Joseph Patrick Egan
March 11, 1930 – June 9, 2019
Joe Egan of The Hills, TX passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 9, 2019 at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 11, 1930 to Martin and Anna (Broderick) Egan.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 56 years, Sally (Hartig). Joe is survived by his son, Joseph of Naperville, IL, his wife Felicia and their sons Mark and Andrew; son, Bob of Boise ID; son, Rich of Austin, TX, his wife Shannon and their sons Miller and Garrett; sister, Loretta Murray of Wyoming, OH; brother, Robert Egan of Chicago; dear friend, Barbara Hinds of Lakeway, TX; brother-in-law, Jack Hartig of Palos Heights, IL; brother-in-law, Joe March of Homer Glenn, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe grew up on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Leo High School in 1948 and Illinois Institute of Technology in 1952 with a degree in civil engineering. He began his career at Amoco Oil’s Whiting, IN refinery in 1952, met his future wife Sally in 1954, and married her in 1956. Joe and Sally were married 56 years until Sally passed away in 2012. The family lived in Dolton, IL, Independence, MO, Houston, TX, Williamsburg, VA, Naperville, IL, and The Hills over the years. Wherever life took him, he was active in his local Catholic community, including the formation of new parishes in Dolton, Houston, Naperville and Lakeway.
Joe retired from Amoco Oil in 1990 after serving as the plant manager at the Whiting refinery. He and Sally moved to The Hills/Lakeway, TX area where they were active in many community organizations including: serving as the Board leader of the Lakeway Church (when operated as the combined Lakeway Protestant / Catholic church), being a founding member of the Lake Travis Republican Men’s Club, singing for almost 20 years in the Lakeway Sing Along group, and participating in the Lakeway Men’s Breakfast Club. Joe enjoyed developing relationships with a large number of friends in The Hills and Lakeway who made his retirement a joy.
Joe was the loving grandfather of his four grandsons and although the family was spread across the country, they always enjoyed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and their annual family vacations to the American West together.
Joe volunteered every week for several years as a personal companion at Bright Horizons, an early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia program at Emmaus Catholic Parish. To honor Joe, in lieu of flowers the family requests sending donations via check to Emmaus Catholic Parish (1718 Lohmans Crossing in Lakeway, TX 78734) and including “Bright Horizons” on the memo line.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Emmaus Catholic Church (1718 Lohmans Crossing Road), followed by an interment of ashes.
- Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 56 years, Sally (Hartig). Joe is survived by his son, Joseph of Naperville, IL, his wife Felicia and their sons Mark and Andrew; son, Bob of Boise ID; son, Rich of Austin, TX, his wife Shannon and their sons Miller and Garrett; sister, Loretta Murray of Wyoming, OH; brother, Robert Egan of Chicago; dear friend, Barbara Hinds of Lakeway, TX; brother-in-law, Jack Hartig of Palos Heights, IL; brother-in-law, Joe March of Homer Glenn, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Emmaus Catholic Church Parish including “Bright Horizons” on the memo line.
1718 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway, TX 78734
- Joseph P. Egan Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Interment of Ashes Thursday, June 20, 2019
Joseph Patrick Egan
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June 15, 2019
Joe was a special friend and close neighbor. We moved to The Hills the same year, in1991. He was 17 days older than I.
We often dined with Joe and Sally and, then with Joe and Barbara. At one time we rode together to the Lakeway Men's Breakfast meetings, served on the board of the Lakeway Republican Men's Club and the Board of The Lakeway Church when the Catholic and Protestant congregations shared the same facilities. In fact, Joe, as Chairman was required to fire the Protestant minister who was the Church Administrator.
Joe always seemed to be happy, positive and caring.
I will miss Joe very much.
June 15, 2019
❤️ Joe Egan and his family are wonderful, genuine and a pleasure to be around. Joe will dearly be missed. Sincere condolences to the entire Egan ‘clan’ ....
y’all are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
Joan & Family
June 14, 2019
Joe was a super dude! I started singing with him 30 years ago when we all shared the Lakeway Church. He was a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
June 14, 2019
Joe and I have been friends for the last 15 years since I moved to The Hills. He was always gracious and willing to help. We worked together organizing and placing the golf sponsor signs for the Republican golf tournament each year. At Emmaus Church he would always greet my wife and I with a smile and well wishes. He will be missed.
June 12, 2019
Joe was a giant of a man, I was privileged to know him for 61 years.