Highland, IL – David C. Pagan, an 81-year member of Laborers’ Local 100 in East. St. Louis, Ill., died peacefully in his home in Highland, Ill., on May 23, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.
Brother Pagan, 98, was born Oct. 21, 1920 and received his union card on Feb. 2, 1938.
In his younger years, Brother Pagan spent his summers playing baseball with area leagues and continued playing ball while enlisted in the U.S. Army.
He proudly served our country in World War II in B-Battery of the 78th Division, 309 Field Artillery Battalion. He stayed in touch with his fellow comrades through the years, celebrating reunions.
An avid outdoorsman, Brother Pagan loved fishing and running trout lines and could often be found in the woods hunting mushrooms. He had a passion for gardening and was famous for his canned peppers and hot sauce.
Brother Pagan was a proud member of the Laborers as well as VFW Post 5694 in Highland, Ill.
He is survived by his son. John Pagan, Highland, IL; nephew, Dave (Jeannie) Fenton, Highland, IL; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Pagan (2001); parents, Leroy and Grace Pagan; and sister, Margaret Fenton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.