Reginald Glennis Mitchiner
Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home
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Roanoke, VA
Reginald Glennis Mitchiner

June 7, 1944 - September 5, 2021

Reginald Glennis Mitchiner was born on June 7, 1944, in Durham, North Carolina, to Reginald Vincent Mitchiner and Margaret Louise Davis. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Linwood, Durban, and Charles.

After attending Hillside High, he continued his schooling earning a bachelor's degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technology (NC A&T), a Master's degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

In his life, Reginald achieved many notable accomplishments. Perhaps those most dear to him were achieving his Eagle Scout Badge as part of Explorer Post 129, and the highest civilian award bestowed by the state, the North Carolina State award for his contributions to science in 1977.

Reginald shared his love of knowledge working primarily as a college engineering professor both at NC A&T and at Virginia Tech.

During his two plus decades at VT, Reginald taught over 7,000 students and led the first team of students to execute a design project that resulted in a U.S. patient through the auspices of the VT Intellectual Properties. Away from VT, he consulted the United States Navy serving on the mechanical engineering review panel for the Office of Naval Research and serving on the review panel for the Department of Defense. At VT, he mentored over 40 master's students and two doctoral students.

After helping to establish the Computer Aided Engineering Design Program, he secured multi-year National Science Foundation funding to continue the program and served as director for many years.

He also served on the College of Engineering committee that established the Personal Computer Initiative.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 12 noon on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Williams Family Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Alstonville Road, Apex, North Carolina.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Sep. 12, 2021.
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Alstonville Road, Apex, NC
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Reggie was a wonderful man who brightened the hallways of Randolph Hall. My sincere condolences.
Cathy Hill
Cathy Hill
September 20, 2021
To Rosemary and Family; I am so sorry for the loss of your Love One. Your beautiful memories of your sweet, fun times together will help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marva Hutton
September 13, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss, Rosemary. Prayers that you find peace in memories
Mindy Lewis
September 13, 2021
James Mitchell
September 12, 2021
Reggie was one of my favorite patients!!!! So sorry to hear of his passing. My regards to all the family
Dr DanThompson
September 11, 2021
My deepest condolences in the passing of Dr. Mitchiner. He was an outstanding engineering professor. He not only taught, but developed, young men and women engineers.
Paul Hardy
September 10, 2021
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Reggie Mitchiner. He was a wonderful man, very kind and caring to other people. I am glad I got to know and talk with him many times. May he Rest In Peace. Herb Chappelle
Herbert Chappelle
September 10, 2021
I loved Reg as the brother i never had. His intellect and his enthusiasm were beneficial to his students and his fellow faculty members. He should be remembered as a Christian man who loved his family and his friends.
Bob Leonard
September 9, 2021
We the members of the Lucy Addison Class of 1969 offer our prayers of comfort to this family in the difficult days ahead. We share a link with this family for his brother-in-law, Gerald Lockhart is our classmate. The sands of time have expired on this side of the River Jordan but thanks to God that on the other side we will be together forever. Until then.......

"Bulldogs Together Forever"
Lucy Addison Class of 1969
September 9, 2021
To Rosemary and family;
I send my prayers of love and comfort as you celebrate the life of your loved one. God only put us here for a season but we will be together in His Kingdom for an eternity. Just look forward to that great gettin' up morn!
Adrian Lewis
September 9, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Rosemary and all the family. Reggie was a great man, friend, and neighbor. We will miss him. Love from Dick and Barbara Nance
Barbara Nance
September 8, 2021
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