A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas W. Lundy, 55, a resident of Davenport will be 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St. Bettendorf.
The family will receive friends at the church from 3 p.m. until service time on Friday, Oct. 9. In keeping with Tom’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Tom died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at his residence after a brief illness. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thomas Woodward Lundy was born in Davenport in 1954, the youngest of seven children of Kathleen (Walsh) and A. Linton Lundy, Jr. In 1984 Tom married Tracy Buchanan of Rock Island at St. Anne’s Church in Long Grove, Iowa.
After attending high school in Prairie du Chien, Wis. at Campion Jesuit High School he attended San Francisco State College and graduated from the National Institute of Communications in Los Angeles. To spent the next few years as a disc-jockey at radio stations in California.
In the late 1970s Tom returned to the Quad Cities to pursue a career in business. Tom worked for Mel Foster Company’s East River Drive office where under the guidance of Virgil “Gus” Yaddof he learned the basics of selling. Tom then went to work for John and Mike Duffy at Per Mar Security Services. The Duffy’s exposed Tom to the many different facets of their business; from investigations and document destruction to sales and management. Tom’s career at Per Mar took him to Des Moines, Omaha and ultimately back to Davenport where he was named Vice President of Sales of the Elecronics Division in 1999.
In 2001 Tom was hired as Regional Sales Manager for the Software House Division of Tyco International, a long-time supplier of Per Mar. In this position Tom supported electronic security system integrators in a 14-state territory. In 2008 Tom accepted a similar position with AMAG Technology, another leading developer of high-end security management systems.
In 1992 Tom earned the security industry’s highest credential for managerial competence, the “CPP designation” as awarded by the American Society for Industrial Security. While active in the ASIS organization, Tom served as the Iowa Chapter Chairperson in Des Moines in 1985 and the Quad Cities Chapter in 2000.
In 1979 Tom took up martial arts to lose weight and was awarded the rank of second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do by Grand Master Chung Eun Kim of Bettendorf in 1995. Tom renewed martial arts training at the age of 54 after encouragement from long-time friend and Kung Fu master John Morrow. In addition to martial arts, Tom ran the Duck Creek Bike Trail on a regular basis, ran the Bix 7 over 25 times and made an occasional attempt to learn to play golf.
Memorials may be made to Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, S.D. 57770.
Survivors include his daughter Ariel Lundy, his son Devin Lundy; sisters Kathleen of Bozeman, Mont., Gay Boucher of Santa Barbara, Calif., brothers A. Linton “Scrap” of Santa Barbara, Calif., and David and Curtis, both of Bettendorf. Tom is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Sheila and Brian Murdock of Stamford, Conn.; niece Tara Boucher of Solvang, Calif., nephews David Lundy, Jr. of St. Paul, Minn., Peter Lundy of San Francisco, Calif., Eric Lundy of Summerland, Calif., and Jerome Boucher of Cincinnati, Ohio, and additionally many cousins scattered throughout the land. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Stephen of Denver, Colo., and a niece Leslie Lundy of Summerland, Calif.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Tom’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.