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“Our Dad, Ed's brother Bill, often spoke of our Uncle Ed's achievements in Life to us Regan children. On the Field, off the Field, Classroom, Home,...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Regan Jr.

“Rest in peace uncle Ed. You were such an inspiration to us all. Our condolences to aunt Dot, Peg, Kathleen ,Molly,and Tim. He truly was one of the...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Regan

“I am sorry to have missed the services for this truly amazing individual. He was a great role model and very highly respected. I loved his sense of...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Les Steinlage - Englewood, OH

“Sincere regrets to hear of the loss of a truly great man. He commanded respect simply by walking in the room. I was petrified with fear on my first...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Ed Regan personified Chaminade High School. He was tough, a disciplinarian, he had that deep 'Mr. Regan' voice. Most of all he was a giant of a man...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“I hold the fondest memories of Coach Regan. He was a marvelous teacher and leader. I appreciate how his wry and sparingly applied wit could help us...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Anzek

“The Greeks never had obituaries. To them, your importance was measured by truthfully answering one question: Did he or she live with Passion? I think...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Philip Dabney Class of '67 - VA

“Condolences to the Regan family on the loss of a truly great man. Ed was the principal when I began teaching at CHS in January 1968 and his on-going...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Stricker

“I remember "Mr. Regan" when I delivered his morning paper, "Coach" as a player and young man and "Ed" as a friend in later years. He was a positive...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Kavanaugh

“Mr. Regan -- You helped shape many young students at CJHS. You will be missed. Michael Dabney, Class of '69. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Dabney - San Diego, CA

“Mr. Regan was always strict and fair administrator during my time at CHS. Will miss that smile. David J Blake-70 ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the extreme pleasure of being in Ed's 4D homeroom in 1958 as well as his Civics class. I think I speak for all of us that he was, in addition...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Pfeiffer

“A very good man who has help shape many lives. I was fortunate to have Ed as my teacher for POD (Problems of Democracy ) at Chaminade. Now he no...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Ludwig

“Coach Regan was the best both on the field and in the class room,I will remember him always,rest in peace "coach". ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Mahle

“Mr. Regan was an inspiration to a number of young men who attended Chaminade. The most endearing memory is that he could say "gentlemen" to a group...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Cochran - Centerville, OH

“R.I.P. Coach Regan. I can't begin to thank you for all the confidence you instilled in me while playing football at CHS. You are a great role model...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: George Belme

“I am one of many alumni who Mr. Regan touched during his tenure as Dean of Students. He did emulate CHARACTER above all in all facets of life as the...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Philip Dabney - Norfolk, VA

“Ed Regan cut me from the football team every year for four years, and I still loved him. If that in itself does not underscore his strength of...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: John T. Hagan

“My children, all C-J grads, remember Ed Regan fondly. He was a true gentleman and inspiring leader. Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Regan, Peg and all...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Mercuri Fischbach

“A true servant of God. I appreciate the discipline instilled in me as a student of Chaminade. Mr. Regan was very stern but a very fair when dealing...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: tim finke

“Ed Regan will be remembered as a positive role model and leader to all who were fortunate to know him as a teacher, coach, co-worker, and friend. My...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Siewe

“Dot--My condolences to you and your family. Ed was a good man and I have many great memories from so many different parts of our lives. I enjoyed...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Monroe


23 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Freiberger - Alamogordo, NM


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 bachelor’s 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 master’s 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. Ed’s 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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