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Alfred Erckert, Jr.

December 30, 1939 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Alfred Erckert, Jr. Obituary

Alfred ("Uncle Al") Erckert Jr., 84, of Toms River, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024.

Al was born in Weehawken, NJ and served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1960. 

He began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer in 1964 with the Weehawken Police Department.  Upon moving to Toms River in 1973, Al joined the Dover Township (now Toms River) Police Department as a patrolman.  Al then became an Agent in the Ocean County Prosecutor's office Juvenile Unit until his retirement in 1990.

Al enjoyed being a member of the Gilford Park Yacht Club.  He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends.  He loved the beach, building fishing poles, fishing and photography.  He also enjoyed a cold beer and a glass of wine, a good bowl of chili and dining out with friends.  Al was also a great supporter of the Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums.

Al was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Bertha (Ryzlyk) and his sister Jean Jansen.

Al is survived by his son, Frank Scott Erckert and girlfriend Denise Rowlette, of Liberty, Missouri, niece Gail Jansen Payer and her son Grayson Payer, brother-in-law Jan Herman Jansen and dear friends,  Bernie Siefers, Robert Little, Michael Nolan, Brian Morton and Tommy & Robyn King.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 19, 2024 for a memorial service from 4:00PM-6:00PM with a funeral service to be offered at 5:00PM at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River.

Al will be laid to rest at a later date at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Disable American Veterans at www.dav.org.

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Memorial Gathering
January 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- Fischer Blvd.
995 Fischer Blvd.

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

5:00 PM
Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- Fischer Blvd.
995 Fischer Blvd.


Disabled American Veterans
PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250
Web: www.dav.org


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