Francis Gerard (Jerry) Lunden
1935 - 2018
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Francis Gerard (Jerry) Lunden

Naples, FL

Francis Gerard (Jerry) Lunden, 82, of Naples (formerly of Philadelphia) passed away peacefully March 22, 2018. Born September 22, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY to Edward G. (Doc) and Helen Daly Lunden. Jerry graduated from Xavier HS in NYC and Notre Dame in 1957, following which he served six years active duty in the US Navy. He continued his military service in the Naval Reserve for twenty-two years. Jerry Lunden had a long career in advertising sales and retail gourmet cooking and restaurant supply. He is survived by his children Mark (Mary Pat) and Tracy, as well as his grandchildren Jay, Jeff, Leah, Jack, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara (née Bockus) and dear son Michael Patrick.

Jerry leaves a legacy of faith, laughter, and love. Incredibly passionate about family, faith, Notre Dame, food, travel and scotch. He and Barbara loved to travel and had dozens of close friends everywhere. He was generously philanthropic and donated both his time and resources to Parkinson's Foundation and numerous other causes.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 at 11a.m. on March 27, 2018.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131

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Published in Naples Daily News on Mar. 27, 2018.
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March 28, 2018
Thanks to Noe Mayotte, I have an opportunity to post in this book. Jerry was a fixture in the Philadelphia office and way back in the late '70's we met. Our conversations were about many things but it was clear he loved cooking and eating really good food. Not sure if he preferred to eat well or prepare the meal more. A friend always even though our path strayed for decades. All the best to you.
Larry Greenberger
March 28, 2018
The advertising world was made a better, more interesting place when Jerry Lunden carried a bag and rate card for McGraw-Hill for more than 30 years in the Philadelphia office. He was a associate, he and Barbara were occasional travel companions and warm hosts at their retreat "down the Jersey Shore...but more importantly he was a friend. May he rest in peace with Barbara and Michael.
Noe Mayotte
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