Patrick Brendan Robert Egan

  • Born: February 11, 1976
  • Died: January 4, 2019
  • Location: Pelham, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patrick's love of his wife was equaled only by his love of their three children.

EGAN -- Patrick Brendan Robert, beloved husband, father, son and brother; trusted colleague; cherished friend; and long-suffering fan of the Chicago Bears, Michigan Wolverines, New York Rangers and New York Mets, died Friday, January 4, 2019, at the age of 42. He passed away surrounded by family and friends at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in his hometown of New York City, following a four-month battle with angiosarcoma.

Born in Manhattan and raised in the City's West Village neighborhood, Patrick attended Trinity School and Stuyvesant High School before graduating from Yale University in 1998 with a double major in history and theater studies and as a proud member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In 2005, he earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he won the prestigious Moot Court competition, dominated a prestigious bowling league and a decidedly less prestigious flag football league, and spent Saturdays watching the Wolverines at the Big House. Most importantly, Michigan is where Patrick met his beloved wife Sarah.

After college and before law school, Patrick worked as an assistant to the producer of the Tony Awards and then as a congressional aide to former United States Senator Barbara Boxer, the first step in a career dedicated to public service.  After law school, Patrick was accepted into the Department of Justice Honors Program, where he worked in DOJ's Criminal Antitrust Division. After two years there, he returned to his hometown to serve for six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where he was most proud of the two years he spent prosecuting child abuse cases.  In 2013, Patrick became an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, ultimately earning an appointment to its Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit, an event he described simply as the "happiest day of my professional life." According to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, "Patrick filled our hallways and courtrooms with wit, laughter, and purpose.  A generous mentor and friend to so many here, he loved the Office with every fiber of his being."

Patrick endeared himself to all who passed through his orbit with his astounding intellect, singular wit, uncanny memory, subtle compassion, remarkable work ethic, and unyielding integrity.  Loyal, humble, and naturally self-deprecating, he earned respect and a legion of friends during each new endeavor. A natural leader, Patrick was the catalyst for separate annual gatherings of both his close group of college and law school friends. His prowess with a clever joke and ability to tell a story are legendary, but it is his affection for, and dedication to, those important to him that will be missed most.

In 2008, Patrick married the love of his life, Sarah. During the ceremony, Patrick vowed to make sure that Sarah knew every day how happy he was that she chose him.  As always, Patrick kept his promise. Patrick's love of his wife was equaled only by his love of their three children, Conor (8), Molly (5), and Cormac (3), who brought as much joy to their dad's life as he brought laughter to theirs.  In 2015, Patrick and Sarah moved their family to Pelham, New York, where they found a warm, loving community that has been a source of great friendship and support during a very difficult time.

Patrick is survived by Sarah, Conor, Molly and Cormac; his parents, Robert and Susan; his stepmother, Bobbi Donin; his sister, Abbe, his nephew and niece, Riley and Michaelagh Nabors; his father- and mother-in-law, James and Phyllis McDonald; and innumerable friends.  A memorial service for Patrick will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.

The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Patrick's primary oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Sandra D'Angelo, and to the countless dedicated nurses and staff at MSKCC who cared for Patrick during the past four months. The family would also like to thank Dr. Michael Caligiuri of City of Hope National Medical Center for his counsel and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in Patrick's honor, please donate to Team Egan at Pelotonia. Pelotonia is a nonprofit co-founded in 2009 by a dear friend of Patrick's that has raised nearly $200 million in the last decade, 100% of which goes to fund cutting-edge cancer research. Donations may be made at (


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our paths crossed a few years ago. Patrick was prosecuting a case involving my son.Although we were on opposite sides in this matter, Patrick treated us with dignity and empathy . We will always remember this about this fine attorney...But, more importantly....just a nice guy!

