William G. “Shorty” Eggers of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 after a fierce battle with the COVID-19 virus despite immense precautions to prevent it. He was 70 years young.
Shorty was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was the adored and respected patriarch of the Eggers family. He loved life, he enjoyed summer days in Ocean City NJ, watching the kids in the pool from his deck and singing the wrong lyrics to songs. Shorty was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles. His love of football began while wearing number 15 as the quarterback for the Audubon Green Wave. Above all else, Shorty loved to spend his time surrounded by family and will leave behind a tremendous void in all of our broken hearts.
Shorty was general foreman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard until its closing, where he then went on to be the machine room supervisor at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia until his passing. He was the former Commissioner of Mount Ephraim for 12 years and was a longtime coach and volunteer for various Mount Ephraim youth sports.
Shorty was the loving husband to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Phyllis (nee Sellers), devoted father to his cherished children Kelly, Jamey, Billy (Sabrina) and Kristy (Ron), and proud Pop to Drew, Devon, Emily and Alivia. He was the loyal brother to JoAnn (Lynn) Warrick, Nancy (Bobby) Cowan, Danny (Lil) Eggers, and Joey Eggers. Shorty is also survived by his nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He is loved by so many and will be deeply missed by extended family and friends.
Shorty is predeceased by his parents William and Anne Marie “Nancy” Eggers.
In honor of Shorty’s careful nature surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, his memorial service will be held privately on Monday January 25th. We invite you to join the family for a live streamed service at 11am via this link: [William G. "Shorty" Eggers Memorial Ceremony]. Following the service extended family and friends are welcome to New Saint Mary’s Cemetery at 515 Browning Road in Bellmawr for his interment. Masks and social distancing are required. As much as the family wants your hugs in these terrible times, the health and safety of all that loved Shorty is of the utmost priority. Additionally, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Cooper Foundation's COVID-19 Assistance Fund or JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund)
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