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 Gerald F “Jerry” Funk, Jr

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Gerald F “Jerry” Funk, Jr

  • Birth 6 Jan 1928 Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 1985 Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 21509225

First-born child of Gerald F. Funk and Ruth Emogene Holcomb. Several years later the family moved to Burbank, CA, where he spent the rest of his life, graduating from Burbank High School in Jan. 1946. He then entered the U.S. Navy, where he served for 2 years, 1 spent on Guam. Glendale College was next, where he played football. Football would remain a large part of his life until his death. After college, he played for the ERACs (Eagle Rock Athletic Club), a semi-pro football team, until he was 30 years old. He then took up bowling, and carried an average of over 200 for many years. His other passion was cars, and he loved to restore Mustangs. He was a partner with his father in Funk Bros. Brake and Front End, a long-time family business. His uncles were also involved in the brake business, and there were several Funk brake shops in Southern California. In February, 1981, he was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid, and after a 5 year battle, passed away at home with Ferdinand Farkle Funk, his favorite cat, by his side. He was a very loving and devoted husband and father, and is missed daily by his 2 sons and his second wife, Gaye Dawn Selover Funk.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald F “Jerry” Funk, Jr (6 Jan 1928–20 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21509225, ; Maintained by Gaye Selover Funk (contributor 46936170) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.