Service to honor Ron Regis Sept. 12

Ron Regis, a longtime Renton resident who served on the City of Renton Parks Commission from 1963 until 2011 and is the namesake for Ron Regis Park, died on Aug. 11.

A “Celebration of His Life” will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway.

Regis attended his first City Council meeting in the 1950s; his first appointment to the Parks Commission was in 1963. He was an avid supporter of city projects and was instrumental in contributing to projects such as the development of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, purchase and expansion of the Maplewood Golf Course, Renton Senior Activity Center and the Renton Community Center.

He was determined to see all young people with the desire to participate in sports programs have the ability to do so, no matter what their income, according to his family and the city.

The family has asked all donations in his memory be made to the “City of Renton Youth Sports Scholarship in Memory of Ron Regis.”  Donations can be made in person or mailed to Renton City Hall, Community Services Department, sixth floor, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.


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