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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Albert C. Egner
May 15, 1940 - September 6, 2022


Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Service - Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 2:00 PM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Graveside Service - Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 AM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
Military Honors - Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 AM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - United Methodist Church Of The Redeemer - 1128 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 267-652-1769 - Map
Cemetery - Washington Crossing National Cemetery - 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940 - 800-535-1117 - Map
Family Florist - Blake Florist - 5 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-8787 - Map
Donation - Disabled American Veterans - PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 - 877-426-2838 - Map
Donation - Wounded Warrior Project - PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 - 877-832-6997 - Map

Albert C. Egner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 82 years old. Albert was born May 15, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Christian Egner and the late Florence Egner (nee - Metzger). Beloved husband of Bernadette Egner (nee Jaje); beloved brother of Sue Egner Tull and her late husband Howard. He is the favorite uncle to Susan Dumont, Jennifer Tull, David Tull, Chris Donahue, Joseph Jaje Jr., Shannon Jaje, Abigail Cook, and Hannah Cook; great uncle of Mason Cook, Joseph John Jaje III, Vivianna Serrano, Charlie Dumont V, Jason Dumont, Jackie Sambucci, and Paul C. Donahue; great great uncle of Charlie Dumont VI, Nicky Sambucci, Adriana Sambucci, and Joseph Sambucci.

Al was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, PA. He was a proud graduate of Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational High School and continued his education at Philadelphia Wireless Technical Institute. After high school, Al worked with his sister at Cooper Jarrett Motor Freight as a teletype operator. He was drafted into the United States Army. After his discharge he used the GI bill to go to Philadelphia Wireless Technical Institute. After his graduation he worked for over 26 years as a radio engineer for WDAS a Philadelphia radio station. After retiring, Al was a constituent service representative for Frank Rizzo Jr. at City Hall.

Al and Bernadette met in a memorable but less than traditional way. On a rainy Wednesday in 1980, Bernadette decided to call some old phone numbers she knew to see if anyone would answer. When she tried her sister’s old number, Al answered. They went on to talk for several hours. Later on they would meet and go on to date until they wed on February 2, 2002 at Rhawnhurst Methodist Church.

Al loved being outside and enjoyed camping, boating, basketball, bowling, and cross country skiing. He played basketball with his friends at WDAS (where they would often play against inmates at the local prison). He was a Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Phillies and Eagles. Al could be described as a true Methodist. He never smoked, drank alcohol, or used curse words. One of his favorite activities was his model railroad which he put together. The family has supplied wonderful photos of his work on the model railroad in the slideshow on this page. Al was a collector of Chevy vintage cars and took his 1957 Chevy convertible to Atco Dragway. His trophy is still on his fireplace mantle.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. and funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

Relatives and friends were also invited to his graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Army on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940. If attending the graveside service, please plan on being at the office, on the right in the procession area, at the cemetery between 9:45 and 9:55 AM on Thursday.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Jack Ross from United Methodist Church Of The Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Family flowers arranged by Blake Florist 215-379-8787.

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