George E. Egbert
1949 - 2021
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George E. Egbert

George E. Egbert passed away on February 16, 2021 at the age of 71. Born in Jersey City on August 14, 1949 to loving parents Edward and Mary Egbert. George went on to marry the "love of his life" the late Francine (nee Higham ) and resided in Rutherford for the past 37 years. George became a member of the Rutherford Police Department in 1975, rising to the level of Captain in Charge before retiring in 2010. George was a Rutherford Little League Coach and for a time served as League President. He also coached Rutherford Recreational Basketball, including the 1994 State Champs. George was a dear friend and security advisor to the Rutherford Junior Football Program.

George found beauty in the simple things in life. He enjoyed talking with neighbors, doing the Daily News crosswords, spending time with family, watching old movies and television shows, and enjoying a good meal and seeing friends at Steve and Andrea's and the Colonial Diner. George always made time to help others in any way he could and he loved and supported his community in so many ways.

George is predeceased by his brothers Richard and Robert. He will be greatly missed by his son George and wife Dawn, and son Jack and wife Allison. His grandchildren, Jackson, Eva, and Ellie Mary will truly miss their beloved "Pop Pop". He is also survived by his sister Dorothy O'Donnell and brother Edward as well as many other friends and family.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a service will be held on Monday February 22,2021 at 9:45AM for Immediate Family only at the Macagna Diffily Onorato Funeral Home 41 Ames Ave Rutherford, NJ. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ at 11AM. Visitation on Sunday February 21, 2021 from 1-5PM. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made in George's name to Rutherford Junior Football Program PO Box 272 Rutherford, NJ 07070 or Rutherford Little League PO Box 427 Rutherford, NJ 07070. www.macagnadiffilyonoratofuneralhome.com




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Published in The Record/Herald News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2021.
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February 21, 2021
I remember our many discussions about world problems as we walked and jogged around Tryon Field. Although the conversations we’re unfit for prime Time consumption, they always ended with upside down and laughable conclusions.
You were an admirable servant and mentor to the Youth within the Rutherford community.Rest in peace, we miss you.
Rich Chorbajian
Friend
February 21, 2021
R.I.P. George! Will miss you in town especially at Steve & Andrea's! It was always great coaching alongside you at RLL all those years. Took your counsel & wisdom with great respect. Prayers for you & Family especially George & Jack!
George McGehrin
George McGehrin
Friend
February 21, 2021
Sending love and prayers from the Knox family.
Justin, Carla, Landon, Bryce, and Tanner
Friend
February 21, 2021
Saddened to hear of George’s passing today. Sending condolences from the Taylor family and keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Taylor
Family
February 20, 2021
George. The Caldwell family will certainly miss you. We’ve been friends for 60 years. We grew up together from silly teenagers into mature adults (still sometimes silly when we would talk about our times together). You weren’t my brother by blood, but we acted like brothers and always watched out for one another. Through school and marriage and families, we watched them all grow together. I’m glad we had the fun and lifetime we had. Rest in peace, my friend. Give Fran a hug from us.
Ricky & Carolyn Caldwell
Family
February 20, 2021
Jill Taylor
Family
February 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Egbert family. May he Rest In Peace.
Kelly Powers
February 19, 2021
Great guy. Law enforcement professional, volunteer youth coach, friend and most importantly a great family man. Loved coaching with him, I learned a lot. He will be missed but not forgotten; especially for his sharp sense of humor and wit. Condolences to the entire Egbert family. Truly one of Rutherford's finest. And Jersey City's too.
Frank Herrmann
Friend
February 19, 2021
George - You and Franny will always have a special place in my heart. May you rest in peace. I was blessed with two of the most wonderful Godparents and you will be truly missed.
Kristen Caldwell
Family
February 18, 2021
I will miss you coach. A great man who always helped others and was a world of knowledge. Rest In Peace
Tom Ervelli
Friend
February 18, 2021
My condolences to the Egbert family. I remember Georgie from growing up on Newkirk Street in Jersey City. May he rest in peace.
Susan Ryan McCloskey
Neighbor
February 18, 2021
Rest In Peace, we will miss you.
God Bless you and your entire family .
Asia & Family
Friend
February 18, 2021
RIP George you and Fran are back together. You and Fan will always be in my prays. We had some good times. Alway remember going down to Rutgers to help the boys get settled in to their house.
George and Jack you had great parents. Kathy and Rich Falcicchio.




Rich
Friend
February 17, 2021
We love you Cap. Not any words to say that haven’t been said. Best dad, grandad, coach and role model a son could ask for.

Love Jack, Alli, Jackson and Eva.
Jack Egbert
Son
February 17, 2021
So sorry to hear about this you were a great man always there to help me any time with any thing you will truly be missed god speed and fly high my friend
Pierre Siegenthaler
Friend
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