Todd J. Regan


(June 4, 1961----January 7, 2004)


Watertown---Todd James Regan, 42, Reno, Nevada, a native of Watertown, died when his body went into shock from a hemorrhaging pancreatic tumor January 7 at a New York City hospital.

Mr. Regan was a veterinary research technician and began his work with primates at the University of Rochester. He later worked at a primate facility in Yemassee, S. C., assisting with medical procedures and performing daily husbandry activities, and conducted behavioral studies on free-roaming primates off the coast of Beaufort, S. C. He later moved to Reno, where he was a research technologist for Sierra Biomedical and attended South Reno Baptist Church.

Born June 4, 1961, in Watertown, a son of Dennis and Marilyn Robbins Regan, he moved with his family in 1967 from Dexter to Avon and graduated in 1979 from Avon Central High School.

He enjoyed playing baseball and hockey throughout his youth and had tried out for the Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoyed learning about, reprogramming and building computers as a hobby.

Surviving besides his parents, of Avon, are his wife of eight years, Kimberly; two daughters, KeelyMae, 11, and Kassidy, 9, and two sons, Kaelob, 7, and Kaiden, 11 months, all of Reno; five brothers and two sister-in-laws, Tracy, Washington; Trent and Pam, Nevada; Troy, Arizona; Travis and Laura, Rochester; and Trevor, Brazil; a sister Tawna Regan, Arizona; his maternal grandmother, Leona Robbins, Dexter; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He had been married previously.

His maternal grandfather, Lawrence J. Robbins, died in 1996. His paternal grandparents, Dennis J. and Harriet Fadden Regan of Ogdensburg, also died before him.

Arrangements were with Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Avon.

(This obituary was provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)