Raymond "Gabby" Regis

Born: Tue., Jan. 4, 1938
Died: Sat., Jul. 6, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: Frame Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 11, 2019
Location: Frame Funeral Home


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Duke Center-  Raymond “Gabby” Regis, 81, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday (July 6th, 2019).

Born January 4th, 1938 in Duke Center he was a son of Elvin G. and Lena Gadsby Regis.  On August  8th, 1963 in Ayers, Massachusetts he married Janice E. Kunes, who passed away on February 26th, 2004.

Mr. Regis was a 1956 graduate of Otto High School,  and was a veteran having served with the US Army from 1961 to 1963.

Gabby had been employed by the Owens-Illinois Company for  25 years as a laborer.  He was also employed by the US Postal Service in the local area as a contracted driver and had owned and operated his own oil lease for over 50 years until his retirement in 2018.

He was a member of the Eldred American Legion and the NRA.  He loved raising English-Setters , quail hunting and restoring classic cars in his spare time.  He enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan as well as an avid Buffalo Bills fan.  In high school he was a star point guard and played the trumpet in marching band. 

He was very sociable, well known in the community, Gabby had many interests beyond work and family.

Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly (Chris) Downs of Montoursville, Pa; two grandsons, Brendan and Justin;  nieces and nephew, Steve Regis, Carla Bell and Kay Bechelli; as well as his beloved friends Robert and Jennifer Johnson and his partner in crime, Major, his English Setter.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his brother, Carlton Regis in 2017.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am with the Rev. Ricky Price officiating.  Burial will follow in Duke Center Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Teachers Pet Rescue in Coudersport.

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