Mr George Egli

Our Teachers

A long over due collection of tribute pages to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.

Mr. George Egli

1970 Ashby Award Recipient

George E. Egli, age 99 whent home to His Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Born in Orange, NJ he lived in the Pines Lakes section of Wayne and Briny Breezes, Florida. George was an Educator in the Ridgewood School System and retired as Assistant Principal of the George Washington School, in 1973, after 38 years of dedicated service.

He also served as Associate Pastor of the Jacksonville Chapel with Rev. Thomas Allen. He was a member of the Christian Businessmen’s Association and Gideons; he was former director of Camp Brookwoods, Alton, NH. Surviving is his wife Maria Braun Egli of Franklin Lakes, two sons, David Egli of Wyckoff and and John (Jack) Egli of Delaware, Ohio, his daughter, Suzanne Egli Hanna of Dublin, Ohio. His grandchildren, Paul D. Egli of San Francisco, CA, Kathaleen Hanna Stephenson of Surrey, England, Suzanna Hannan of Southerland, Cincinnati, OH and Julie Hanna, Dublin, Ohio. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren.

Robert O’Connor:

Mr. Egli and I were best friends during my time at GW; 1967-1970. He, along with Mr. Harmon and Mr. Vojack kept me close to them after my father passed away in March, 1968. I’ve never forgot their caring and kindness.

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Susan McClelland Russell:

Mr Egli was my teacher at Kenilworth annex. My memory of him was his kindness. I remember too the Fall our class went to the camp, he had scuba gear and went for a swim in the lake there.

Michael Coyne:

I always liked George RIP big man.

Liz Arnold:

I loved Mr. Egli. He once told me he wanted to be like an uncle to me. From that point forward I called him Uncle George. He was very kind to me and I was not easy to be kind to at that time in my life. Was in his detention more days than not. RIP to a man that made a difference in a lot of student’s lives.

Dave McDermott:

He was a very nice, he used to try and catch us smoking in the boys room.

Stephen R Yanick:

Mr. Egli was my sixth grade teacher in Summerville Annex on Kenilworth Street. I remember him well as a very good teacher and friend. I remember him coming to work a couple times on his motorcycle it was funny. God Rest his soul thought about him quite often.

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