Richard Eldon Eggan
May 3, 1937 - December 23, 2020
On Tuesday, December 23, 2020, Richard Eggan, loving husband, father of two children, passed away at the age of 83.
Richard was born on May 3, 1937 in Fargo, North Dakota to George Arthur and Charlotte Eggan. He received his BS Degree in Architectural Engineering at North Dakota State University in Fargo in 1959. Richard married Meredith Vay Moordale on May 30, 1959. He served in ROTC in college, commissioned as an office for active duty in the United States Army and then served in the Army Reserves for 7 years. Richard and Meredith raised a daughter, Dawn and a son, Benjamin in La Mirada, CA.
His 40-year career in Aerospace Engineering in Southern California with McDonnel-Douglas, and with the last 28 years working at Arrowhead Products in Los Alamitos, CA allowed him to work on many special NASA and space projects such as designing the window and water system for Sky Lab and designing the fuel line that carries the propellent that thrusts the Shuttle into space for NASA.
Richard was a good-natured man and always a good sport. His passion was sports, watching and playing, baseball and basketball were his favorites. He played baseball for the American Legion in Fargo and then played basketball with city leagues. Richard also enjoyed traveling by car through the southwestern parts of the US. He studied the location, planned the route and he would find the most interesting places to see. Once he retired, he participated in the Rotary International and Historical Preservation Advisory Council in La Mirada. Richard was a member of the La Mirada Methodist Church for 60 years. He was a responsible, kind, and loving husband and father. He knew Christ was his savor.
Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother, his sister-in-law Susan Eggan and son-in-law David Buboltz. His is survived by his loving wife Meredith, his two children, Dawn and Ben, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.