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Memorial for Ron Regis, Long-Time Parks Commissioner Planned for Wednesday, September 12

September 5, 2012

For more information contact:
Terry Higashiyama
, Community Services Administrator, 425-430-6600
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Services Administrator,425-430-6569
Mitch Regis, 206-849-4256

RENTON – Ron Regis, long-time Renton resident, who served on the City of Renton Parks Commission from 1963 until 2011 (48 years), passed away on August 11, 2012. A “Celebration of His Life” will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at the Renton Community Center (1715 SE Maple Valley Highway) at noon.

Ron attended his first City Council meeting in the 1950s, and his first appointment to the Parks Commission was in 1963. Ron was an avid supporter of numerous city projects, and he was instrumental in contributing to projects such as the development of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, purchase and expansion of the Maplewood Golf Course, Renton Senior Activity Center and the Renton Community Center.

Ron was determined to see all young people with the desire to participate in sports programs have the ability to do so, no matter what their income. Therefore, the family has asked all donations in his memory be made to the “City of Renton Youth Sports Scholarship in Memory of Ron Regis.” Donations can be made in person or mailed to Renton City Hall, Community Services Department, 6th Floor , 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.