William J. Egan, 76, of Port Orange died Tuesday, December 15, 2009 with his wife by his side. Mr. Egan resided in Port Orange having moved here from Manchester, NH. Mr. Egan was born in New York City on March 6, 1933. He was the son of the late Thomas and Charlotte Howe Egan.
Mr. Egan retired in 1990 from the Manchester, NH Police Department after 30 years of service. He was a United States Navy Veteran who had served during the Korean War. He then became a Life member of the American Legion Post #79 in Manchester. His commitment to veterans took him to the position of State Commander of the New Hampshire American Legion in 1991 and 1992. Mr. Egan was also a member of the VFW#8214 in Manchester, the Eagles FOE, and many other organizations. After moving to Florida, he remained active in the American Legion, VFW, and Eagles. He also joined the American Veterans Org. (AMVETS) Post #911 where he had served in the official title of “Good Will Ambassador” for several years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sandra Hurley Egan. He is also survived by four sons, Shawn and wife, Lisa of Litchfield, NH, Brian and wife, Sandra of Candia, NH, and Keith and Glenn both of Manchester. He had three granddaughters, one grandson and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three sisters, Helen Joseph of NH, Ruth Reno and Joan Palmer both of FL. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Robert, and one sister, Rita all of New Hampshire. Mr. Egan was a devoted Yankee baseball fan who seldom missed watching his team play. He also enjoyed singing and dancing. Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, 3800 Woodbrair Trial, Port Orange, FL 32128 1:00PM, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the AM VETS, 5624 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127