Egbert Hall was born in Plaisance East Coast Demerara Guyana, South America on Feb. 26, 1914. He attended Plaisance Wesleyan Primary School. On leaving school, he joined the sugar plantation working as an engineer apprentice where he developed to be a first class engineer.
He later joined the transport and harbour department after the closure of the estate in Guyana then immigrated to England in 1959 and in 1962 worked with the British Railways.
Hall returned to his native Guyana in 1975 to join his wife. They later immigrated to the United States to live with their daughter and grand children in the United States in 1984. They lived with them for some time and later went on their own. His wife died in September 1988.
He is a proud resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn living at Duncan Genns Senior Citizen Apartment. He has been a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church for many years and would always offer his input when any issues arise. Hall spends his day enjoying the company of his friends and family. He enjoys dancing, playing games, and attending Bible study and maintains his wittiness and sense of humor.
Hall remembers the days of Winston Churchhill of London and President Burnham of Guyana to President Reagan and other American presidents. He enjoys speaking about politics, but most of all he likes to speak about Christianity.
He is a father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend, activist, and a great confidant. We salute his faithfulness, strength, courage and generosity.
Sybil’s, a Guyanese restaurant located on Liberty Avenue in Queens, New York, was a proud sponsor of Egbert’s 102nd birthday celebration.