Mr. Robert L. Regester

November 26, 1931 - October 2, 2015 Kennett Square, PA | Age 83 Loving Brother, Uncle and Friend

Robert L. Regester, age 83, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday October 2, 2015 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late George Ellsworth Regester, Jr., and Edith Vernon Lear.

A lifelong resident of Kennett Square, he was a 1949 graduate of Kennett High School, earned a bachelor’s degree at West Chester State Teachers’ College, a master’s degree at Temple University, and continued to do post-graduate work at a variety of other colleges and universities.

After serving two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he was a teacher and counselor at Interboro High School in Prospect Park, PA, from 1955 to 1993. He was a 2014 inductee to the Interboro High School hall of fame.

In addition to a lifelong love for learning and a passion for teaching, he especially enjoyed road trips, landscape gardening, computer research, family history, amateur photography, and the arts, as well as the fellowship of his extensive family and of his few remaining good friends.

He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret R. Young and Marjorie R. Veasey; and brother George E. Regester, III.

He is survived by brother William T. Regester, of Millersville, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with Bob’s family and friends from 10-11AM Monday October 12, 2015 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 11AM. Inurnment will be in Union Hill Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, P.O. Box 730 Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to Kennett Area Community Service or KACS PO Box 1025 Kennett Square PA 19348.

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Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library.



October 12, 2015 10-11AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Celebration of Life

October 12, 2015 11AM Kuzo & Grieco


  1. Uncie you are my heart and soul an I and your great nieces and nephews and your great great great nieces and nephews are lost without you Uncie you’re the most Special Man a Girl could ever ask for I am going too miss you so so very much You and I had a Special Bond through the years and talking too you on the phone I will miss our long talks and you steering me into the right direction!!!! I thankyou so very much for that!! I will always remember how the grands (great great nieces and nephews of yours lit your eyes eyes up when you saw them I am happy they had great memories with you also!!! My tears are falling and I am thankful your no longer in pain but no one can ever hold a candle too you Your the best Uncle I could’ve ever had I love you and will forever look up in that sky too see your smiling face!! I love you uncie Gone but will never ever be forgotten Love your big heart girl

    Robin watts | October 8, 2015 at 10:45 PM
  2. We had many good times and many wonderful memories with my Uncle Bob. He will forever live on in our hearts for he was the best Uncle in the world. This a great loss for all of us who loved him. To know Uncle Bob was to love him. May you rest in peace now Uncle Bob and have no more pain. I love you so much!

    Linda Laughlin | October 8, 2015 at 12:21 PM
  3. Mr Regester was one of my favorite teachers from 1964 through 1966 at Interboro. He was my French teacher and he was so professional and enthusiastic about his love of the French language. Each student got to choose a French name to be used during French class, and to this day I recall my name as Angele. I know other students who still remember their French name. He sponsored our French club and one day we took a train trip in to Phila to visit theRodin Museum. We had to speak French for the entire day, even on the train going and returning. This experience in itself is one that I still remember because it showed how one can become immersed in a new language if the environment is just right. I actually thought so much of him that I sent him an invitation to my wedding in 1967. I am saddened to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person. God Bless you all as you proceed through this grief process.

    Nancy Cahall Tomlinson | October 6, 2015 at 11:38 AM

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