Jackie Eugene Degan(1929 - 2014)

Jackie Eugene Degan

1929-2014

Jack Degan was born May 5, 1929 in Montgomery, West Virginia to John and Virginia Degan. He had one sister, Thelma Chloe. He married Margaret (Heath) Brown in 1953 and they shared 38 years of a wonderful life until her passing in 1991. Jack married Sandra Kay (Sam) Concha in 1993, living with her in Wharton, Texas until her accident in 2009. Since then, Jack made his home with his daughter, Lisa Greenaway and grandsons, Michael and Scotty in Barberton, Ohio.

Jack loved flying, all his flying friends, and a pilot's life. He joined the Navy but soon migrated to the Air Force where he became a pilot; flying became the love of his life. Captain Jack retired from the Air Force in 1966. He joined up with Air America where he could continue his love of flying. He flew extensively in the Vietnam arena and continued with Air America for many years.

Jack was employed by Wharton Turf-Grass, Inc. in Wharton. He made many dear friends there.

Jack was a loving, giving "Papa Jack" who will be sadly missed and long remembered by family and friends.

Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio on May 12, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.



Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 9, 2014