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Phillip A. Egeth

Phillip A. Egeth, 90, of Florida died June 10, 2011. He was born in Newark.

Mr. Egeth taught math at Vernon L. Davy High School in East Orange and as an adjunct faculty member at Newark State Teachers College, Kean College, Princeton summer secondary math program, and the Morristown division of the Rutgers math program. He then qualified for the New Jersey principal’s position and math department chair in Newark. He also joined forces with his brother, George, in automatic laundry ventures. He retired in 1977 from Newark and the New Jersey Education Association and relocated to Florida.

He attended East Orange High School and earned his master’s degree in mathematics in 1948 from Montclair State Teachers College.

He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps after being drafted and joined a B-17 flight crew at Pueblo, Colo., that included Clark Gable. He was then sent to the Corps of Engineers at Berkeley, Calif., as part of the atomic bomb project.

He took part in the National Science Fellowship Award at Stanford University.

He is survived by a niece, Susan Egeth Heineman of Fort Lee; a nephew, Allan Egeth of Pine Brook; and four great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were private.

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