Jerome Robert "Jerry" D'Andrea Jr.

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Jerome "Jerry" Robert D'Andrea Jr.

AGE: 51 • Salt Springs, FL

Jerome "Jerry" Robert D'Andrea Jr., 51, of Salt Springs, Fla., formerly of the Jersey Shore, died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. He graduated Manasquan High School in 1980 and received a Physics degree from Rutgers University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy for 6 years serving time on a nuclear submarine. He is predeceased by his father, Jerome Robert D'Andrea Sr. Survived by mother and stepfather, Toosje and Ed Potts of Lakewood; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rose-Ann D'Andrea and niece Kimberly D'Andrea, all of Oceanport; half brother, Michael D'Andrea of Tennessee and his children, Devin, Megan and Ryan. Also survived by his many loving family and friends, especially lifelong friends, Paul Walsh, Andy Bermingham, Chris Smollen and Jim McCann and the many loving friends in Florida. Jerry lived his life as he wanted to, a "FREE SPIRIT" and truly was a selfless soul touching many people along his journey. His soul searching took him to many places, across country by car twice, Seattle, Ecuador, Peru, Oregon, India, CA and finally Florida, where he accomplished his goal of getting closer with his father. He loved his walks in the Ocala Forest barefoot and being in touch with nature and animals. His laugh and great humor will surely be missed. He wore his heart on his sleeve, was well read on many subjects and lived for today. He taught everyone to love more and enjoy every moment. His younger brother Paul will never forget the concerts they shared together, especially Eric Clapton, The Clash, The Who and Steve Forbert. His strong love of music, writing and playing his guitar was his release and Bob Dylan the most influential. Jerry...May you stay forever young...

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in his memory to an animal shelter of your choice and simply being at Peace with nature. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 4, 2013
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