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Dr. Walter Lysandas Brumskine

Sunrise: January 6, 1932
Sunset: February 12, 2016

The Brumskine and White families announce with profound sadness and regret the home going of Dr. Walter L. Brumskine, our husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, grand father, and great grand father.

This sad event occurred at the Catholic Hospital in Monrovia on February 12, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.

Brumskine was born on January 6, 1932, in Upper Buchanan, to Walker P. L. Brumskine and Margaret Rachel White Brumskine. He was the fifth of seven children, all of whom predeceased him with the exception of his youngest sister Mayme L. Brumskine, who resides in Dallas, Georgia.

Brumskine was educated at the St. Peter Claver’s Junior High School; St. Patrick’s High School (diploma, 1952); the University of Liberia (B.S., 1954); and the University of Valencia Medical School in Spain (M.D., 1960).

The deceased embraced Christianity at an early age, as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Upper Buchanan, where his father was pastor. As a result of his early Catholic education, he converted to Catholicism and remained a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 1970, when he returned from overseas studies.

Between 1960 and 1970 Brumskine served as general duty officer at the Liberian government hospital in Monrovia, senior house officer at Middlesex Hospital in London, and the Hammersmith postgraduate medical center, also in London. In addition, he was a clinical attaché at Saints Peter, Paul and Philip Hospital’s Institute of Urology in London.

Brumskine’s professional appointments included: quarantine officer of the government of Liberia, private physician to President William V. S. Tubman, consultant urologist at the government hospital (1970-72), deputy chief medical officer at the J. F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia (1972-75) and chief medical officer (1984-90). With the exception of his medical training and residency as well as postgraduate education, Brumskine

Brumskine‘s other positions included chief of surgery at JFK and professor of surgery at the medical college of the University of Liberia (1972-90). He was also director of his private practice, Brumskine Clinic in Monrovia (1970-2010).

Brumskine spent his entire professional life in Liberia where he also served as consultant urologist at the Phebe Hospital, the LAMCO Hospital, and the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital. With licenses from West Africa and Liberia, he is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.

He was predeceased by three of his sons, Bernardo, Phillip and Leroy.

The deceased is survived by his wife of 60 years, Euphemia Lomax Brumskine; his sister, Mayme Brumskine; his sister-in-law, Lucille Brumskine; nine children: Euphemia Brumskine-Burrowes, Ursula Brumskine Bonar, Jacquelyn Brumskine Anderson, Linda Brumskine, Worteji Brumskine, Walta Brumskine, Delaruelle Brumskine, Margaret Brumskine-Bonner and William Brumskine; twelve grandchildren, one great-grand son; several nieces and nephews, the most senior being Counsellor Charles W. Brumskine; several cousins, the most senior being Ambassador Martinus L. Johnson, and a host of relatives and friends.  

Viewing of the body will be held on:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 9:00am
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sinkor

Monrovia, Liberia

Funeral Services will be held on:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 10:00am
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sinkor

Monrovia, Liberia

Repast details will be provided at the church.