BARRY EGAN, 1946 - 2021
The Lithgow and Port Macquarie communities are in mourning after learning of the passing of beloved resident and friend, Barry Egan.
Barry's family kindly shared information on Barry's life to be published by the Lithgow Mercury.
Barry was born 20th March 1946, and passed away on 29th January 2021 in a Port Macquarie Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
Barry was born at the old Sister Campbells Hospital in Lithgow and lived at Sodwalls before the family moved to Lithgow around the early 50s after the war with his Father John (Jack) Egan deceased, Mother Ana (Daphne) Egan deceased.
Barry is survived by brothers Trevor and Daryl, Children Paula, Kyle, Brett and Darren, step children Debbie, Linda and Michael. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Barry attended Sodwalls School, Cooerwull and Lithgow High and was a member of the Lithgow High Army Cadets. Barry enjoyed playing the drums in his younger days at his grandmother's house in Lithgow and cousin John Rushworth would be on vocals in their jam sessions.
When Barry left high school he worked to become a trainee technician at Radio 2LT and then moved to the On Air side as a DJ and worked with people like Ron Lincoln, Bob Barnsley, Al Oloman, Trevar Langlands, Bob Jolly, Ted Bull and Mike Jeffreys.
Barry left radio to become a car salesman at Genders Motors then D&J Ford, Hassan's Walls Motors - formerly a Holden dealership - and also did bar work at the Golf Club and the Bowling Club.
He enjoyed playing tennis, the occasional game of golf and was coach of the Under 16 Workmen's Club Rugby League Team.
In the early 80's he moved to Ballina where he worked in sales at 2LM Lismore and then in the late 80's he moved back to Lithgow and worked in sales at 2LT, called local Group 21 football and later became Manager of 2LT. He worked for Lithgow Council and at various times over many early and late years was a truck driver.
Barry moved to Port Macquarie in later years and that's where he retired.
He will be missed.