James J. Egan, 84, of Troy, Ill., born August 6, 1929, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence.
James was a World War II Army veteran. He worked as a carman with Norfolk Southern Railroad for 35 years. He loved photography, fishing and camping.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Egan; his parents, John and Rose, nee Knab, Egan; a sister, Rosemary Egan; and a brother, Bill Egan.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane, nee Linkey, Egan; a daughter, Patricia J. (David A.) Hamilton of St. Charles, Mo.; a son, Robert J. (Tricia K.) Oakville, Mo.; a grandson, Kyle Hamilton; a sister, Norma Egan of Springfield, Ill.; he was also our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend.
The family wishes to thank Julie, Linda and Dr. Nowak of Hospice of Southern Illinois for the loving care as "HIS SPECIAL ANGELS".
Memorials may be made Hospice of Southern Illinois or as masses to Holy Rosary Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill. The Egan family requests that all visitors wear casual attire.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Father David Wilke officiating. Interment will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd.
9900 St. Clair Avenue Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 15, 2014