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Charles Patrick O'Regan (March 3, 1950 to March 9, 2012) Charles ("Chuck") was born to James and Lucy O'Regan in Park River, North Dakota. He leaves behind a loving family; wife of 26 years Melanie (Revels), daughters Amy Salter (Rick), Janis Lake (Scott), Heather Wilson (Nathan), Whitney and son, Ryan. Chuck adored his 8 grandchildren: Samantha, Madison, Laney, Travis, Charlie, Grant, Jack and Lucy. He was the youngest of three, survived by his brother James O'Regan of Owatanna, Minnesota and his sister, Mary Wickes of Bismarck, North Dakota. Chuck served in the United States Army from 1969-1970, stationed in Korea, where he played fast-pitch travel softball. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Long Beach City College, where he studied electrical engineering. He went to work at the University of Southern California in 1975, embarking upon his 37 year career, most recently in the capacity of Executive Director for Facilities Management. He was an integral member of the Trojan Family, leaving behind a strong legacy due to his dedication and devotion. Chuck was passionate about his family, his job and his favorite hobby - golf. He could be found at his home course, Candlewood Country Club, every weekend. He was presently serving in the capacity of President of the Board of Directors. He touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all. May his memory be eternal. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torance, CA 90503. The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 at Saint Lawrence Martyr, 1950 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Building Fund, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006.

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  1. May you watch over all of us and protect us. So glad you came to Minnesota in January. It was wonderful to see you and ryan. may you rest in piece and see you soon uncle Chuck.

  2. Joanne O’Regan Liddiard: 2106 highway 76 Waukon, IA 52172 I send my deepest heartfelt sympathy and share in your sorrow for the sudden loss of my beloved cousin Chuck whom I haven’t seen since he was 8 years old. If only I could have had one more chance to see him. I send my Love & deepest sympathy to you his beloved family. Sent from my friend Sandy’s computer

  3. Our sincerest condolences to Melanie and the family. Chuck’s cheery personality and friendly manner will be greatly missed by all of us. May God rest his soul. Jim and Faye Demetriou

  4. We all loved Chuck. He was just a good guy. We are shocked and we shall miss him. May his memory be eternal. Pete & Tina V.

  5. My Dad was my hero – in every sense of the word. He was loved by absolutely everyone and anyone who knew him. He loved his family deeply, and that includes all those at USC and his Candlewood Country Club. I still cannot accept the fact that I will never hear his voice again or see his smile brighten up a room. He made everything so much better than it was. I love you so much Dad and I am a better person for having you as my father and my dearest friend. I take comfort in knowing that you are now an Angel, and most likely the Lord’s right hand man. You will forever be in my thoughts and my heart.

  6. I am so glad to have known Chuck, everytime I saw him he seem to read my mind and always comforted me. I will always remember him as the most kind hearted man. I know that his family will always remember him with smiles and laughter. Love to all his family, Sylvia Pierson

  7. Chuck (my Wingman)you were a great man and you will be surely missed. I will never forget our times together as you were always a Gentleman and one of my best friends. Melanie, Whitney and Ryan and Chuck’s family our prayers go out to you. Linda and I will always miss you. Love, Bruce and Linda

  8. I was blessed with the pleasure to have met Chuck through my best friend, his daughter, Whitney. I cannot express how much my heart is breaking for the family at the loss of someone who has touched so many. I know that in the short amount of time that I knew Chuck, he always brought a smile to my face. He was an exceptional father and friend, one who is seen as a hero in his daughter’s eyes. In such a short amount of time he made an immense impact on my life from the smallest of things such as making me laugh or offering advice to Whitney and I, and I can only imagine over the years how he has truly impacted others in the best possible way.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. My heart and thoughts are forever with you Chuck, watch over your beautiful family <3

  9. Our thoughts are with the family of Chuck at this most difficult time. There is now another angel who got his wings. May his memory live on for all who knew him. From the family of Whitney’s close friend- Chelsie.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this very difficult time. I am so glad that we were able to spend time with you while you were here in January to see my dad, your brother. You will forever stay close to our hearts and will be sadly missed. Love ya! Your neice Kari

  11. To my dear St. Sophia Cathedral Choir colleague Melanie and family: It is difficult to write the words which express my sorrow on the untimely passing of your beloved Chuck. He was greatly admired by all those who knew him and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Chuck is now safe in the arms of our Lord and Savior, looking down upon all his family and friends. He remains in our daily prayers and thoughts. May his memory be eternal . . . joining me in this message of love and respect is my brother, George. God bless you and keep you always in His care.

  12. Words can not express the sorrow that I felt when I heard of Chuck’s passing. He was truly one of a kind. A man with a heart of gold who would do anything for anyone. He truly made an impact on my life that day we met at USC. I will forever be grateful to him for bringing his daughter and my dear friend Amy into my life. We are all so blessed to have you Chuck, as our own Angel watching over us. You will forever remain close in our hearts. My thoughts, prayers and love to the O’Regan, Salter, Lake and Wilson Families.

  13. Dear Friends We were shocked to hear the sad news about your beloved Chuck.Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May his memory be eternal. Zoi se sas. With sincere love.Jim & Diana Pachares

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chuck was my ex brother inlaw from the time I was 14 years old that was 41 years. He was a great guy. He was a great father to his children and will be missed. Eric & Brian Eide

  15. I am sorry to hear of your loss , Chuck will will be missed. I wish the family peace through this difficult time. Buz Twarowski Buzco Construction Co., Inc.

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chuck was a kind and gentleman who will me missed. May he rest in peace

  17. gone way to soon chuck.stunned.tothe fam my thoughts and preyers are with you all.wish i could be there for ya i know the loss brings great pain for you now and only time will help make it pass.try and be strong andinjoy the great memorys of your dad i know there were many.thanks for being a brother in my youthand forward.i will miss you now but know i will see you on the other side. rip brother.mike.

  18. Chuck had the gift of bringing laughter into a room. He will leave a void in this life, but his memory will live forever. Our thoughts and prayers to Mel and the kids.

  19. We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Chuck. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and deepest condolences. May he rest in peace eternally. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. With love from The Tetenbaum Family, Stella, Stefan, Olympia, Roland and Max

  20. Melanie and Family, I Know we haven’t been together of late but rarely do I play a round of golf or talk about our old poker games or bowling together, or even horseshoes,that I don’t think about my dear friend, Chuck was always ready to compete day or night. I will treasure our time together as though it was yesterday God bless you and all the family. Love Don and Deb

  21. Dear Melanie, we are so sorry to hear of the sad passing of your husband Charles. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Our condolences for your loss. Paul and Denise Heis

  22. Dear Chuck, I will miss you dearly. You were always such a good “brother” to me. I will miss your teasing and laughter. Amy, Janis, and Heather, I know this is the most terrible thing that has ever happened and your lives will never be the same. Just know your dad was loved so very much by so many people – he was a good man. His life was full and over-flowing. He was blessed with wonderful grandchildren and awesome husbands for his cherised daughters. God Bless You and be with all of you with his newest angel.

  23. Dear Melanie and Family, We are very saddened to here about the passing of Chuck. He will be missed greatly by all those who new him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Jane Fretz

  24. Dear O’Regan Family, I am so saddened to hear of Chuck’s death. A good friend and neighbor from Kindergarten through our senior year at WCAS in Park River, ND. Our paths crossed just briefly when he was home in 1970. I have wondered over the years where he was and how he was. He was very much a people person and I am not surprised how much people miss him now. We will meet again someday Charlie…God’s speed my friend.

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