Age 80, of Kennedy Township, formerly of Elliott, Rege went home to the God he loved on Sunday, February 6, 2022, after many long years battling kidney disease. Survived by his loving and devoted sister Kathleen “Kathy” Sullivan. They merged households and took care of each other for the past four years, and they were not only siblings, but each other’s best friend. Rege is also survived by his dearly loved nephew James A. Sullivan, Jr., and his wife Anne Marie (Marterstack) Sullivan of Moorpark, California, as well as their children, Kathleen, James III, Sarah, and Ryan; beloved nephew Jeffrey Sullivan, and his wife Kirsten (Reilly) Sullivan, of La Grange, Illinois, as well as their children, Patrick and Jack; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Sullivan of Florida. Rege is also survived by his long-time friend Pat Swearingen. Predeceased by his parents, Regis D. Sr. and Anna (Fauth) Sullivan, and his brother, James A. Sullivan Sr. Rege was a “dog person” and never forgot his first and only dog, “Murphy.” When he moved into live with his sister in 2018, out of necessity, he became a “cat lover.” Hailey, Hunter, and Julie still wait for his “dinner time boys, dinner time” call every day. Rege had a heart of gold and did so many things for so many things for so many people. He was much like his dad “an Irishman through and though.” He loved his family and knew and lived the meaning of friendship. He always had a smile on his face and would give you the shirt off his back. He was generous to a fault. He always had a joke to share and viewed himself as a comedian and had to make people smile and laugh. He was just a happy guy who loved people and life. Rege grew up a real sports fanatic in his youth. He played baseball, softball, and football, for the semi-pro football team the “Southwest Dukes.” He was a Steeler season ticket holder for many years during the Chuck Noll era and attended many of the Superbowls with his friends, and his beloved brother, Jim. Prior to COVID, Rege spent Sunday afternoons at the U-Bets Club watching the Black and Gold with all his friends. He also was a huge “Notre Dame Fighting Irish” Football Fan. Rege also enjoyed bowling with the Ascension Men’s League every Tuesday evening with all his friends. He also participated in the Pulaski Bowling Tournaments. Rege was an avid golfer and for as long as he was physically able, played in the Ascension Golf League and the Elliott Golf League, which he founded in 1983 and served as President and Treasurer for many years. Yearly golf outings to various courses were planned and on his calendar months in advance. He always looked forward to the annual golf trip to Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. Rege worked as a volunteer at several PGA and LGPA events. Namely US Open at Oakmont, Senior Classic (Fox Chapel). His proudest moment was a “hole in one” on the 17th hole at “Firestone Farms.” When he was unable to physically play, he looked forward to the annual charity event for his friend’s granddaughter, “Teresa’s Hope 4 Hearts”, where he took pride driving the beer cart, selling 50-50 tickets, or anything else he could do to help the charity. Rege worked tirelessly with his doctors and therapists in the hope of getting back on the greens with his buddies, but sadly played his last 9 holes at Williams Country Club in June of 2021. He regrated having to put away his clubs for the final time. When Rege was able to travel, he visited his brother in Florida and nephews their families in California and Indiana. His yearly visits to California to watch his great nieces and great nephews sporting events were a special part in his life. Rege was a devout Catholic who practiced and lived his faith. He grew up a parishioner of St. Martin’s Parish and later became a parishioner of St. Philip Parish after the merger. He will be sadly missed by his family and true friends. Reges family extends a very special thanks to the staff members, at the ARA Dialysis Center at Ohio Valley Hospital, and the nurses and doctors, at Magee Women’s Hospital, for the care and compassion in the last days of his life. There will be no visitation per Rege’s wishes. A Celebration of Rege's Life will be held in March. Rege was an organ donor and was also on the transplant list for years. In his honor, please save a life and become an organ donor. Memorials in Rege’s name, to his favorite charity, can be made to Teresa’s Hope 4 Hearts, P.O. Box 16293, Pittsburgh, PA 15242. Arrangements are entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Ave., Pgh., PA 15220.
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Teresa's Hope 4 Hearts
P.O. Box 16293, Pittsburgh PA 15242