Dr. Edgar Joseph Reagan

August 14, 1921May 12, 2018
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REAGAN, Dr. Edgar J. "Inky", age 96, of Centerville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born on August 14, 1921 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He lived most of his life in the Dayton area. He attended Holy Angels School and Sacred Heart School. He graduated from Chaminade H.S. in 1938 where he was a member of the basketball, football, and track teams. He graduated from the University of Dayton in 1942 where he played on the basketball, baseball, and track teams. In 1945 he graduated from St. Louis University Medical School. He served as Captain in the Army Medical Corps from 1946-1948. He opened his family medical practice in Miamisburg in 1948, and at the same time he also served as part-time Medical Director at Monsanto Mound Laboratory. He served as Chief of Staff at Sycamore Medical Center from 1979-1980. He retired from his family medical practice in 1981 and became the full time Medical Director at the Mound Laboratory. From 1977-1987, he served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University Medical School in family practice and community medicine. He retired from Monsanto in 1988 when EG&G took over the Mound Lab. He was then hired by EG&G to resume his position as Medical Director. In 1997 he retired from EG&G. He was involved in the US Air Force Orientation on Nuclear Weapons injury treatments. He also served as a consultant at the Hipple Cancer Research Center. He was a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practice, American College of Nuclear Physicians, and Wright State University Academy of Medicine. In 1956, he became a member of Dayton Country Club where he joined a great group of golfers, played many joyful rounds of golf, and made many lasting friendships. He was known for his "controlled fade." Over many years, he enjoyed watching Dayton Flyers basketball from his prime arena seats. He enjoyed traveling to several Final Four games with his sons. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy, in 1998. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Rosemary; daughters - Kathleen Kohler (Joseph) of Worthington, OH; Patricia Wright (Thomas) of Kirkland, WA; Elizabeth Sulich (Michael) of Columbus, OH; and Gwen Carr (Jeffrey) of Kettering, Ohio; sons - Thomas L. Reagan (Kim McAfee Lennon) of Centerville OH and Greenville SC, and John W. Reagan (Brenda) of Centerville, OH. He is also survived by former son-in-law, William Walkup and his wife, Ann. He leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren that he worshipped. He lived a long and prosperous life with many friends and a family that will miss him greatly. With God's speed, he will enter heaven and all his ailments will disappear. Visitation will be on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The University of Dayton Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (Please use the B parking lot). Interment will follow immediately at Calvary Cemeteries, 1625 Calvary Drive, Dayton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dr. Edgar J. Reagan and Rosemary Stehle Reagan Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Society at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dr. Edgar Joseph Reagan

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Diane Fecher

May 24, 2018

Devastated we can't be with all of you, but know we will be there in spirit. As we loved your Dad (and your Mom) and all of you as well.

Con & Diane Fecher

Nancy Page Andrews

May 24, 2018

Sympathy to you, your family, friends and communities. I can still hear his voice from visiting the office as a child.

Mark Rodgers

May 23, 2018

To the Reagan Family, I remember your Dad fondly. I think his coaching on the correct technique for shooting fouls shots was largely responsible for my making the 6th grade b-ball team at Southdale. We can't be there Friday but we will be thinking of you. What a Life well lived. God bless you all.

Mike Schneider

May 18, 2018

What a great man. The Schneider family (Hank, Virginia, and the 4 boys) was one of many he served as our family physician. He will certainly be missed.

Bernice Greene

May 18, 2018

Our family was blessed to have Dr. Reagan as our family physcian for many years....he delivered myself & my three sisters. I encountered Dr. Reagan again in my job as a grown up and he impressed me with the fact of remembering who I was and both of my parents....he will be sadly missed by many, but know that he is rejoicing & in perfect health.

Linda Holley

May 17, 2018

Betty and Family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless and keep you during this very difficult time.