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Edward Joseph Regan

November 23, 1922 — July 2, 2017

REGAN, Edward Age 94, passed away at 10 Wilmington Place, formerly of Oakwood, on July 2, after a long and fulfilling life as a loving husband, father of four, and grandfather of seven. Born in 1922 to Edward, Sr., and Grace Regan, Ed grew up on the east side of Dayton and attended St. Anthony Grade School. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1940, where he developed a love for social studies and athletics. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he entered the Marines and served his country bravely as a corporal in the Pacific region until the end of World War II on the USS Vicksburg. Ed decided upon education as a career path after the military and graduated from Bowling Green State University with his bachelors degree in 1950. He taught social studies at his high school alma mater for the next few years and coached football with Mr. Fuzzy Faust before being offered a head coaching position at Holy Name High School in Cleveland, where he coached and taught for two years. He returned to Chaminade in 1956 and was a very successful head football coach there until 1963. He taught social studies before becoming Dean of Students and eventually principal from 1970-73 during the last years that Chaminade was an all-boys school. During the mid-1960s Ed received his masters degree in educational administration from Xavier University. From 1973-87, he served the Huber Heights school system as an assistant principal, head principal, and head of secondary education for the district. He ended his teaching career where he started it, at Chaminade Julienne, from 1987-93, and he also helped coach youth football during those years. During his 44 years of teaching, coaching, and administration, Ed was well known as a steady, trustworthy, knowledgeable, faithful and humble man with a sense of humor who inspired teenagers as well as his fellow teachers, coaches and administrators to do and be their best. He is a member of the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Ed is survived by his loving wife Dot Minneman Regan (Julienne grad of 1944) after 64 years of marriage, and their four children: Peg Regan, married to Jim Brooks, with daughters Colleen and Carmen; Kathleen Zehenny, married to Joe, with daughter Cassie; Molly Barber, married to Jim, with son Andrew and daughter Lindsay; and Tim, married to Holly, with son Colin and daughter Grace. Ed is preceded in death by his parents Edward, Sr., and Grace; his older sister Virginia and her husband Jack; and his younger brother Bill, who is survived by his wife Mary. Eds family will receive friends at Routsong Funeral Home 2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, OH 45429 on Wednesday, July 5, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church, 1322 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409 on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Chaminade Julienne High School, 505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402.

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2100 E. Stroop Rd.
Kettering, OH
US 45429

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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