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Gary W. Egli

1937 - 2020

Gary W. Egli 82, of Turbot Ave., Watsontown, passed away on May 5, 2020 at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.  Born in Lewisburg  on December 12, 1937 he was the son of the late Jesse O. and Margaret E. (Hartman) Egli.  He was married on August 11, 1963 to the former Vicki A. Watts who survives.

 

Gary was a 1954 graduate of Milton High School and a 1959 Graduate of Bloomsburg State College.  He earned a masters degree from Texas A & M and he took courses at George Washington University and Alfred University.  He taught math at Warrior Run Senior High School

 

He is survived by his wife, Vicki; two daughters, Stephanie J. Egli of Arizona, and Elizabeth M. Egli of Tannersville; a son, Jesse E. Egli of Watsontown; two brothers, Jay Egli of New Berlin, and Thomas Egli of Lewisburg; and two grandchildren, Jake M. Lombardo, and Rhys E. Lombardo.

 

Gary was preceded in death by two brothers, George Egli, and James Egli.

 

Services will be held at a later date.

Condolences

Gary Egli was an amazing teacher! He had a great sense of humor and an incredible intellect. He remembered every student and what year they graduated. I am finishing my 40th year of teaching math and he was the reason that I learned to love math. He made it fun to think.

I am very sorry for your loss and I wanted you to know that he was very important in helping me to become who I have become.

Patti Mutschler Blanton
WRHS Class of 1976
Senior Instructor at Missouri State University

Mr. Egli was such an inspiration! I am a teacher now because of him. With his love of John Wayne and his cowboy boots, he pushed all of his students to achieve their very best every day. How fitting that he pass during teacher appreciation week! God be with you and your family- Mr. Egli is smiling down on all of us now.

Lynn Nicholas Maynard
WRHS Class of 1993
Teacher for 23 years

I’m am so sorry for your loss. I had Mr Egli for homeroom and Math. I could never understand what he taught - as I just don’t get the math - but I loved going to his classes. And I had Stephanie for a shot put coach. All around great people.
Cher Sheatler Weidner
Class of 1989

I am very sorry for your family's loss. Mr. Egli did have a great sense of humor and was one who made learning math fun. He is one of the reasons that I went into education myself.

Paula Bogart Cooper
Class of 1984

Great teacher who was also our Class of 1971 Advisor. Famous for "since knee high to a grasshopper" and many other one-liners. RIP and God bless his family. Steve and Linda Shupp

To Barb and Tom
I had met Gary but did not know him. I want to express my sympathy to you two and hope that you are well. God bless you.

I'm sorry for your loss. Had Gary for a teacher several years and he was the best! He would sometimes come to some of our poker games and at times we used to show up at his house dressed up around Halloween just for fun. Great teacher great person.... class of 1975

For almost 20 years Gary Egli was my colleague/neighbor who taught Math in the room across from the Home Economics Department where I was.
It was common to hear his deep voice as he challenged students to solve those long involved math problems.
I would also hear laughter coming from his room as the students left math class.
I am grateful for the time and talent Gary shared with our faculty as a union leader.
My condolences to you, Vickie, Steph, Betsy, Jesse, and your families.
Liz (Lengle) Brewer

So sorry for your loss. Gary was a great teacher and I have fond memories of his patience with me as math was my difficult subject in school. He has blessed many students with his knowledge and wisdom. Deepest sympathy and prayers from my family to yours. Rosanne Boughter Keister

I am deeply sorry for your families' loss. Mr. Egli will always be my favorite teacher. He didn't accept excuses and cared enough to push students when they were mailing it in. We all enjoyed his West Milton "Lizards" stories about his formative years. To this day, when I am tempted to coast at anything, I still hear his voice in my head: " Damn it Diggan, if you don't try, you're going to be pumping gas for the rest of your life". I will never forget how much he cared for his students.
Tony Diggan (WR-91)

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