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Gerald W. Hannay, 88, of Rumson, New Jersey, passed away on January 13th.  He was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Virginia Hannay as well as his former wife Janneka Evans Hannay. Gerald is survived by his wife Lois Judice Hannay; his sister Jean Bodine of Williamsburg, Virginia; his brother John Hannay “Beverly” of Williamsburg, Virginia; three children  James Hannay Sr. of Toms River, New Jersey, David Hannay and Ana of Summit, New Jersey, and Jeffrey Hannay of Stewartsville, New Jersey, and one daughter-in-law Jenifer Hannay of Middletown, New Jersey.  In addition he leaves behind two grandchildren James Hannay Jr. “Katelyn” and Kaitlyn Hannay and one great-grandson Jacob Hannay, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends and Nicholas “dog.”

Gerry graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, graduated from Lehigh University and received his master’s degree at NJIT. He was a first lieutenant in the army corps of engineers. He was an industrial engineer and his career included a family foundry, Barnett, he managed and owned over several decades.  He was also involved in renovating homes in New Jersey. He enjoyed most tennis, sailing, swimming, jogging, walking, reading and puttering.

Services will be held January 20th at the Rumson Presbyterian Church at 1pm and the burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740