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James J. Tunney

October 31, 1931 - August 11, 2017

James J. Tunney, age 85, a Naperville, IL resident since 1972, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 11, 2017.  He was born on October 31, 1931 in Chicago, IL.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Sherron (nee Gehrig) and his children, Suzanne (Michael) Raasch, Joan, Patrick and Jennifer (Daniel Marks) Tunney.  Loving grandfather of Megan, Christine, Andy, Shannon, Sarah and Rachel.  Great-grandfather of Aurora, Lucy and Jack.  Fond brother of Eugene (Marilyn) Tunney and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Tunney, his parents, Patrick and Beatrice Tunney, siblings, Patricia (the late John) McIsaac and Thomas Tunney. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him.

Jim was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in 1949.   He started as a mailroom clerk at the Florsheim Shoe Company at the age of 18 and spent the next 47 years dedicating himself to the company he loved.  Jim traveled the world as the Senior Vice President of Sales.  He was a proud 44 year resident of Naperville and a long time parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  

Funeral Information

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017, 2:00-7:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 14, 9:30 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. 

Interment to follow at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's Association - Illinois Chapter, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 933-2413, www.alz.org

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Alzheimer's Association - Illinois Chapter

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