and Jack. He is also survived by his step-father Robert F. Eastman of Jupiter, FL. and a host of caring aunts, uncles, cousins and friends – all of which were an important part of his life. For the last 15 years of his life, Toby was Principal of The Hartman Group, a sales and marketing company outsourcing solutions for anatomic pathology labs in the Southeast. He was a 1995 graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Toby devoted much of his college time and energy to playing football. As All-Ivy center he was a “Beast” on the field and a Teddy Bear all other times. While at Harvard he was named to the Epson Ivy Bowl team where Ivy-league all-stars compete against top Japanese players. He loved getting together with his Harvard friends and teammates and appreciated Coach Joe Restic’s philosophy: “to make gentlemen and good men out of his players.” Toby's teammates awarded him the Joseph E. Wolf Award. Toby is a 1991 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, graduating with honors. Toby’s essence was charm, integrity and kindness; he was always ready to treat his friends and family and take care of others. His smile and wit would light up a room. Family and traditions were important to him as seen in his close relationship with his Nana who lovingly shared her stories of yesteryear and her famous home-baked goodies. Together they shower us with their devoted love from above. He was a longtime member of the Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation, FL where he honed his golf skills to a 3 handicap. He also appreciated and collected fine cars and participated in the sport of car racing.
After his death, Toby's brain was studied at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. Researchers there diagnosed him with Stage 2 (of 4) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
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