Posted by anonymous - NY, NY - Acquaintance   February 23, 2019

Patrick was a fantastic human and dedicated to the mission of criminal justice. I worked with Patrick in a professional capacity on international matters. He was engaging, kind, and diligent. The world is safer thanks to his hard work. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Allia K - Washington, DC - Coworker   February 06, 2019

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family . It's in times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father, like that of seeing your dear loved ones again, can bring you comfort and can even soften some of the pain that you are feeling deep in your hearts.-1Thessalonians 4:13,14*

Posted by A friend   February 02, 2019

My hear felt sadness to hear of Patrick's passing. God bless.

Posted by Adrienne Clark - Nashville, TN - Family Friend   January 17, 2019

I met Patrick when he was twelve years old had saw him grow into a teen shining star. His accomplishments in so many fields demonstrate the star is a truly special one, a super nova. To all his family, especially Susan and Robert whom I know, my deepest sympathies. L

Posted by Lorelei borland - Elmsford, NY - Friend   January 13, 2019

I have known Patrick for about five years through work (Patrick the prosecutor and I am an agent). Patrick was so unique, basically an original in a world of imitators.

I was very interested in Patricks college reunions to see big football games. In fact, I was working with Patrick on a Friday once and he said he was in a rush to catch a flight to Tallahassee. I told Patrick that is where I went to college and he said he and his friends were going to the Florida State-Notre Dame game that weekend. Needless to say I was enthused and we emailed back and forth that weekend.

Following, we always spoke about college football and college in general but perhaps not enough because I just learned today, at the funeral, that we are SAE Fraternity brothers, although from different colleges (Patrick from Yale and me, Florida State).

And then I thought about it and Patrick would fit right in at FSU SAE in 1983 as he did at Yale.

Just a great all around person.

The world is a better place for the years you were here Patrick.

You are a True Gentleman.

Phi Alpha

Posted by Howie Stern - Bronx, NY - friend   January 12, 2019

I have known Patrick since he was 13 years old. From the moment I met him I knew he was a special person-kind, smart, funny and thoughtful. I saw him develop into an exceptional and successful adult. My deepest sympathies to Sarah, Connor, Molly and Mac and to Susan and Robert. My heart is broken

Posted by Lynn Wright - New York, NY - Family Friend   January 12, 2019

Preet closed his recent podcast with a glowing tribute to Patrick, so I was compelled to learn more about him. After doing so, I have concluded that Preet's praise of Patrick was not overstated. It is people like Patrick that make this country great. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your heartbreaking loss.

Posted by Don Watson - Clermont, FL   January 12, 2019

Patrick, the world is worse off now that you are not with us, yet watch and guide us from where you are.

Posted by Michael Lujan - Fort Collins, CO - Friend   January 11, 2019

Deeply saddened to hear of Patrick's untimely departure.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Partho Mandal - Cerritos, CA   January 10, 2019

I was made aware of Patrick's passing while listening to Preet's podcast today.
Although I didn't know Patrick. I feel that it's very important that all of his loved ones know that there are many many more good, caring and concerned among us than not.
God Bless

Posted by Doug Foland - Perry, MI - Friend   January 10, 2019

My condolences to the family. I knew Patrick only through his father Bob Egan. Bob would say how proud he was of Patrick and his accomplishment and spoke of him with great love and affection.

Posted by Jay Soloway - New York City, NY - Family Friend   January 09, 2019

From your Yale 1998 family and our SAE Brotherhood...I just want to express the deep sorrow we feel at this time, but the acknowledgement that you are at one with the Universe. Please, I just want your family to know that your Yale siblings truly loved have a been a part of our lives and we will miss you. If you kids need ANYTHING let us know...Eagan and Yale belong together...and you have a few Uncle and Aunts that will get 'er done...

Posted by William Booher - Missouri City, TX - Classmate   January 08, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. He will be sorely missed by friends and professional colleagues, of whom there were many.

Posted by Robert Ray - Red Bank, NJ - Coworker   January 08, 2019

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