Charles P. O'Regan, a resident of Pelham Manor, NY, died September 28, 2014. He
was born in the Bronx, NY to the late Charles and Mary O'Regan.
Charles was predeceased by wife Maureen and her brother John. He is survived by his
daughter Jeanne Marie; his sister Sr. Sheila Marie, O.P.; his brother Timothy and wife
Claire; his brother-in-law Fr. James McAuley, M.M.; sister-in-law Irene and nephews
Timothy, Thomas and Christopher and niece Catherine.
An alumnus of St. Luke's School, Cardinal Hayes H.S and Manhattan College
Engineering School--all in The Bronx, Charles also earned an MBA at the Hagen
School of Business at Iona.
He worked for 40 years for the Kearfott Corporation, a defense contractor
specializing in the development of guidance & navigation systems for military
applications: first as an engineer and later in business development nationally and
internationally. The holder of 4 patents, Charles' first solved a till-then intractable
issue of out-of-control satellite antennas. His stabilization invention was a key
element in the later development of the Strategic Defense Initiative envisioned by his
distant relative--President Ronald Reagan.
A parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Charles was a lector at Sunday masses.
A devotee of all-things-Irish, Charles often listened to Irish music particularly John
McCormack. He was a lifetime member of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St.
Patrick in the City of New York.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 30th from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. at
Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY 10803, 914-738-1060. A
funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 559 Pelham Manor Rd.,
Pelham Manor, NY 10803, 914-738-1449 on Wednesday, October 1st at 10:00 A.M.
Internment will be at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in his honor to the St. Luke's Education Foundation, Inc. or a
Catholic school of your choice.