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  • A Celebration of Life in Honor of John Eagleson

    Sep 25, 2021, 12:00 PM US/Eastern

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Rebecca Eagleson

John Eagleson

July 19, 1941 - May 14, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of John Eagleson. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
On May 14, 2020, at the age of 78, we lost a truly great man, John Eagleson. John was born in Philadelphia, the first child of Jack and Mary Rose Eagleson.  He grew up in Oreland, PA, with his five sisters and one brother. In his early life, John took a keen interest in work, selling vegetables door-to-door as a boy and later, as an adolescent, helping his father build a family summer home on Lake Wallenpaupack. Upon graduating from...  see more
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  • Rebecca Eagleson
    Memories from Johnny's long-time friend, Paul Bélanger:

    Thank you for inviting me to share some of my experience of Johnny as
    World Traveler. I promise that I won’t exagerate. It’ll be the truth, the whole truth and hopefully nothing but the truth....  more
  • Robin Mayfield
    Becca,
    We have enjoyed getting to know both Mary and Johnny each time we got together for a special event such as the celebration of getting your Master's Degree and especially your wonderful wedding to our son Nick. What a memorable wedding and...  more
  • Jessica McKee
  • Pamela Johnson
    The first day I met John in my office in Minneapolis we were about to become partners with two other people in creating a new publishing house, Meyer-Stone Books. To me John was a rock star because my spiritual life and theological understandings had...  more
    • Pamela Johnson
      Rebecca Eagleson Oh Pamela! Your memorial to my Dad was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. My Mom has been trying to get in touch with you. If you could, would you please email me at reagleson@gmail.com so I can forward your contact information to her. With...  more
      • August 14, 2020
  • Rebecca Eagleson
  • Job Eagleson
    Farewell, Uncle Johnny. It was nice to have to known you.
  • Rebecca Eagleson
    Remembrance by Johnny's neighbor, Cathy Costello:
    Over the course of the almost 45 years that I knew him, John demonstrated numerous virtues in a variety of roles. As a friend, he was the first we made in Yorktown. Marty and I were outside doing some job...  more
  • Roger Gary 1
    Fond Memories of Johnny Eagleson. Roger Gary

    I was fortunate to get to know John and his family quite well. The Eagleson home on Oreland Mill rd. was always a fun place to hang out at. On one occasion they invited me to go to Willow Grove Park with...  more
  • Rebecca Eagleson
    Remembrance from Johnny's neighbor, Marty Costello:
    Johnny’s suffering is now over and he is at peace. It has been a terrible ordeal for him for Mary and all the family. Cathy and I also feel his loss keenly. He was the first neighbor we met here in...  more
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  • Jeff Brown
    Johnny and I have been friends since preschool. We lived within 3 blocks of each other in Oreland, PA. Collecting newspapers that were recycled was a job we did together. Both of us were active in Boy Scouts, became Eagle Scouts and traveled to the huge...  more
  • Hank and Karen Schlau
    A number of years ago I met a couple of Benedictine monks. Somehow Orbis came up. They both then told me how much they’d admired Johnny’s translation and promotion of some of the seminal works of liberation theology, and his foresight and courage in...  more
  • Anina Imhof
    Unfortunately I never had an opportunity to know John very well, but it was obvious he was absolutely adored and respected by all. What I didn’t know was what an interesting life he led! Beautiful obituary. I’m grateful to be able to join his...  more
  • Elizabeth Sipos
    My father Frank, always called him a saint.
    A kind, gentle loving man who was all welcoming,
    A father who worked all day and night to provide for the family he loved.
    A man of conviction and thought who truly walked the walk.
    He was animated by the...  more
  • Rebecca Eagleson
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