founder of the family owned jewelry company, Clyde Duneier Inc., passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at age 88. Under Clyde's leadership, Clyde Duneier Inc. founded the Jewelers Charity Fund in 1983, which originally began as a fundraising effort for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Eventually, this effort led to the formation of the "Jewelers for Children" charity, which has donated more than $51 million to programs benefiting children. Clyde Duneier was also responsible for the formation of The Plumb Club, a unique coalition of leading jewelry manufacturers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond, and watch industries. In addition to his business achievements, Clyde was most proud of his accomplishments as a loving family man. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Estelle, his sons, Marc, Dana, and Todd, daughters-in-law, Ivy, Debra, and Sweta, four grandchildren, Jamie, Danielle, Emily, and Jake, and three great- grandchildren, Amelia, Willow, and Wesley. Services will be held Thursday at 11am, at The Gardens of Boca Raton, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Published in New York Times on Dec. 20, 2016.