Donald John Regan, age 82, of 15 Fell Farm Road, Ogdensburg, passed away at Claxton-Hepburn Medical
Center on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. At
his request there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral
Mr. Regan is survived by three sons, Donald of Cape
Canaveral, FL., Danny and his wife, Brenda, and Patrick and his wife, Tammy,
both of Ogdensburg; one daughter, Colleen Regan of Merritt Island, FL; two
stepsons, James Myers and his wife, Gail, and Harold Myers and his wife, Cheryl,
both of Ogdensburg, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd and
Capt. Robert Regan.
Mr. Regan was born on January 30, 1927 in Ogdensburg, NY,
the son of Patrick and Violet Davidson Regan. He first married Florence LaRose in 1948. The marriage ended in divorce. He later
married Catherine Myers in 1977. She
died in December 1998.
He proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps. His term of service interrupted his high
school education. At the end of World
War II he returned to finish his senior year. While he was in the USMC, he earned the Rifle Sharpshooter Award and the
Carbine Sharpshooter Award.
He excelled in high school sports, holding track records
that lasted for many years. He set a
pole vault record in the Van Dusen track meet that lasted for years.
Mr. Regan was one of the first scuba divers in the North
Country. He started diving in 1955 when
the sport was new. He loved the St.
Lawrence River, spending many years with his family boating in the Thousand
At the time of his death he was employed by the National
Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration as a river observer responsible for
measuring the St. Lawrence River levels.
Donations can be made to the SPCA.