McKeegan, Jr., Edward Joseph, 77, a 3 year resident of Redondo Beach and former resident of New York passed away on August 6, 2002 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. Edward was born in Astoria, New York and served in the Army during World War II. Before retiring, he was a professor of biology at Niagara University for 42 years. Edward is survived by daughters, Mary F. Rogers of Fort Collins, CO and Theresa A. Goldstein of Phoenix, AZ; sons, Edward J. McKeegan, III of Manhattan Beach, Robert G. McKeegan of Redondo Beach, and Peter J. McKeegan of Redondo Beach; sisters, Joan Owen and Dorothy Frawley, both of New York; and 6 granddaughters, Tiffany, Brianna, Hannah, Jessica, Amanda, and Macy. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Marie Duignan. A visitation will be held Friday, August 9, 2002 from 4-8 pm with Vigil Service at 7 pm at White & Day Mortuary, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 10 am at American Martyrs Church, 624 - 15th St., Manhattan Beach with burial following at Pacific Crest Cemetery.

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  1. It was my pleasure to have met Edward albeit in the latter part of his life. He was one of the most delightful human beings I have ever known. He was always full of enthusiasm and had a child-like excitement for life. I will miss him.

  2. Uncle Ed, You have blessed all our lives with your kind heart. We will miss you terribly. I wish I could come to LA and say just one more “Good-night Uncle Ed…I love you!” I know you, my Mom and Nana are probably having a ball up there. I hope the “Good Lord” can help your beloved Buffalo Bills now that you are at his side. I will fondly cherish every memory of you. I love you, Kathy

  3. We will never forget all the wonderful days we spent together during his Christmas and summer visits. It was always a pleasure to have Uncle Ed stay at our home. He was the last one to bed and the last one to get up in the morning. If Diana or Patrick left some cereal in a bowl, Uncle Ed finished it. The kids loved not having to eat leftovers…that was always Uncle Ed\’s favorite meal. We had so many laughs when Uncle Ed and Uncle Jack returned from a their “lunch” at a favorite pub. He was also the life of the party on Ava Drive (and we have many pictures to prove it). I am so honored that my kids have such wonderful memories of a man they respected, admired and loved. I wish you could have seen how Patrick and Uncle Ed would sit for hours and talk baseball or how he would listen when Uncle Ed gave advice during a game. He definitely encouraged Patrick\’s love of the game and I\’m sure Uncle Ed will be one of the Angels in the outfield. Thanks for the memories, Uncle Ed. We love you.

  4. Dear McKeegans, I was so sad to hear about Uncle Ed. My thoughts are with you all. Uncle Ed was a very special person. My son giggles every time he hears a cat meow and it makes me think of Uncle Ed. Every time we got together at my grandma Duignan\’s house and he was over we would beg him to make the meow noise. If he only knew the joy it brought us to be around him. He will be sorely missed by all. I am happy to know that he is with my grandmother watching over us all. Love, Christine,Scott and Jake Sprouse

  5. Uncle Ed was a masterpiece. He always made me laugh. It must have been that one of a kind laugh of his. I hope he\’s up there with Marie playing cards. I will miss him dearly.

  6. Edward had the best laugh of any I\’ve heard in this lifetime and the most incredible sparkle in his eyes. I loved visiting ( and laughing ) with him – it was contagious. I\’ll also never forget seeing the human fetus in the jar in his lab at Niagara University. He was so proud of his wonderful and interesting collections! To all the Mckeegan family, I offer my very sincere condolences. Edward will be truly missed by many.

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