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Edward Bernard Eagan Jr. August 16, 1946 - September 8, 2021

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Edward B. Eagan, 75, died September 8, 2021, with his family by his side in Mesa, Arizona.  Ed was born on August 16, 1946 in Frostburg, Maryland to the late Edward and Hilda (Smith) Eagan.  Ed married Betty Endress on March 18, 1978 and they raised their children in Freeport, Illinois.

 

He graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg, Maryland in 1965.  Ed served in the US Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and was stationed at Vandenberg AFB, California.  He retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Co. in Freeport, IL in 2007 after 30 years of service.

 

After retirement Ed and Betty moved to Mesa, Arizona in March of 2018 where he lived the rest of his life to the fullest.  He joined the softball team, played pickle ball daily, enjoyed golfing and bowling with his friends.

 

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Betty Eagan, their children; Kerri (Eric) Kastle, Jennifer (Lloyd) Noyes, Chad (Alyson) Eagan, Amy (TJ) Reid, his siblings; William (Cathy) Eagan, Margaret Lloyd, Patricia (Steve) Wilhelm and James Eagan, sister-in-laws; Barbara Moss Bazala, Nancy (Jim) Marsh, Bonnie Endress, brother-in-law; Kenneth Endress, 10 grandchildren (Kandice, Nicole, Morgan, Bailey, Skyler, Emma, Emilee, Peyton, Kyli, and Chase), 6 great grandchildren and one on the way.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Hilda Eagan, brother; John Eagan, sister; Linda Eagan, and numerous other family members.

 

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    Lance Leverton says

    Betty and the rest of family

    Your in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Let me know if you need anything

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    Beverly McKenzie says

    Deepest Sympathy to Ed’s entire family. May he rest in peace

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    Dennis Peterson says

    I will miss you my friend. That little look in your eyes when I got a PB passed you and you’d say,, I know thats his shot. Then Id turn around and do it again. Ill miss our one on one talks at the courts. I am forever thankful for Pickleball that brought us together and our friendship was born.. Just know that your sweet Betty will be taken care of.

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    Dennis Peterson says

    I will miss you my friend. I will miss hearing you say, You’d miss my return in PB, then say, I know thats his shot, and then Id do it again. Ill miss our one on one talks. I always enjoyed them. I’m forever thankful for Pickleball for bringing us together. A friendship was born. Just know that your Betty (LOU) will be taken care of.

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    Jo Carrithers says

    Betty,
    I’m so sorry that Ed did not make it through this terrible illness that has taken so many from us.

    His cheerfulness will be missed at the pickleball courts.

    I don’t feel comfortable gathering at a memorial service at this time, but know that I will be thinking about you.

    Let me know if there’s any way I can help.

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    Kate Kelly says

    We’ll miss our pickleball games but not that wicked spin you put on the ball. We’ll remember your great smile and sense of humor. Our condolences to the family – we’ll all miss you, Ed.

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    Kathy Gambsky says

    I will miss that very mischievous smile, your wit and friendly nature, Ed. I remember when you and Betty started playing pickleball and how determined you were learn this sport. Pickleball has brought so many of us together as friends and I am certainly glad you and Betty joined our family. My memory of you will remain always with that smile. It was an pleasure to have known a treasure like you. Rest in Peace, Ed.

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    Agnes Urbas- Llewellyn says

    My condolences to his family. Remember him from O’Mara ave when we played on the street. The Eagan’s lived across the street from my grandparents,.the Devlin’s.
    Midland kids are the best. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Bob Cline says

    RIP old neighbor and friend, may the peace and love that surpasses all understanding surround your family at this time.

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    Jo Carrithers says

    Betty,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. His cheerfulness will be missed at the pickleball courts.
    I won’t be able to come to the memorial service, but know that I will be thinking about you. Let me know if there’s any way I can help.

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    Robin Campbell says

    Ed, we are all going to miss you. Our love and heartfelt prayers to Betty, Bonnie and the entire family.

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    Wendy Blair says

    Betty, I am so very sorry. Please give the kids my love and know that I am thinking about you.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to a youth sport of your choice or to Sunshine Acres.