Manuel Amor Jr.
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AGE: 83 • Lakewood
Manuel Amor Jr., 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Community Medical Centers Van Dyke Hospice Unit, Toms River. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and educated in Fla. Mr. Amor lived in Lakewood for most of his life. He worked as a Physical Education teacher for Freehold Twp. Board of Education for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He also coached the Cross Country Team, and guided them to a 1973 state title. He was best known for being a Square Dance Caller, and was a charter member of The Callers' Council of N.J. He started calling in 1953 and called for many clubs on the entire east coast, primarily the Star Thru Squares of Lakewood, Do-Si-Dos of Freehold, and the Staten Square Set of Staten Island. He was the author of numerous square dance calls, and received numerous National and International awards. He was also an avid cartoonist, and enjoyed writing and recording folk music.
Predeceased by his father, Manuel Sr.; and his mother, Cristina Pages Amor, he is survived by his two daughters, Toyanna L. Miller and her husband Stephen of PA, and Nisa K. Stein and her husband Richard of VA; his son, Delton D. Amor of NJ; his three brothers, James and his wife Louisa of NY, Edward of FL, and Richard and his wife Sharon of GA; his sister, Carol Collard and her husband Richard of FL; his former wife, Jaquelyn Amor of NJ; his five grandchildren, Charles, Brandon, Shaun, Shire, and Gregory; his aunt, Aurora Steig of Boston, Mass.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, Rt. 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood. Church service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 313 Clifton Ave., Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Manuel's' name to the
. For further information or to post a tribute, please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 24, 2011