Jerry J. Amlong, 79, father of four, Longhorn and Cowboys fan, loved horse racing

By on June 22, 2016

Jerry J. Amlong, 79, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his Penn Township home.

He was born in Dallas, Texas, to the late George and Estelle Amlong (McBride), and raised by stepfather Lucius McBride. Jerry was the husband of Judy Amlong for 55 years.

He graduated from both Jesuit Prep School for Boys and  North Texas State University. Jerry was an avid Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fan, he loved to golf and he loved horse racing.

In addition to his wife: Judy; Jerry is survived by their four children: Lisa, wife of David Sharp (Lititz), parents of  Meghan and Kiley; Karen, wife of Charles Sherek (Royse City, Texas), parents of  Justin and Kyle; Kurt Amlong (Albuquerque, N.M.), father of Shane and Noah; and Patrick Casey Amlong, husband of Chastity (Manheim), parents of  Caitlyn; and two great-granddaughters: Mia and Hayden.

Jerry’s family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 18,  at the Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz,  with a celebration luncheon following at the Germania Band Club, 41 S. Pitt St., Manheim. Interment will be private.

Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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