William Joseph Deegan

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    - Pat Grove
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William Joseph Deegan, 80, of Tinley Park, Ill., passed away peacefully at home Oct. 22, 2016.
He was born in Reynoldsville, Pa., to Leonard and Vira Deegan. He left Reynoldsville to play football for the Air Force, and then Northwestern University. He landed in the south suburbs of Chicago in the late 1950s and remained there for the rest of his life. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou; his daughters, Teresa (Bill) Grandchamp, Kathy, Diane Arnold, and Susan (Jim) McLaughlin; and his daughter-in-law, Mary (late Larry, January 2015) Deegan.
He was the loving grandfather to Nicole, Jessica (Joe) Nowak, Jennifer, Jaclyn, Erin, Meaghan, Jason, Daniel, Eric, Jake, and Sean; and great-grandfather to Jayden. He was the loving brother of Raymond (Audrey) Deegan, Margaret Kaiser, and Elizabeth Deegan. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Francis and Thomas; and his beloved son, Lawrence. Bill was a proud Air Force veteran, a Northwestern University graduate, a mediocre golfer, and a lifelong Cubs fan.
Funeral services were held in Tinley Park.
Donations may be made in honor of Larry Deegan to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society at www.donate.lls.org/lls/donate, or the Ara Parseghian Medical Research fund at http://www.parseghian.org.
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Brady-Gill Funeral Home
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 30, 2016
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