Mr. Gerard Duwe

Mr. Gerard Duwe

Mr. Gerard Duwe

Mr. Gerard Duwe
September 8, 1949 – January 15, 2020

Gerard “Jerry” Duwe passed away in Lee Memorial Hospital on January 15, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL, at the age of 70.

Jerry was born in Bronx, NY on September 8, 1949. He was orphaned to Mount Loretto at the age of 13, and he spent 4 years there before enrolling in the military. Jerry proudly served his country from September 1967 – September 1970, rank of Sergeant. He received the Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart – Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He worked for the Borough of Staten Island and Staten Island University Hospital, before retiring to Selbyville, DE, and later to North Fort Myers, FL. Due to Agent Orange, he became a double amputee but he never let that slow him down. He was an avid golfer, and loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren. He was also an active member of the VFW for the past 40 years.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Kathleen Duwe; his sons, Shaun Duwe and his wife, Jenna, Adam Duwe and his wife Sharon; his stepchildren, Danielle Wolff and her husband, Chris, Christopher Tatarka and his wife, Eileen, and Edward Tatarka; nine loving grandchildren, Scarlett, Alexis, Annabelle, Sarah, Emily, Katie, Alyssa, Christopher and Julia; his sister, Joann Namorato; his sister-in-law, Rosemary Russell; along with many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Charlotte and Erick Duwe; his brother, John Russo; and his brothers-in-law, Dave Russell and Patrick Namorato.

A funeral mass will be held at 10AM on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Church of Saint Veronica, 4215 U.S. 9, Howell Township, NJ 07731.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Jerry’s name to the Wounded Warrier Project.


Susan Labianca

January 23, 2020, 11:35 pm

Rest in peace Gerry. You were a very special person. I thank you for your service. I am gjad I was able to meet you and enjoy time in your ompany at your son’s homes.

Margaret Moore-Saxton

January 24, 2020, 8:00 pm

Rest in peace Gerry, we knew you for such a short time but you and your wife made us so welcome in your Fl. home and showing us the sites.
regards to all your great familly at this sad time. Rod and Margaret Moore-Saxton London UK.

Rosalie Caforio

January 24, 2020, 9:11 pm

Mike and I always admired Jerry, a very proud honorable man. Always happy, played golf, danced. Always proud of his patriotic Anerican prosthesis. I’m sure he was at most times, in pain. Even the very proud man has a braking point. RIP JERRY. You deserve to rest now, God bless you for your service and God bless Kathy and your Family.❤️

Mary Smith

January 24, 2020, 11:02 pm

Thank you Gerry for your service to our country, Kathleen praying for you and your family, it was nice knowing both you and Gerry at the Abbey in Naples and you where both missed when you moved. May God’s loving arms help you In your time of need ❤️❤️

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