Robert Egan, longtime school psychologist, mourned

DOWNEY – Robert Egan, PhD, died Monday, Jan. 8, at Kaiser hospital in Anaheim following a brief illness.

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He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Edna Frances Egan, his daughter, Janet, his sons, David and Patrick, daughter, Elizabeth, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Born and raised in Indiana, the son of William and Grace Egan, he moved to Downey in 1960.
At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Marines and served during World War II, and re-enlisted to serve in the Korean War. His bravery was honored with a commemorative statue in his home state of Indiana.

After serving in the Marines, Robert continued his education earning a B.A., M.A., and PhD in Psychology. He served as District Psychologist for the El Monte School District for over 40 years.
Funeral services were held at White’s Funeral Home in Bellflower on Jan. 11. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday at Rose Hills.