Kathleen Egan

Kathleen Marie (Hayes) Egan, of Scranton, PA formerly of Mendham, NJ passed away Tuesday, December 21 with her devoted, beloved husband of 66 years, Jack, by her side.

She was born in Washington, NJ on May 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Hayes and was raised in Newark and Belleville. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Newark before working as Executive Assistant to the VP at Bell Telephone, Newark.

Kathy and Jack moved to Mendham in 1963 where they were members of St. Joseph’s Church and School. Kathy not only volunteered for the church and school, but also the Mendham Women’s Club and the Mendham Public Library. After moving to Scranton, she volunteered at Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community at Marywood University.

Surviving are husband John F. (Jack) Egan, children John and wife Jayne of Denver, Colorado; Paul and wife Mary Ann of Johnson City, New York; Anne of Macungie, PA; Eileen Cosgrove and husband John of Scranton, PA; James of Hopatcong; and Michael E of Scranton PA;  grandchildren Sarah Egan Turner and husband Daniel, Bryan Egan and wife Krissy, Bridget Cosgrove, Molly Cosgrove, Erin Cosgrove, Ryan Egan, Jim Egan and partner Arielle Quatorze and Isabella Egan; and great grandchildren Kyle Turner, Abby Turner, Austin Egan and Jaxson Egan.

She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Whelan.

Due to the current health crisis, the family respectfully asks that all in attendance please wear masks.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11am in St. Clare’s Church 2251 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA by Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn.

Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, PA

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community at Marywood University.

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Bonnie and Mike Sissenstein

    We are so sorry for your loss. May loving memories comfort you.

  2. Joanne (Johnson) Brennan

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Betsy Feyder Sipple

    So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of playing at your house in Mendham.

  4. Dearest Uncle Jack, my Egan Cousins and their extended family – I am deeply saddened to learn of our beloved Aunt Kathy’s passing. I am Bill Egan’s youngest daughter. I have been searching for the last two years hoping to find my Egan family…and here are some of you. I feel deeply grateful for having Aunt Kathy in my life…on those Sunday dinners here and there, visiting with Uncle Pete and Aunt Helen and their crew. Aunt Kathy, you were a beautiful, kind, empathetic, deeply loving, and peaceful woman. You have been a gift to the family. Uncle Jack, I hope you have your children around you, and likely, grandchildren and perhaps, great grandchildren, too, offering you love, hugs, and joy. I miss you all so very much. I can only hope and wish that someone in the family receives my condolences and wish…to hear from you…soon. I love you all. Godspeed, Aunt Kathy.

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