Michael James Egan left an immeasurable mark on those he met. From early education at St. James Cathedral School and Howard Middle School to Edgewater High School where his varied interests in music and languages flourished further. Michael touched lives far beyond Central Florida with his infectious smile, engaging in many extracurricular activities that furthered his learning journey.
Michael’s educational path began at Valencia State College and the University of Florida, where he found great joy in learning. Not content to rest on his laurels, Michael recently enrolled at University of Central Florida to explore mathematics – not simply as equations but for all its mysteries and beauty as well.
A Linguistic Maestro
Michael was an incredible linguistic master. A self-taught polyglot, his French was particularly beloved. Being fluent in several languages not only showed off his intelligence but also demonstrated his profound respect and curiosity about different cultures.
Michael found great comfort and expression through music; it was his means of self-expression. A self-taught musician himself, Michael found comfort and expression through melodies he composed and shared – it became part of his identity, echoing with life’s rhythms.
Passion for Games
Passion for Games Michael was known to demonstrate his intellectual prowess through his enjoyment of chess and poker. Not content to simply play the games, Michael utilized strategic planning techniques that set him apart, both during playbacks as well as real life. Many were in awe of his skill at the poker table as he enjoyed it not just for thrills but for sheer passion of playbacks.
Love for the Outdoors
Michael loved exploring nature through bike riding. It provided him with freedom and peace while connecting to nature while simultaneously fulfilling his adventurous spirit by seeking new paths and experiences.
Michael saw mathematics and philosophy not simply as subjects to be learned but as ways of grasping life itself. His fascination with theoretical mathematics and philosophical thought revealed his desire to understand its innermost truths.
Of his many passions, Michael held a deep love of golf as an exceptional hobby. More than just an enjoyable way to pass time on the greens and skylines of Hawaii’s west side, golf offered Michael an escape into a metaphor for life he could relate to and take part in.
Michael had an extraordinary way of seeing the world. His observations weren’t intended as criticism, but rather to understand humanity better; his acceptance and generosity towards people was rare yet genuine; he saw all its shades with open arms.
The Heart of Humor
Michael was widely respected for his quick wit and sense of humor, always finding laughter even in mundane situations. His positive outlook made every interaction with him memorable and joyful.
A Humble Soul
Michael was well known for his humility. Never seeking the spotlight himself, yet always present, his presence was always felt in family and friendship circles alike, making every interaction truly enriching.
A Family Man
Michael Egan will always remain in our hearts; they carry him with them. Linda and Joseph Egan; his sisters Nancy Elizabeth Egan and Mary Margaret Egan; brothers-in-law Mario Rene Orantes and Pablo Jose Cruz; nephews Seamus and Aidan; as well as numerous cousins, uncles, aunts and friends carry a piece of him within themselves.
On Monday, February 9, a visitation service will be held to honor Michael’s life at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home and share memories and celebrate a life touched by many. On Tuesday morning at St. James Cathedral a funeral Mass will take place as an appropriate tribute.
Michael Egan may have left us, but his legacy lives on in our memories and hearts. He will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery with love, laughter and wisdom as his legacy. Michael’s life was an embodiment of living fully while leaving an indelible mark upon this world.