Born on April 18, 1929 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Lukachek Regitz.
Robert served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. He worked for Ingersoll-Rand in Phillipsburg, NJ, as a machinist for many years.
Robert was a 1946 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and celebrated 69 years of marriage on September 8, 1949.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Andrew Regitz.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen E. Howell Regitz, his daughters, Judy Kelly and her husband Don, Mary Lou Cole and her husband Ray, and Patricia Michael all of Phillipsburg, NJ. He is also survived by his brother, John Regitz of Marietta Georgia, along with his grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicholas, Rachel, Korryn, Marc and Lauren. He also is survived by 11 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at The Finegan Funeral Home, 924 2nd Ave., Alpha, NJ., from 11AM to 12 Noon followed by a service at 12 Noon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad, 360 Prospect St. Phillipsburg, NJ.