Carl Jacob ErgenzingerMay 24, 1947 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 70)
Carl Jacob Ergenzinger, of Camden, passed away, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in his home. He was 70.
Carl was born, May 24, 1947, in Dover, DE to the late, Walter Ergenzinger and Lillian Ergenzinger Weaver. He attended Dover High School, graduating in 1965.
He played Little league Baseball, and was a pitcher for the Dover High Senators,who were called the Senator Baseball Nine by their Coach L. Ginsberg. They were Champions of the Diamond State Conference. Carl was then offered ,and signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros. Later he remained an avid baseball fan, and often traveled to Florida to watch Spring Training. Carl was a loyal fan of the New York Yankees. He also enjoyed watching his nephews play travel baseball.
Carl’s real passion, however, was playing golf, which he enjoyed playing with his friends. He always tried to win. He could drive the ball long, but not always straight.
He had become an outstanding putter. Carl was a member of the Eagle Creek Golf Association on Dover Air Force Base. He achieved every golfers dream with a hole in one.
At family gatherings, Carl was Master Chef of the grill ,with his famous barbecue ribs and his recipe for baked beans.
Carl proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was employed with Civil Service, and worked in the Azores Portugal(his favorite place), McDill Air Force Base, in Florida; before being transferred to Dover Air Force Base, where he retired.
Carl was the youngest of eight children. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Hart, brother, Walter Ergenzinger; and brother-in-law, John Carrow.
Carl is survived by his sisters, Cecilia Long & husband, Ernest, of Wyoming; Marie Hagood, of The Villages, Florida; and Judy Carrow, of Dover; his brothers, Frank Ergenzinger & wife, Dottie; and Edward Ergenzinger & wife, Lois, both of Dover; along with several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE; with a visitation from 10am to 12 noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.