Joseph Michael Egan, 95, of Palmer Twp., Pa., passed away on June 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on January 22, 1926 in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late F. Joseph and Catherine Moessner Egan.
Joseph was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1943, and was a United States Navy Veteran having served during World War II. Joseph graduated from Penn State University in 1949 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He enjoyed a 36 year career with Ingersoll-Rand in Rock Drill Sales in Scranton, Pa. and Phillipsburg, NJ.
In retirement, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid Penn State fan, loved the ocean and aviation, and enjoyed sports, movies and collecting books.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sheron Williams Egan, of Palmer Twp., Pa., his beloved children; Joseph R. Egan and his wife Christine of Zurich, Switzerland, Kathleen White and her husband Daniel of Schnecksville, Pa., Elizabeth Egan and Acey Lee of Breinigsville, Pa., Barbara Antanavage and her husband Albert of Alburtis, Pa., Thomas Egan and his wife Josette of Freehold, NJ., Michelle Egan and Tyler Purdy of Norristown, Pa., and Robert Egan and his wife Audrey of Newtown, CT. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Nancy Wieland and Joan Meitzler, along with his brother, Michael J. Egan.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 8:30A.M. to 10A.M. at The Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Palmer Twp., Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30A.M. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Ave., Palmer Twp., Pa. Inurnment will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Joseph may be made to the Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 18101, www.allentownrescuemission.org or to the American Red Cross, at redcross.org/donate