November 12, 1939April 4, 2013

Regie E. Moorcroft, 73, of Delray Beach, FL passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. She was born May 13, 1939 in Bellefonte, PA, the daughter of Paul and Marion Dinges. On September 15, 1973, in Kokomo, IN, she married Rel H. Moorcroft (deceased).

Regie graduated from Penns Valley Area High School in 1957 in Millheim, PA. She then earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. She worked as a dietician in FL, OH, and IN in hospitals for many years.

In retirement, she faithfully served at First Presbyterian Church while also pursuing her hobbies and passions. There, as a member of twenty years, she was an elder, money counter, on the property committee, kitchen coordinator, and the coordinator of the Holly House. She was instrumental in the building of the new Holly House building. Regie was a talented organizer and arts and crafters maker, who was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by three step-children and their spouses, Michael and Debra Moorcroft, Timothy and Marie Moorcroft, Cathryn and Joseph Fraiz; five grandchildren, Kara (Geoff), Matthew (Elizabeth), Heather (Peter), Brian, and Jason (Wendi); sister-in-law Sylvia Dinges, and three nephews, Chad, Curt, and Cory, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Larry and Lynn.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Reception will follow the service at the church. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum in Kokomo, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church and/or the Holly House. Arrangements handled by Babione Funeral Home in Boca Raton, FL.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013


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August 8, 2013

To Sylvia and all her family members;

I had typed in Regie's name and was extremely surprised to hear of her passing. She and I attended Penn State together both graduating from the College of Home Economics. After graduation we kept in touch and I visited her parent's home in Aaronsburg several times.

After my husband and I were married, we continued our friendship visiting at our home, a trip to the home of Regie and Rel when I worked in Chicago one summer, and a short but enjoyable visit with her in Minnesota when she was going on a River boat cruise down the Mississippi.

It was always a pleasure to receive her Christmas Card or talk with her on the telephone throughout our long time friendship. Her collection of Moorcroft Pottery was beautiful and enjoyed by many who viewed it in her lovely homes in Indiana or Florida.

Please accept my expression of sympathy to all your family

M. Jane Caldwell, Prior Lake, Minnesota

Jocena Schafer

April 16, 2013

Regie played an important role in my early career as a dietitian in Kokomo, Indiana. She was a great mentor, encourager and friend. She helped me in summer employment at the local hospital and with later assignments to dietetic positions. Our friendship blossomed beyond the workplace. I took glass cutting classes with her and Rel, visited Put-In-Bay and celebrated anniversary parties, Colts games, and other special times. After she moved to Florida we did not see each other but kept in touch though Christmas cards and our mutual good friend Judith Walrod. I am getting married this year at the age of 60 (for the first time). I have thought of Regie (as a mature bride) often during my engagement. I know she is dancing is heaven. My sincere condolences.

Elizabeth Vrudny

April 7, 2013

Dearest Sylvia and family,
We are so sorry for the passing of Regie. We know how close you two were!
Praying for comfort for you and her family.
Love and hugs,
Betsy and Tim Vrudny

April 7, 2013

My deepest sympathy to all especially Sister-In-Law Sylvia. I enjoyed being with Regie in Missouli and will miss her wit.

Sandra Shine

April 7, 2013

My husband and I wish to express our condolences to the Moorcroft family at this time of sorrow. Regie will be missed by her many Church friends and especially the Holly House Volunteers. May she rest in peace along with the other Angels in Heaven. Sincerely, Sandra and C.J. "Bud" Shine