Louis F. Regi­nato

The Star Democrat - - OBITUARIES -

SAL­IS­BURY — Louis Fran­cis Regi­nato, 85, of Sal­is­bury, MD, and for­merly of Cam­bridge, MD, died peace­fully in his sleep on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, 2018 at Ge­n­e­sis Nurs­ing and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter in Sal­is­bury, MD, af­ter an ex­tended ill­ness. Born in Brook­lyn, NY, he was the son of the late An­gelo and Er­minia Bernardi Regi­nato.

Louis was a 1951 grad­u­ate of Rich­mond Hill High School in Brook­lyn, NY. He grad­u­ated from the State Univer­sity of New York Mar­itime Col­lege at Fort Schuyler in 1955 with a B.S in Oceanic Trans­porta­tion. He was ap­pointed a Re­serve Of­fi­cer/En­sign in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Mer­chant Marine Of­fi­cer in 1955. Louis read, wrote and spoke flu­ently in English, Ital­ian and French. He at­tended the School of World Trade in 1956 com­plet­ing course­work in Char­ter­ing and Ship Bro­ker­age. He sub­se­quently joined the U.S. Navy as Lieu­tenant Ju­nior Grade and served with the Naval Com­mand Forces in Yoko­suka, Ja­pan from 1956-1958.

In 1959, Louis joined Mo­tor­ships, Inc. (later Wal­le­nius Lines) of New York, NY, ship­ping im­ported cars to U.S. ports and do­mes­tic cars to Euro­pean ports. Re­tir­ing as Vice Pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions in 1987, Louis moved from Syos­set Long Is­land, NY, to his long­time res­i­dence on the Hud­son Creek south of Cam­bridge, MD, to en­joy East­ern Shore liv­ing. He had been a Sal­is­bury, MD res­i­dent since 2016.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; his first wife, Ruth (Barnes) Regi­nato; and a sis­ter, Mary Dalla Zanna. He is sur­vived by his wife, Bar­bara (Guzik) Bleech Regi­nato whom he mar­ried in 1999; three chil­dren from his first mar­riage: Anna Marie (Greg) Hen­wood, Elizabeth Colon, and a son, Louis Regi­nato Jr.; two grand­sons; two great grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews; five stepchil­dren: Nestor T. (Sab­rina) Bleech, Ni­cole M. (Jack) Mum­ford, Mar­cus F. (Mary) Bleech, An­dre M. Bleech, Michele M. (Jeff) Napoliello; and five step grand­chil­dren.

Funeral ar­range­ments will be pri­vate and sched­uled at a later date.

Louis’s life was greatly en­hanced and ex­tended through the generosity of a kid­ney trans­plant he re­ceived in 2005. As such, he has do­nated his re­mains to the Anatomy Board of Mary­land with the hope that fu­ture doc­tors can learn more about kid­ney dis­eases and cures.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Louis’s Life will be planned within the com­ing months. Fi­nally, the fam­ily would like to thank all of the doc­tors, nurses and staffs at PRMC, Fre­se­nius Kid­ney Care, and Sal­is­bury Ge­n­e­sis for their kind­ness and care of Louis.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in mem­ory of Louis F. Regi­nato may be made to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Sys­tem (UMMS) Foun­da­tion.

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