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Gerald “Gerry” William Huttenlock of Jamison, PA passed away on December 20, 2023. He was 77 years old. Gerry was the beloved husband of his late wife and soul mate Judy Huttenlock with whom he had shared over 53 years of marriage. He was born in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Francis and Helen Giorgetti Huttenlock.
Gerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a US Army veteran. He graduated from Abington High School in 1964. He was a provider, a teacher, a role model, a very admirable man and an old soul. He was a hot rodder, an animal lover, a businessman, and sportsman. He was a jack of many trades and he mastered them all. Gerry lived an incredible full life and all around was an amazing man with a lot of friends in the community.
Gerry had many pets including an award winning Persian cat and Huskies which he bred, raised and raced and would later be a musher at the Iditarod.
He even had a pet skunk, as well as several domestic cats and dogs, two parrots and two turkeys.
He had a passion for cars which included his ‘62 Corvette that he purchased in ‘64 and is still in the family. Gerry loved to restore cars and anything that had an engine and wheels. He restored his Corvette over 4 times since the 60’s, each a different theme. He was incredibly meticulous. Gerry has won numerous car show awards, race track awards since the late 60’s as well as a spot in Super Chevy Magazine for Editors Choice Top Ten Drag Car award in 2001. He was always in the garage tinkering with his toys. He raced everything from go karts, cars, motorcycles to the huskies that he raised. His Harley Davidson was another one of his pride and joys which he restored in the 90’s.
He shared all of his passions with his wife. Besides racing, they enjoyed traveling. Skiing out West was one of their favorites, camping in the mountains, cruises to the Bahamas and Aruba, and the Jersey shore. They loved to throw parties and entertain. Together they were inseparable, true soul mates and deeply in love.
Gerry was an offset printer and owned his own business H & H Printing for over 25 years with his late wife. He continued to move into his screen printing as well as his own aluminum polishing business. He finished his working career as a lead mechanic for N. Jonas and Co, before he retired in 2019.
Along with his wife, in 1972 they built their dream home from the ground up where they would raise their two children for the rest of their lives. Gerry was self taught in woodworking, which was also a passion of his fathers. He has made his home a beautiful masterpiece, which includes beautiful tables he built and custom woodwork throughout. Gerry had a green thumb. He was always in the yard maintaining his flowers, plants and trees. He designed and built numerous additions, his pond and the deck throughout the decades.
As a father, Gerry made sure his kids were self-sufficient and independent. He taught them everything he knew. Family vacations were also history lessons, competition was also rewarding, working hard was also playing hard, perseverance was success! Just never give up. He taught his children how to ski and swim at a very young age, his son how to ride dirt bikes and his daughter how to drive. He always had them involved in the car, house projects and hobbies.
Gerry was an avid outdoor sportsman. He traveled all over the US to hunt. He has hunted everything including deer, mule deer, bear, mountain lion, antelope, elk and small game including turkey, geese, pheasants and foxes. He has numerous trophies and taxidermy mounts in his home. He shared his hunting knowledge with his son as he was growing up, bringing him to archery shoots and teaching him how to hunt. Throughout his travels he developed a passion for Native American history and southwest art. He would later take his family to New Mexico and is one of the fondest memories of the family.
Gerry’s life would change with a Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2016. He was able to enjoy his last car show and award in June 2019. After losing his wife in March of 2023 Gerry spent the remainder of his days with the Bristol House Memory Care where they were able to provide him the care and dignity he deserved. He is a true legend and will be greatly missed by anyone and everyone who knew him.
Gerry is survived by his loving children; Eric Huttenlock and his wife Ali and Robin Huttenlock and her significant other Matt Benes, grandson; Logan Huttenlock, 3 brothers; Frank Huttenlock and his wife Alicia Wydro, Paul Huttenlock and his wife Darlene, David Huttenlock, his sister Lisa Bruecks as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Friday, January 12, 2024 after 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 321 Witmer Road, Horsham and are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 11am. His interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia.