Michael Thomas Regan
1947 - 2020
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May 8, 1947 - September 4, 2020 Michael was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Patrick and Marion Regan and moved to Long Beach to attend CSULB where he met his wife. He devoted his 30-year career to LBUSD as a Speech and Language teacher, and later a counselor at Bancroft and DeMille middle schools. He raised money for special education classes (CEC #108) through his 7 Iron Tin Cup golf tournaments. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda, his three children, Danny Regan (Monica), Katie Raley (Alec), and Kari Cho (Toby), his five grandchildren, Malayna, Samantha, Dean, Maddie, and Darcy, and his sister Erin Fadeski and brother Dennis Regan. There will be no formal memorial service at this time, in lieu please consider making a donation to the ALS Association at https://www.als.org/


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Published in Press-Telegram on Sep. 10, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
Always friendly,outgoing, and a familyman. A good neighbor for 41 yrs. Mike will be missed. God bless your family.
Judy&Larry Laskey
Neighbor
September 24, 2020
Mike was a great guy who loved to laugh. He was a man of many talents and loved teaching. He had many friends who will all miss him. He even presided over my wedding almost 40 years ago. RIP Michael.
Russell Brandt
Friend
September 21, 2020
I don’t think there was a nicer person on campus! He made a difference bin so many students lives. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to spend a short time with him.
Trisha Vrba
Student
September 15, 2020
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David Petro
September 13, 2020
I was a fellow SLP with Mike for LBUSD. I will forever remember his warm heart and smiling face. He was our "resident poet" at all of our end of the year gatherings- very talented! Whenever you would run into Mike some place, he would greet you like a long lost friend. He will be greatly missed!
Jeanne Jauck Harvey
Coworker
September 13, 2020
Linda, I’m dismayed that I didn’t call this year as Mike was a real inspiration and help to me. He's been on my mind though. I just learned of his passing this morning. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your children.
David Petro
Friend
September 13, 2020
I had the good fortune to work with Mike for many years as a speech and language specialist for LBUSD. He was the delight of our group and helped to set the tone. He could defuse a touchy situation with a quick quip and we could count on him at luncheons to entertain and delight us. Mike’s kindness, caring and love for family we’re always evident.
My sympathies to Mike’s family and his many friends. He will be so missed!
Jill Jeffery
Coworker
September 11, 2020
His smile and insight will be greatly missed! I’ll always remember the days of climbing the tree and swimming in the pool as a kid, he would always welcome me. Then being able to talk education as I became a teacher and owner of the house next door, he was a great educator and neighbor!
Adam
Neighbor
September 11, 2020
Mike lit up every room he entered and that light will forever be in our hearts.
Annette Crljenica
Family
September 11, 2020
A great guy with a outstanding sense of humor. Went to Marshall High School with him & graduated together in 1965. The world will miss this gentleman. Terry
Terry Hardtke
Friend
September 10, 2020
I'm so sad to hear this! Mike was a wonderful, giving person. I worked with him at Bancroft for many years!! Prayers to his family during this time!!
Lisa Osnower Nakama
Coworker
September 10, 2020
He is already missed by everyone who knew him. A great guy. A fun guy. I am so glad I got to know this expat from Wisconsin. We in Long Beach lucked out.
Tom Brayton
Friend
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