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Burton R. (Bud) Reagan

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Burton R. (Bud) Reagan Obituary

Burton R. Reagan (Bud) went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan Cronin Reagan; his son, Sean R. Reagan; daughter-in-law, Trisha Reagan; and five grandchildren, Michael, Liam, Connor, Adian and Evelyn. Bud was born in Inglewood, California in 1934. He played professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was then drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952-1953. After serving his country, Bud came home and attended Cal State Long Beach where he earned his BA and MA in physical education and was a Cum Laude graduate. At a dance in 1968, he met and married his soulmate, Joan Cronin. They were married on July 18, 1970 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Gates Mills, Ohio, by Bishop Raymond J. Gallagher. They remained happily married until the day of his death in 2012. Mr. Reagan worked as a high school English teacher, football, baseball and soccer coach at Hawthorne High School for over 30 years. He was also an athlete and an avid sports enthusiast. After retirement, Bud enjoyed singing in St. John Fisher choir under Grant Hungerford, writing and acting. He performed with his wife at the Norris, publishing songs like "Happiness Left Yesterday" by Gail Storm and sang and danced in "Fire Down Below" and "Star Trek". Although his family mourns the loss of their beloved father, they are grateful that he will be fully restored on the last day and is now resting in the arms of our Lord Father and Savior Jesus Christ. Visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Rosary following at 7:00 p.m., both at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th St., San Pedro. Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits and share memories
at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.

Published in Daily Breeze from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2012
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