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Gerald Hegarty - January 04, 2012


Gerald Michael Hegarty, 86, of Eagle passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
Gerald was born in Upland on April 18, 1925, to John and Margaret (Cahill) Hegarty.
He grew up on a farm near Heartwell and graduated from Heartwell High School in 1941.
He farmed for many years and later worked as a bio-medical equipment technician for Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln before retiring.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a founding member and long time president of AFGE Local #2219 at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife, Camilla, of Eagle; sons, John and Michael Hegarty, of Eagle; daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Gary Blankenship, of Kearney; Colleen Anderson, of Lincoln; Barbara Hegarty, of South Bend; Theresa Hegarty, of Lincoln; Carolyn Hegarty, of Eagle; Laura and John Douglas, of Lincoln; Bonnie Suarez, of Lincoln; brother, Tom Hegarty, of Kearney; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Rosary was Jan. 9 at the funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell.
Burial was at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Heartwell.
Memorials may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at wadlowrozanek.com.
Arrangements by Wadlow Rozanek Funeral and Cremation Services in Lincoln.