Postal Clerk Honored for 42 Years of Service

ELIZABETH — Postal Window Clerk George Ebner was honored at a special ceremony last week at the Elizabeth Main Post Office for his 42 years of federal service.  Surrounded by well-wishing co-workers and his wife, Ebner was recognized by Elizabeth Postmaster Dennis Allocco for an outstanding commitment to excellent customer service and for being a vital member of the Elizabeth postal team for more than four decades.

George Ebner entered the Postal Service in 1969 after serving two years in the U.S. Navy.  While working for the Postal Service; Mr. Ebner also served in the Navy Reserves for 22 years, retiring as a Petty Officer 1st Class from the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Monmouth County.  Ebner’s remarkable postal career includes 35 awards for superior customer service, attendance, and dedication to a career spanning four decades serving customers at the window of the Elizabeth Post Office and its stations and branches.


“Customers that come to the window love George,” said the Elizabeth Postmaster.  “They always leave the retail counter with a smile.”

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor;” said Allocco quoting legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi. “And George certainly epitomizes a real commitment to excellence,” concluded Allocco.

Fighting back emotion, the gracious Ebner accepted the honors and expressed his appreciation to his fellow employees.  Emotions continued to run high as co-workers lined-up to individually express their appreciation at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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