Lt. Col. (Retired) Frank M. Regan, 88

OSWEGO, NY – Lt. Col. (Retired) Frank M. Regan, 88 of Oswego, passed away Tuesday morning Sept. 6, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Lt. Col. (Retired) Frank M. Regan
Lt. Col. (Retired) Frank M. Regan

He was born in Oswego and was the son of the late George and Mary Zanka Regan.

Mr. Regan was the husband of Mary L. Dutcher Regan.

He served in the US Air Force for 21 years seeing service in the Korean Conflict and retired as a Lt. Colonel.

Mr. Regan was stationed in many parts of the world during his military career including the cities that his children were born in, including Colorado Springs, Colorado, Izmir, Turkey, Washington, DC, Omaha, Nebraska, Madrid, Spain and was stationed several years in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Following his military career, Mr. Regan returned to Oswego in 1968 and was employed at Burritt Chevrolet before becoming a partner with Chamberlain Pontiac-Cadillac.

He had also operated a taxi business in Oswego and retired as the co-owner of Auto Gallery with his son, Jeff, after 21 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Regan is survived by two daughters, Deborah J. Regan and Catherine A. (George) Broadwell, both of Oswego; two sons, Mark (Janine) Regan and Jeff (Denise) Regan, both of Oswego; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Kosbob; a son, Michael Regan; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection.

Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Friday 4-7 p.m. at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St., Oswego, NY 13126

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Mary and her children on the loss of Frank. He was a client in my job as an advertising sales person for local newspapers and web ads. I met him in 1975. I got to met his wife, and children and considered all of them a friend. He was a great guy, a gentlemen, and a true patriot.

    He will be missed…I am so sorry. May he rest in peace.

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