Jay Kenneth Horst, 59, MCHS grad, designed patents at New Holland, avid outdoorsman

By on December 14, 2016

Jay Kenneth Horst, 59, of Lititz, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Kenneth and Lorraine (Hershey) Horst of Manheim.

Jay was a long time member of the Elstonville Sportsman’s Association, and a member of Dela-Ches. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed kayaking and watching hockey. His favorite teams were the Capitals and Hershey Bears.

Jay was a graduate of Manheim Central High School. After school, he began working at New Holland, where he was a welder and designed multiple patents.

He is survived by his daughter: Monica Horst and her fiancé Justin Marinkov of Newmanstown; a sister: Beverly Cura of New Philadelphia; and his beloved husky: Tioga.

A gathering of friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Durlach and Mount Airy Fire Company, 880 Durlach Road, Stevens.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Jay’s memory may be made to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or online at wolfsanctuarypa.org/donate. Please note Jay’s name on the memo line of your check.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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