Timothy D. Regan Jr. ’62, J.D. ’65 practiced law for 52 years with a depth of skill and integrity evidenced by the high esteem of his peers and the gratitude of his clients. Whether marching for social justice or supporting the protection of California’s waters, Tim worked to represent the people and issues he cared about with a passion for justice. Beyond his warm pride in family and career, Tim had many joys. From the casting pools at the Angler’s Club in GG Park to the Trinity River, he shared some of his best days fly-fishing with friends. An avid audiophile, music wove a thread of celebration throughout Tim’s life. His expansive exuberance was infectious in both small moments and big adventures—dancing with his wife, sharing stories at monthly lunches with Santa Clara classmates, upping the ante with poker friends, riding in hot air balloons or P-51s, or joining a Dixieland band in a Mardi Gras parade. Tim’s life was marked by the loyalty and longevity of great relationships, and the circle of people whose lives he touched extends far and wide. In each arena of his life—indeed in each daily encounter—Tim brought a quality of loving connection. People felt seen and respected, touched by his gracious generosity, and they loved him in return. His warm hugs, big laugh, and joy in life were a blessing to all. In his final days, Tim and his one and only Cathy laughed together with the words from a favorite song: “You’ve been a good old wagon Daddy, but you done broke down.” Tim died of cancer peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Feb. 5, 2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Cathy Regan ’66, loving children Timothy Regan ’91 and Monica, a boisterous extended clan of six brothers and sisters and their families, eight brothers- and sisters-in-law and their families—too numerous to name, but each dearly loved by Tim—and a 1979 Trans Am, fondly known as The Mudshark.

08 Nov 2018