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In Memory of
John C. Egan
January 21, 1943 - February 20, 2021

John was born on January 21st, 1943 in Washington Vivian and Ralph Egan. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, served two years in the Peace Corp in Nigeria, and then graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University, in New York City. He was a family therapist at the Harding Hospital in Worthington, Ohio for many years and more recently in a private practice in East Columbus and Bexley, Ohio. He is survived by brother, Ralph (Pat) Egan Pat; daughter, Sarah (Dave) Hoffer; and sons, Ethan, Evan and Owen, son, Matthew Egan and children, Johanna, Sarah, and Jacob. His wife, Jean, survives along with children, James (Mary Pat) Jones and children, Allison (Adam) Clark-Estes, Madeline and Bridget Jones, John Jones and children, Kyle (Kristin) Nicole and Brandon Jones, Julieann Jones and children, Conner (Jacque) Turk, and Carly (Bobby) Spiers and Jennifer Zidar and children, Colin, Maura, and Julia Zidar and Nicholas Stanos; his brother and sister-in-law, Joanne and Robert Smith and son, Adam, and brother and sister-in-law, Joan and Robert Malackowski and sons, Bob Lynn, deceased, Michael , and Patrick (Carol ) survive. He was a loving and devoted "Papa" to his eighteen grandchildren and so proud of all of them. He was thrilled to be awaiting the birth of his first great-grand child this summer. Until his failing health, following cancer surgery in 2018, he rarely missed a birthday, celebration, baptism, first communion, confirmation, school play, high school musical, church or school choir performance. voice and dance recitals, graduations and must be hundreds of athletic events, rain or shine, cold or heat., ranging from tee ball to college level sports, and more recently the thrill of weddings , again in rain or shine. John loved walking the beach at Edisto Island, South Carolina, searching for sharks teeth and the nearly thirty years of summer vacations at Mittawanga beach on Lake Erie. He would ride his bike for miles on the country roads and then join his grandkids in the lake. John lost his battle with Covid, on February 20, 2021 and will be missed by all. Per his wishes, there will be no service and we will celebrate his life when it is safe to do so. Those who wish, may contribute to the Faith Mission in Columbus Ohio, St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis Tenn. or charity of your choice.



Feb 23, 2021

This is going to be odd, but I was looking at a friend's obituary at Moreland, when Mr. Egan's caught my eye. I grew up with a John Egan...though mine was born in the '70's. However, we have some similarities and I was drawn to read his obituary. Mr. Egan sounds so wonderful, and I thought that if some stranger read about my loved one and was touched by their life, just through their obituary, I would want to know. Therefore, I decided to email you. My family has always vacationed together at Lake Erie, and spent several of those years at Mittiwanga. My sister lives in Yellow springs and my nephew went to Antioch. Family is incredibly important to my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews and myself. I am social worker, though just a regular licensed one with a bachelors', but the poor and homeless are where my heart is. With some of the donations going to Faith Mission, I'm thinking they were where his heart was as well. I will be making a donation to Faith Mission in his memory. I'm so sorry for your loss, he sounds like a delightful man and, I'm sure you know, he must have touched many many lives. God bless you all! Lisa


Fran Russell

Feb 26, 2021

Jean, I have so many warm memories of you and John and the years we worked together. Please know I'm thinking of you during this sad time, Love, Fran


Roger & Jeanne Winger

Mar 7, 2021

We send condolences to Jean and the family that John loved so. He was a kind, caring man who enjoyed people and especially the adult children and grand-children. He and Jean were very involved with the lives of the children and grandchildren, attending all events for them and very proud of them. You'll be missed, John.


Jennie Long

Mar 11, 2021

I was so sorry to learn John had passed. John was my counselor off and on for the last 18 years. He helped me through some really tough situations. His perspective and thoughtfulness is much appreciated. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Gretchen Luidens Myers

Mar 28, 2021