May 25, 1929 - May 15, 2017
Visitation: Wednesday 2-8 PM, Devlin Funeral Home of the North Hills
Service: Thursday 10 AM, St. Teresa of Avila Church
Age 87, of Ross Twp., formerly of the North Side, passed peacefully and surrounded by his family on Monday, May 15, 2017; Beloved husband for 63 years of JoAnn (Cvetic); Loving father of Jeff (Beth Anne), Julie Zangaro (Gary), Jerry (Sue), and Jeannine Patton (Po); Proud grandfather of Jessica, Brandon, Brock, Brett, Jordan, Cody, Beau, Tyler, Ali, Brody and Tanner; Treasured great-grandfather of 6; Son of the late William and Rose (Buchert), Loving brother of Ray, Father Charles, Rosemary Amurgis, and the late William. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends; especially his loving and devoted caregiver, Janet Henney.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10 AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Jerry officiated in the NFL from 1966-1995. His 30 years as an official is the second-longest tenure in NFL history. His career was highlighted by officiating four Super Bowls, two Pro Bowls, seven conference championship games, and numerous playoff contests. Jerry also helped create the Professional Football Referees Association (PFRA), and was instrumental in negotiating the first pension for game officials. Jerry was a 1948 graduate of North Catholic High School, where he quarterbacked the football team. He was involved in coaching youth football his entire life. He was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Dapper Dan Award, induction into the Western PA Sports Hall of Fame, the North Catholic Hall of Fame, and the North Side Hall of Fame. The family would like to thank the staff at Arden Courts of the North Hills, 1125 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15237 for the compassionate care and would like to direct memorial contributions to them in lieu of flowers.