Joseph Egresitz Jr.
FUNERAL HOME
Roswell Funeral Home
950 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA
Joseph J. Egresitz, Jr., 76, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on September 5, 2021. Joe was born in Harrisburg (Shipoke), Pennsylvania to the late Joseph J. Sr. and Ruth E. (Hare) Egresitz. He was a graduate of John Harris High School, Gettysburg College, and the MBA Program at Georgia State University. He was a brother of The Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. A versatile athlete, he was the only Gettysburg football player to be named First Team All-Conference on both the offensive and defensive units in the same year. He was named to additional honorary teams, including the Associated Press Little All-American First Team. After graduation, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys and then went on to play for the Washington Redskins and the Boston Patriots. Joe was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Central Chapter Sports Hall of Fame, and twice into the Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor. Joe and family moved to Atlanta in 1985. He had a successful career in Telecommunications with BellSouth, Philips, and most recently as an officer of DictaPlus, NorthAmerica, Inc. He volunteered with Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) and the Paralympics. He was smart and creative as a teacher, coach, artist & draftsman who loved going out for brunch, playing poker, traveling to Europe, wood working, singing "oldies but goodies" and spending time with his granddaughter, friends, and family. In his passing, he leaves his wife of 48 years, Jacqueline (Adams); his daughter Stephanie Graves, his son-in law Mark and granddaughter Drew. His sisters Sheila Sell & Ruth Ann Weirich and brother Stephen Egresitz. Nephews Keith, Kreg, Rob, Rick and nieces Jennifer and Leigh. Last, but not least, his grand pup, Nala. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., September 17, 2021 at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. Private Viewing for Family at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia, 30076. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to your favorite charity, in Joe's name.
Published by Patriot-News from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
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Sending Our deepest sympathies to Jackie and Stephanie as well as Shelia, Ruth Ann and Stephen on the passing of cousin Joe. You are in our prayers as Joe was during his illness. May your memories bring you comfort . Rest In Peace cousin Joe. Michael and Kathy Sullivan
Michael & Kathy Sullivan
Family
September 17, 2021
Jackie and Stephanie, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. May you find comfort in your many memories you shared with him and comfort from the rest of your family. .....from Joe Weirich's sister, Diane
Diane Weirich Smith
Other
September 16, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that I feel, hearing of the passing of Joe Egresitz Jr. I played football against Joe and wrestled him as well. We remained friends through our first couple of years of college. He was a true competitor who I respected very much. Prayers and Blessings to his family.
Bill Jones
Friend
September 15, 2021
Cousin Joe. He was my most handsome cousin who I had a crush on as a young teenager. Condolences to his family who will miss him terribly I'm sure
Deb Mcbride gussler
September 14, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Memories from Shipoke & Joe playing football!! Thoughts & prayers to family & friends!!
George & Brenda Kelly
Other
September 14, 2021
Went to High School with Joe. He was a sweet, smart, athletic & personable guy. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Liz Stamos
September 13, 2021
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing, we remember all of the great times we had in Shipoke, when we were young.
Bob & Eileen Young, Harrisburg, Pa
Friend
September 13, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Joe´s passing. Joe and his family lived behind us in Shipoke. Even though I hadn´t seen him in many years, I have known him and the family for most of my life. My sympathies go out to Joe´s family and friends.
Carol OBrine Schleig
Other
September 13, 2021
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