Richard J. Egan
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Formerly of Fitchburg, MA, WWll Vet; 96
THE VILLAGES, Florida -- Richard J. Egan, 96, of The Villages, Florida, was born November 29, 1916 in Medford, Massachusetts and died April 1, 2013 under Hospice care in Lecanto, Florida.
Mr. Egan was a US Army Veteran who proudly served during WWII.
He was a longtime resident of Fitchburg, Massachusetts where he owned PJ Egan and Sons Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a former Airport Commissioner, Past President of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, and member of the American Legion. He moved to The Villages in 1976 from Fitchburg where he resided until his death.
Survivors include: sons, Edward William Egan (June) and Robert Brian Egan (Louise); daughter, Kathy Lee Hildebrandt (Richard); eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Healey and Irene Weldon; and dearest friend and companion, Mickey Drummond.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McBride Egan in 1996, four grandchildren: Michael Egan, Mark Egan, Brian Leger and Scott Egan; four siblings, Gertrude Garvey, Virginia Hoey, Joseph Egan and Barbara Sullivan.
EGAN -- Graveside services including Military Honors will be held on Thursday April 4, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 12:30 PM. For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com, Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of all arrangements.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 4, 2013