William E. Regan, Jr.
BERLIN – William E. Regan Jr., 67, formerly of Timonium, Md., and retired to Berlin, died suddenly Thursday, May 8, 2008.
Regan was the founder and past president of Data Networks, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the area that supplies computer systems to schools and local and state governments. He was born and raised in Baltimore into a large Irish-German family and attended Loyola-Blakefield where he excelled in basketball and football. Regan was honored at last year’s Turkey Bowl in Baltimore as a member of the 50th Anniversary team which won a championship.
Regan attended the University of Delaware on a football scholarship and played for legendary coach Tubby Raymond. Upon graduation in 1962, Regan went to work as a sales representative for Texas Instruments. He earned a Master’s degree from Loyola College in 1972 and a Doctorate in computer information systems from Pacific Western University in 1995.
After leaving Texas Instruments, Regan joined J.R. Daniel and Co. in Towson until he established his own company, Teaching Computer Systems, in 1983. He changed the name to Data Networks Inc. about a year later. Throughout much of his professional career, Regan spent summers in Ocean City on 11th Street with his growing family and other families and the resort became like a second home. Regan was a member of the Ocean City Marlin Club and enjoyed sportfishing.
Regan was a man of strong faith as evidenced by his devotion to his church and his many charitable and philanthropic activities, all of which reflect his Catholic upbringing. He was also fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and visited Ireland over a dozen times. At the time of his passing, he was preparing a return trip to the Emerald Isle with his son and grandson. He was also a huge fan of Irish music and played in an Irish folk band.
Regan retired in 1999 and moved to Berlin just last year with his wife of 46 years, June Rose Regan. He was the loving husband of June R. Regan; devoted son of the late William E. Regan Sr. and Louise Kipke Regan; beloved father of William E. Regan III and his wife, Anne, of Ocean City, Mary Beth Regan Somerville and her husband, Sean, of Timonium, Patrick M. Regan and his wife, Suzanne, of Timonium, Amy R. Bateman and her husband, Paul, of Towson, Md., and Erin D. Regan of Boston; dear brother of the late Mark D. Regan; and cherished grandfather of William IV, Bradley and Mary Clare Regan, Kate, Sean II, Caroline and Kevin Somerville, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Halle and Liza Regan and Cormac, Liam, Rory and Brendan Bateman.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday in the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier in Hunt Valley, Md. Last night, his family members and many of his friends gathered for a celebration of his life at the Ocean City Marlin Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed in Mr. Regan’s name to The Joseph House, c/o The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, Md. 21802; or Worcester Preparatory School, Development Office, P.O. Box 1006, Berlin, Md. 21811.
Clifton Elliott Streat
OCEAN PINES- Clifton "Clif" Elliott Streat, Jr., age 84, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Clifton E. Streat, Sr. and Ethel Streat.
Mr. Streat had been a teacher for 30 years at Milford Mill Middle School in
Baltimore County. He was a WWII Army veteran, having fought and been captured in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Purple Heart recipient, and a member of the Eastern Shore P.O.W. Association. He was a founding member of the Community Church of Ocean Pines and Community Church of Ocean Pines Choir. He was baptized by the water of the River Jordan. Past President of the Randallstown Lions Club, member of the Berlin/Ocean City Lions Club and the American Legion Sinepuxent Post #166 in Ocean City.
He was a member of the Berlin Heritage Foundation, Baltimore County Retired Teachers Association, graduate of Washington College, and went on to further his studies at Johns Hopkins University, member of Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and was an honorary member of the Red Hat Society.
He is survived by his wife Wilda Madyline Miller Stroh Streat. He was
preceded in death by his first wife Maxine Brown Streat in 1992. Along with his wife he is survived by his daughters, Mary Crommwell and her husband Robert of Corvalis, MT, Arlene Hager and her husband Glenn of Salisbury, Doris Patricia Frick and her husband Paul of Salisbury, Joann Tyndall and her husband Michael of Ocean Pines, Barbara Berkley and her husband Tom of Tucson, Ariz.; a son-in-law Ron Reed and his wife Anneke; two nephews, Kenneth Lee Streat and Wayne Streat and his wife Karen; two nieces, Joyce Streat and Janeann Streat Walsh and her husband Dominic; close niece and nephew of his late wife Maxine, Sharon and Tom Higgs; a sister-in-law Betty Jane Streat; 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Jan Louise Reed in 1998 and his twin brother Lee Streat in 1998.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Community Church of Ocean Pines. Rev. Dr. Thomas McKelvey officiated. Interment was held in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Rd., Ocean Pines, MD 21811 or to Washington College, Office of College Advancement, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, Md. 21620. Arrangements were handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.