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Donald G. Egan

June 10, 1931 - November 5, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date November 12, 2022

Funeral Home Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc.

Cemetery Cathedral Cemetery

Church Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel

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Donald G. “Ike” Egan, age 91, passed away Saturday evening at Allied Hospice in Scranton after a brief illness. Originally from the Bellevue section of Scranton, Ike married the love of his life, Rose Marie (DeCantis) Egan in 1955. He and “his Rosie” recently celebrated 67 years of marriage. Ike was the son of the late William, Sr. and Anna (Heisler) Egan. A graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1949, he also proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict prior to his honorable discharge in 1955. Before his retirement, he worked many years for the Lackawanna Railroad and then, after earning his degree in engineering from Penn State University under the GI Bill, a plant engineer for U.G.L. Labs in Dunmore, PA.
The unquestioned patriarch within the Egan family, his stern exterior was only rivaled by his loving nature within. He peacefully left his legacy in the hands of his children and grandchildren whom he absolutely adored. Ike was a longtime golfer and a fixture of the Post #920 golf league at Pine Hills in Taylor where he and his brother-in-law, Emil “Moe” DeCantis, partnered to win several league championships. Ike, a proud Navy Veteran, was someone everyone turned to when in need, no matter for simple advice or anything that needed to be fixed.
Of Roman Catholic faith, Ike was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church Parish. He is also survived by his adoring family including his children, Donald G. Egan, Jr. and wife Nuzhat of VA, Timothy Egan and wife Julie of Lake Ariel; Sharon Kirby and husband Jack of Clarks Summit, and Jo Ann Van Fleet of Scranton; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Sabrina, Genevieve, Shannon, Kerry, Christopher and William; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Kelly Egan Mullen. Ike was the last of ten Egan siblings, brothers, Robert, Edward and William Egan, Jr. and sisters, Miriam Forkin, Frances Lewis, Katherine McGuire, Dorothy Marsh, Anna Rose Thomas and infant Elizabeth Egan. Ike’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank the amazing staffs of both Allied Services Rehabilitation Center and Allied Hospice, including nurse Gary “Paul” Maines, for the collective care given to both he and his family throughout his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1608 Oram Street in West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Richard Fox, Pastor. Burial with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ike’s name to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center c/o 401 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.