The obituary of Raymond Martin Eagan Jr., which appeared Jan. 10, spelled his last name incorrectly. (Published 1/11/03)

Raymond Martin Egan Jr.

Budget Officer

Raymond Martin Egan Jr., 75, who retired in 1979 as the budget officer at the Defense Communications Agency after 34 years of federal service, died of a heart ailment Dec. 24 at his home in Annapolis.

Mr. Egan was a fourth-generation Washingtonian and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He served in the Coast Guard from 1945 to 1948.

In this period, he attended weather forecasting school and served in Puerto Rico.

After the Coast Guard, he attended Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service at night and worked at the U.S. Weather Bureau during the day. He graduated in 1952, then worked for various federal agencies, including the Naval Research Laboratory and other defense agencies. He received a master's degree in business and public administration from Syracuse University.

He was a coach, treasurer and president of the New Carrollton Boys and Girls Club.

In retirement he had a second home in Naples, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ethel "Sissy" Newheiser Egan of Annapolis and Naples; six children, Raymond M. Egan III of Sunderland, Timothy M. and Mark K. Egan, both of Mechanicsville, Mary Ellen Gillenwater of Ellicott City, Kathryn M. Landon of Dunkirk and Christine M. Hendrick of Great Falls; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.