Reginald Steven Chan

photo-RegAfter a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, Reginald Steven Chan passed away peacefully in his home in Shoreline, Washington on March 21st, 2013.


Reggie is well remembered as an outstanding athlete with an infectious smile and an inextinguishable zest for life.  Reggie enjoyed camping, skiing, golfing, playing volleyball and tennis with his wife, Lori and was extremely devoted to his dogs, Kodiak, Bella and his belated and beloved, Hunden.h10200063






Reggie loved his work as a software engineer for an avionics company in Redmond, Washington and developed many strong friendships with co-workers spanning a period of 26 years.  Reggie also had a passion for teaching skiing and maintained warm and lasting relationships with long-time clients as well.

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Reggie loved life and all it had to offer.  His incredibly positive attitude during his 18 month battle with cancer was inspiring to all who knew him.  He leaves behind many, many friends and family who loved him dearly.


In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5th at 12:00 noon at Golden Gardens Bath House located at 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Reggie’s name to fund brain cancer research and whistler 003patient support at


Reggie will be missed beyond measure and shall live forever in our hearts.

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22 Responses to “Reginald Steven Chan”

  • A.P. Van Meter says:

    Reg was a wonderful guy. Very talented software engineer. It was my pleasure to work with him. In spite of his illness he offered to help me with my wife during her bout with cancer. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for him.


  • Alan says:

    Great bio and pictures on Reg. We’ll all miss him and his unique sense of humor. Nice choice of location on the memorial celebration, a place where we all spent time with him playing volleyball and hanging out. See you then.

  • Art Dumaplin says:

    I will hopefully be able to break away from work to attend.

  • Bob McGhghy says:

    Reggie was truly a honorable man that treated everyone around him with respect and smile. We have all lost a very special person.

  • Theresa says:

    Reg taught me a lot about life, sportsmanship, humor, grace and so many other things. And while I will miss him terribly I know that what he gave us will always be around.

  • Chris says:

    There is only one Reg and I count myself as Blessed to have known and worked with him. He always had a sparkle in his eye when talking of Lori, Hunden and his grandkid. I wish to thank them for sharing Reg with us.
    This world will never seem as bright without his smile.

  • Dr Alvin Hong says:

    My cousin Reg did what I had always wanted to do, but never had the time or opportunity. He had FUN. Whether it was walking his babe magnet aka Hunden, playing beech volleyball and skiing on the same day … Reg was charming, great to be with, and a truly nice guy. He leaves behind many fond memories. I am sure he is doing the same now, only in a better place (permanent powder snow, white sandy beach …..)

  • Will says:

    A very good example for me – life’s energy bubble forth from Reg and he didn’t run out of it because he kept his heart well connected with its source – all of his environment – people and nature. His respect of others did not inhibit him from engaging life to its full. Those of us who shared time with him have all benefited from seeing his open and honest engagement with all that is around him.

  • Tony Sang says:

    The first time I met my cousin Reggie was in Mississippi. My impression of him is still the same….this man loves adventures. I am just sorry he did not have the chance to witness my awkwardness on the slopes, but he would have been proud of me for trying. My cousin, until we meet again, keep the tip pointed downhill!

  • Matt Chambers says:

    Reggie,I have always admired the fun loving attitude you lived by . It is such a honor to be able to say you are my brother in law. You will always be loved and missed so much. See youy later My Friend

  • Michael Magrogan says:

    I worked with Reggie on many projects when I worked at FAA in Atlantic City, N J. I have fond memories of his great work and remember taking him and Dick Hess golfing to relax after work one day. My condolences to his family. I will keep Reggie and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Larry Parrish says:

    I enjoyed playing volleyball with Reg, Lori, and the gang both up at Golden Gardens, and also when they visited yearly down here at Manhattan Beach. I will miss him dearly and remember him as a kind, funny, gentle, caring, and loving soul. My apologies Lori for not being able to join the rest of the gang in attending his memorial, due to hosting guests visiting from the midwest; but my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

  • Jane Morrow says:

    Reg was just about the most fun loving energetic person I have ever met. He always had a kind word an infectious smile to share with all. He will be so missed. His laugh and smile will be with me forever. What a wonderful person. So sorry for your Loss Lori.

  • Steven & Frances Ford says:

    I worked with Reggie at UASC for many years and continued socially after that. We remember his incredible zest & enthusiasm for life plus a wicked sense of humor. I also remember playing “nerf football” after hours at work with Reggie & Hunden. I think Hunden won every time! We take comfort in knowing the two are now reunited and smiling down upon us. Our deepest condolences to Lori and his family. God bless you Reggie. We miss you. You’ll be forever in our hearts.

  • Beth Hillerstrom says:

    It was a privilege to work with you and Reggie, Lori. His sweet spirit came through as I watched you and he interact with respect and love. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for making sure I knew of his passing. I will be out of town on Friday, but I know I will be thinking of you that day, and often.
    Praying for comfort,

  • Dan Artz says:

    Reg and I worked together and we golfed together; we lost touch recently due to changed jobs, and the paths life takes us down. We wanted to get back together for golf someday. With golf, Reg was ever the optimist. He had always ‘figured it out’. His next round was going to be his best ever. It became a running joke. He was a good golfer and a better friend. He made work fun, he made golf fun, and he made my life better.

  • Scott Wegeleben says:

    I was lucky to spend some time golfing and skiing with Reg. He was always in a good mood and fun to be around. His enthusiasm for everything would rub off on you quickly. I will never forget him and just the thought of him makes me smile.

  • Kurt Illum says:

    My Condolonces to all of Reg’s Family. I enjoyed working with Reg when I was at Universal, and enjoyed his humor and zest for everything he did. He was always happy and full of life and brought me many happy times during some difficult days in my life. He will be missed. Via Con Dios Reg….

  • Halvard says:

    Reggie was my friend. Need I say more? I miss him dearly.

  • Lori says:

    I miss my doubles partner, my skiing mentor, my golf coach, my best friend and the love of my life. We had so many good times together and the memories of them I will always treasure. Thank you, Reggie, for bringing such joy to my life. I was the luckiest girl ever.

  • John Rahkonen says:

    I remember skiing with Reggie, Mike Switzer and the boys at Whistler and many times at Stevens. He was a great skier and an even better person. I will miss him…

  • R Sydney Chan says:

    Reggie is my son and I love and miss him dearly. He makes me proud that his life has touched so many people in such a positive way.

    He is lucky that he found Lori and built a wonderful life together. What a shame that tragedy struck him at such a young age.

    According to our Chinese belief, he is now in that faraway ‘World of Ultimate Happiness’ meeting up with Hunden and meeting his grandfather for the first time, and his grandmother and other ancestors and friends.

    Farewell for now, my son. I shall catch up with you and Hunden sometime in the future.

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