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Joseph F. Eggert, 88, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Joseph F. Eggert died on Thursday, Jan. 7. He was 88.

Eggert had the opportunity to try out for the New York Yankees, and became an avid Red Sox fan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Jo-Ann Waring and her husband Edgar of Norwalk; son Joseph Eggert and his wife Kathleen of Bethel; grandchildren Stacey, Michele, Emerald and Jayde; great-grandchildren Lindsay, Samantha, Abigail and Clara; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Sterc Eggert; parents, Alexander and Josephine Kopp Eggert; brothers Edward, Charles and George Eggert; and sister Theresa Drezek.

Calling hours will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. A memorial service will at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in to a charity of one's choice, by clicking here.

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