Born July 12, 1923 to the late Anna and John Hilka. Graduating from Neville Island Schools, Mary attended the Mercy School of Nursing for an R.N. degree, obtained her Bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, and entered the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as a First Lieutenant. After two tours of duty in Japan and the Philippines, she returned to nursing. Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Married James Egan December 26, 1953; parent of two children, Timothy Egan and Winifred Egan-Corr; grandmother of Seamus, Ciaran and Ailise Corr. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Coraopolis. Visitation Monday 2-4, 7-9 at COPELAND'S CORAOPOLIS, 867 Fifth Ave., where prayers will be recited on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 28, 2013