Obituary of John David Egan
John David Egan (Dave) was born on August 18, 1952, in the Marble Hill Section of NYC. . Dave was the oldest child of John Patrick Egan (predeceased) and Barbara Renahan Egan. He was followed in birth order by his brother Douglas (predeceased) and Christopher. (predeceased). He is survived by his sister Pamela Egan Voorhees (Richard) and his youngest brother Daniel. He is also survived by his wife Kathleen ( nee Warnock) and their five children, August (Denise). Michael (Sarah), Charles, Laura, and Brian (Jesse). Dave is also survived by his two granddaughters, Lucia and Elle, who he worshipped and adored. Dave is also survived by his sister in law Mary Anne, who knew him for over 50 years.
Dave's family moved to South Yonkers N.Y in 1966, where he resided until he married Kathleen in 1988 and they made their home in Peekskill N.Y., where they raised their family.
When Dave moved up to Yonkers he was already a working man at age 14. He had a paper route in Sky View Apartments in Riverdale, NY. The first friend Dave made when moving to Yonkers was Michael Warnock (predeceased) (Kathleen's older brother) who was a few years Dave's junior. And so began a long friendship and relationship between the Warnock and Egan clans. Dave often recounted this story about meeting Mike.
Dave was a hard-working blue-collar man. He took pride in his work. He eventually was employed as a driver for UPS where he worked until he retired in 2014. He was a man who liked to keep all things simple. He was not big on drama. He always started his day, working and retired, with a prayer of gratitude and thanks for all he had been gifted and given in his life. He often referred to himself as the luckiest man in the world, or he'd say to me, "who's been luckier than me?"
Dave was perhaps the biggest Yankees fan who ever existed. That was his team. His passion for baseball carried over to coaching many peers of his own children throughout many years with the Peekskill Lapolla Little league. He was well respected by his own peers as a coach. But even more importantly, he was well respected by the many children he coached. He impacted their lives in positive ways because he respected all of those children as much as they did him.
Dave also had a passion for music, music, music, music! The soundtrack of life... It was one of our many bonds. A glue that held it all together.
Dave was loved by many. His friends were countless. People really liked him. He was a good man. That may be a simple sentence, but oh so profound. That's a legacy in and of itself.
My children and myself will be lost without him, but in honor of the spirit in which he conducted his own life, we will go on, and try to be as good men and women as he always was. He wouldn't want it any other way. We all love you more than any of these words can say. You will be missed.
Memorial Mass will be held at the Church of the Assumption on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 10:00 am.
Inurnment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.