Regina Waldthausen CHARLOTTE - Regina Waldthausen, 58, of Charlotte, passed away on March 29, 2014, peacefully in her home after a battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 21, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, to Rita Dubbers-Albrecht and the late Carl A. Albrecht. Before her family moved to Bremen, Germany when she was eight years old, Regina attended The Hockaday School in Dallas. The third of four children, she always spoke fondly of her childhood in America. After completing university, she began working for Hapag-Lloyd in Munich. She loved her work, which allowed her to travel around the world. Being open, generous and welcoming to new people and places was one of her greatest strengths, a joy that she passed on to her children. After some time in Munich, she was transferred to New York, N.Y. and then to Atlanta, Georgia. There, she opened a new office for Hapag-Lloyd. After six years in Atlanta, she met her future husband, Kurt G. Waldthausen. They were married in Charlotte, North Carolina. Regina gave herself generously to many non-profit organizations, including the German Saturday School, Charlotte Country Day School International Parents, International House and the German Language and Culture Foundation. She was a foundation stone in building Charlotte into an internationally open city. Regina loved hosting, constantly surrounding herself with loved ones and warmly inviting friends into her home. She treasured daily walks with friends and her book club. She never failed to selflessly give herself to her family. Regina is survived by her husband Kurt G. Waldthausen of Charlotte; her daughters Veronica Marie of London, UK and Anna Victoria of New York, N.Y.; by her mother Rita Dubbers-Albrecht; and her three siblings Yvonne Dubbers-Albrecht, Verena Dubbers-Albrecht Al Weissi and Eduard Dubbers-Albrecht, all of Bremen, Germany. The family will receive friends at Hankins & Whittington on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, between 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. Her final resting place will be in Bremen, Germany. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The German Language & Culture Foundation - www.germanfoundation.com. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC. Please share condolences online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 1, 2014