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Jerry York Carnegie Jr.

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Published in Greenwich Time on April 30, 2024

JERRY YORK CARNEGIE, JR., eternal optimist and proud father, died on Monday, April 29, 2024 at the age of 72.

Jerry was born in Nyack, NY on November 12, 1951, to the late Jerry York Carnegie and Bess Sweeney Carnegie. He spent his early childhood living above Jerry’s Tavern, his parents’ restaurant in New City, NY. He graduated from Princeton University in 1973 and met his beautiful bride, Lynn Evensen, on a bus commuting into Manhattan. They settled in Cos Cob, CT, and raised their family. He is survived by Lynn and their four children, Jerry III (Ashley), Charles (Allison), Britt (Alec Lash), and Karin Shetty (Sho), and eight grandchildren (and counting!).

Jerry was an Enrolled Actuary and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He spent the bulk of his professional life at Hewitt Associates, where he became a partner in 1982 and served as the principal pension consultant and trusted advisor to Xerox Corp, Citigroup, and many others. He used to say, “anything worth doing is worth doing right,” and he took great pride in his work. After retiring in 2004, Jerry pivoted to his preferred occupation of Little League baseball coach. He wore a warm, earnest smile and loved spending time with family, playing golf, buying groceries in bulk, and rooting on the Amazin’ Mets. He was always quick to offer his family or friends a ride, and his five-star rating will live forever. On April 27, 2015, Jerry became the first man in history to have his first grandchild and win the Greenwich Country Club bowling championship in a single day. Jerry loved to say things were “gorgeous” – a word we should all think and speak more often.

The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT, and will celebrate his life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3rd at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Jerry Carnegie’s memory to Compassionate Care ALS at