Michael R. Egan

October 16, 1953April 3, 2018

Michael R. Egan, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Irene, nee Oginski. Dear son of Stella and the late Raymond. Loving brother to Carole (John) Costa, Barbara (Thomas) Wollard and Raymond Egan. Dearest brother-in-law to Eugene Bruczkowski, “wife-in-law” Ursula Oginski and Richard Oginski. Kindest and most caring uncle to Jason Bruczkowski, Erica (Patrick) Bekas, Kelly (Larry) Mongoven, Johnny Costa, Stephanie (Christopher) Piggott and Christian (Joanne) Wollard. Loving and beloved son-in-law to the late Barbara and Chester Oginski. Caring and loving nephew to numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Accomplished and dedicated musician and long-time respected member of ASCAP. Boundless love for family, friends, music and animals. Many memorable summers spent with family in Powers Lake, WI and happy times spent on Sanibel Island. FL. Our hearts are broken. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Visitation Saturday 3:00 – 9:00 pm at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee Avenue where a chapel service will be held at 7:30 pm.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers donation to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue at

or your favorite charity appreciated.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Chapel Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Linda Minton- Jones

September 24, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. I just found out through a group I'm with on Facebook. My family lived next door to the Egans on Latrobe. Michael and my younger brother Tommy were great friends growing up. Tommy passed away in 97. The last time I saw Michael was at Tommy's funeral. I have fond memories of the Egans growing up. We where a tight group on that block..
Memory: I remember when Michael and Tommy were little. They would take a string and attach a paper cup to either end of it and talk between the houses. Silly kids they would stay up late into the night talking. I think of the Egans often.
My condolences to you Irene, Stella,Carol, Barbara and Ray.. Also the rest of the family..
Rest in peace sweet Michael😪

Ric Addy

April 8, 2018

Sincere condolences to Irene Egan and the rest of the family. I am saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of Mike. I met Mike when I moved to Chicago in 1971 and we became best friends. 47 years of fun and great conversations and musical adventures. What a time we had! He will be greatly missed.

Robert Foley

April 8, 2018

I knew Mike from all the way back to our Prosser days. Dave Stapleton and I met Mike in our freshman year. The 2 of them bonded and formed the Loodeaz. I used to check them out at the Fulton studio. I filmed them doing one of their songs. I remember Mike being inquisitive about all the equipment and their functions. Having spent many years in and around various aspects of the Chicago music scene, I can say unequivocally Mike was the greatest unknown guitar player I've ever heard. Sadly, the rest of the world will no longer get a chance to hear what Mike's friends and loved ones have always known.

Edward Apelbaum

April 8, 2018

You were always a positive ray of light whenever we worked together. I’m very sorry to hear of your passing.

Akbar Dhala

April 7, 2018

Irene - so very sorry to hear about Michael. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending sincere condolences and prayers for peace. Akbar

Alana Bruce

April 6, 2018

I still can’t believe Mike is gone. Irene, I was so very shocked when I heard about his passing and am so terribly sorry for your loss. When I think of Mike, I see him happy and smiling and that’s the way I’ll always remember him.
I don’t know many people I could so easily talk to about Metallica, but Mike was definitely one of them. He had some great rock stories to tell. I’m sure he’ll be entertaining the heavens for all time.
I don’t think there’s been a day I’m with Jason that Uncle Mike’s name doesn’t come up. Whether it be a story about a convention they were at, anime, games, something music related or just spending time together. Jason loves his Uncle Mike and will miss him more than I can say. There was a real bond there.
Mike will live on in our hearts always. He’s left his mark for sure. We are all better people for just having known him.
Irene, deepest condolences to you and yours,

Rich Osborne

April 6, 2018

I am the newphew of Ric Addy, my folks ran the Book Box from 66-86, Mike knew me at a very young age 1O years old, maybe he was always very very kind to me the handful of times we saw each other, He called me on my Birthday last septemebr out of the blue because Ric was talking to Mike about it it was a great conversation, after all these years gone by. I am so sorry for this loss, I am truly heart broken, for Mike’s family and Ric as well.

irene egan

April 6, 2018

An article by Maureen O'Donnell of the Sun-Times. Thank you Maureen.

Dennis Korn

April 6, 2018

Even though we were not in touch for many years, you were on my mind alot. Irene, I'm sorry for your loss. Still love in my heart. I think this photo is from your wedding. God bless.

Christopher Nestor

April 6, 2018

I am so very heartbroken, but I am thrilled to have known Mike. We worked together, and as a fellow musician myself, we had great conversations about music, artists, guitars and life. I will truly miss Mike, I loved listening to his stories and hearing his take on music before my time. Mike made me feel important to him, everyday he would always greet me with a smile and ask how I was doing. He would ask about my trips to visit family, because he knew how important family is. It meant a lot to me to work with him, I deeply appreciated his humor, and his company. I will miss him and never forget Mike. My deepest condolences go out to Mike’s family, may you be at peace with his passing.