John J. Egan of New Rochelle, formerly of Rye, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the age of 87.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was his greatest joy and he was most happy when he was able to be with them at family events or watch his children and grandchildren in their athletic endeavors over the years. John was a faithful parishioner of Resurrection Church in Rye and prior to that, Annunciation Church in Crestwood. He was a long time member of The Coveleigh Club in Rye where John and his wife Patricia thoroughly enjoyed the time they spent with all of their friends.
John was born September 7, 1924 to Francis and Catherine (Crotty) Egan in the Bronx where he grew up with his brothers Francis and Thomas. He graduated from All Hallows High School and St. Johns University. John served honorably during World War II with the U.S. Army Signal Corp in the Philippines. Upon his discharge from the army John joined the NYPD where he served with distinction as a detective sergeant for 27 years. He was honored by the Detectives Crime Clinic as policemen of the month in 1968.
After his retirement from the NYPD, John served many years as a director of security for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. In 1950 he married Patricia Cowan who remained the love of his life for 61 wonderful years. John is survived by Patricia, his three children, Betty Ann Lecky and her husband Robert, John Jr. and his wife Lorrie, James and his wife Marianne and 11 grandchildren: Rob, Lindsay, Jake and Keillan Lecky; Shannon (Egan) & Jeff Vollmer; Emily (Egan) & Ed Allen; Kellianne, Abbe, Jim, Jr., Dan, and Rebecca Egan. He is also survived by his great grandson, William Vollmer. Visitation will be at Graham Funeral Home, Rye New York on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye on Monday, December 5 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, suite 200, Wellesley Hills Ma. 02481 or All Hallows High School, 111 East 164st, Bronx, New York 10452
Graham Funeral Home
1036 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580