September 9, 2012
Reagan (Bud) went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan Cronin Reagan; his son, Sean
R. Reagan; daughter-in-law, Trisha Reagan; and five grandchildren, Michael,
Liam, Connor, Adian and Evelyn.
Bud was born in Inglewood, California in 1934. He played professional
baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was then drafted into the U.S.
Army in 1952-1953.
After serving his country, Bud came home and attended Cal State Long Beach
where he earned his BA and MA in physical education and was a Cum Laude
graduate. At a dance in 1968, he met and married his soulmate, Joan Cronin.
They were married on July 18, 1970 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in
Gates Mills, Ohio, by Bishop Raymond J. Gallagher. They remained happily
married until the day of his death in 2012.
Mr. Reagan worked as a high school English teacher, football, baseball
and soccer coach at Hawthorne High School for over 30 years. He was also
an athlete and an avid sports enthusiast. After retirement, Bud enjoyed
singing in St. John Fisher choir under Grant Hungerford, writing and acting.
He performed with his wife at the Norris, publishing songs like "Happiness
Left Yesterday" by Gail Storm and sang and danced in "Fire Down
Below" and "Star Trek".
Although his family mourns the loss of their beloved father, they are
grateful that he will be fully restored on the last day and is now resting
in the arms of our Lord Father and Savior Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with
Rosary following at 7:00 p.m., both at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th
St., San Pedro. Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 11:00
a.m. at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Rancho Palos Verdes.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.