Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Robert E. Degnan passed away September 20, 2013. Born in Lockport on December 14, 1925, he was the son of John and Irene (Spedding) Degnan. Robert served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Wilkes-Barre during WW II, seeing action in major battles, including Okinawa, Iwo Jima and sailing into Tokyo harbor with the US Fleet for the formal surrender of Japan. He worked for Gambino Ford where he was an auto technician for 40 years, retiring in 1987. Robert was a member of the Elks Lodge, Screwball Club, UAW, Lockport Rugby Club and the NRA. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura (World) Degnan and son, Thomas John Degnan.
Robert is survived by his sons, Robert J. (Susan) Degnan of Barker and James H. Degnan of Lockport; grandfather of Tommy (Megan) Degnan of Madison, WI; great-grandfather of Dylan A. Degnan; brother of the late John and Ralph Degnan.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial Mass to be celebrated Thursday, September 26th, at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. Memorial donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.