Jerry Douglas Lindauer
Aspen, CO Colorado
Jerry Douglas Lindauer, born Feb. 2, 1936 in Louisville, Ky., passed away on Jan, 21, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
Jerry was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, and a loyal and trusted friend. He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Becky; son, Douglas and wife, Catherine; daughter, Trey, her husband, Mike Seeley; and his loving and treasured grandchildren, Caty, Carson, and JD Lindauer, Lindy Wendland, and Colton and Parker Seeley. He is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Totsy and John Francis; brother-in-law Phil, his wife, Donna, and their children, Carter, Tucker and Makensie. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hurbert and Adelheit Lindauer.
Jerry graduated from Bellarmine University in 1957 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a company commander in the Vietnam War and earned two Bronze Stars and one Purple Heart. While recovering from his wounds, Jerry was sent to the University of Texas at Austin as a military officer instructor and taught at the NROTC. While there, he received a law degree. In 1972, he moved to Camp Pendleton, Calif. to start his career as a military JAG. Then in 1974, he moved to Washington, D.C. and became the military assistant to Secretary of Defense Schlesinger and Donald Rumsfeld.
After an amazing, 20-year military career, Jerry retired in 1977 as a lieutenant colonel and moved his family to Austin, Texas, where he began his career in the cable television industry. His mentor and dear friend, Bob Hughes, was instrumental in giving Jerry his start in what became an amazing career.
Jerry was a true leader in the cable industry and served as a board member of the National Cable Television Association for more than two decades, and was its board chairman from 1990-1991. It is the highest elected position in the cable industry. He was a founding member of the Cable Alliance for Education and was a C-SPAN board member. Jerry was a partner in Prime Cable from 1983 until the company was sold in 2000. He then became chairman of Security Broadband Corp., a web-based home security system and Austin start-up.
Jerry loved his children and grandchildren beyond description. He lived his life with purpose and integrity. Above all, Jerry loved his men in Company F, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines. My sweet Jer, you are with your men. Rest in peace. Semper Fi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205 or The Wounded Warrior Project, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057; online at http://semperfifund.org.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5455 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas. Jerry will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705; (512) 452-8811. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at http://www.wcfish.com.
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