Timothy J. Egan, 59

Dec. 30, 1958 - April 21, 2018
Timothy J. Egan, Dec. 30, 1958 - April 21, 2018

Timothy James Egan of Merritt, N.C., died on April 21 at the Vidant Cancer Center in Greenville, N.C. He was 59 and had been ill for 18 months.

Mr. Egan was an athlete who excelled at arm wrestling, a bayman, and an outdoorsman who loved being on the water. He grew up in East Hampton and graduated from East Hampton High School with the class of 1977. Before moving to North Carolina in 2008, he and a friend owned Outlaw Guide Service in East Hampton, which ran guided sea duck and Canada goose hunts throughout the East End. He brought friends to East Hampton and guided them on hunts after moving south.

His family said that he had a deep passion for rugby and softball and that, in addition to being a nationally ranked arm wrestler, he came in fourth at the World Armwrestling Federation Championship in Geneva in 1992.

He was born at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 30, 1958, one of three children of the former Katherine McAree and Henry Eagan, who died before him. His mother, who survives, lives in Lantana, Fla.

Mr. Egan had a son, Timothy Michael, with his first wife, Stephanie Daigle of Montauk, who survives. He was later married to KayLyn Jordan, with whom he had three children. They moved with their children to North Carolina before divorcing. Mr. Egan is survived by his third wife, Michelle Schafer Egan, and his four children, Timothy Michael Eggan of East Hampton, Tyler John Egan of Reelsboro, N.C., and Jordan Frederick Egan and Katlyn Bonnie Egan, both of Grantsboro, N.C., and by two stepdaughters. He also is survived by an uncle, James Mc­Aree of Buffalo Junction, Va., an aunt, Gale McAree Smith of Farmington, a brother, Donald Egan of East Hampton, a sister, Katherine Egan of Lantana, and three nephews, one niece, and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on June 23 at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church's cemetery in East Hampton, at a time to be announced, followed by burial at the church cemetery. At 2 p.m. on June 23, a celebration of Mr. Egan’s life will take place at Groundworks, 530 Montauk Highway in East Hampton.
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Correction: An earlier version of this obituary indicated that there would be a funeral Mass for Mr. Egan. No funeral is planned, but there will be a service at the Most Holy Trinity cemetery. The family also neglected to include his first wife, Stephanie Daigle of Montauk, among his survivors.