Thomas Edgar Jordan, M.D., a native of Havre de Grace who later served his community, died Jan. 19. He was 54.
Jordan graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1976, according to his obituary. He held degrees from UMBC and University of Maryland School of Medicine with additional certifications from Duke University and Georgetown University.
Among other locations, Jordan treated patients at in Havre de Grace.
City Councilman John Correri was overcome with emotion at Tuesday's city council meeting as he relayed the news.
"I have known Tommy all my life....He was a guy that was driven to succeed," Correri said, recalling Jordan working 40 hours a week during high school and later setting up his office at Union Avenue and Revolution Street.
Correri said they used to watch University of Maryland football and sometimes basketball games together. He added that Jordan possessed a "great spirit for life, was a true friend and certainly [his passing is] a huge loss."
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"Jordan was known for his generosity, thoughtfulness and optimism," his obituary in The Baltimore Sun stated.
According to the Maryland State Medical Society, Jordan specialized in otolaryngology and plastic surgery. He was affiliated with Harford Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Upper Chesapeake and Franklin Square Hospital.
Jordan is survived by family members including his wife Christine Hatem, daughter of the late Frederick Joseph Hatem, another prominent doctor.
Visitation for Dr. Thomas Jordan will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Schimunek Funeral Home (610 West Macphail Road) in Bel Air.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Stepney Faith Center (1422 Old Stepney Road) in Aberdeen.
For more information about memorial contributions and Jordan's accomplishments, see his Legacy tribute page.