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Gregory A. Regulbuto
October 3, 1949 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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On January 23, 2024, Gregory A. Regulbuto, 74, passed away at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous 2-year battle with Glioblastoma.
He was born to Frederick and Jennie (Nastasi) Regulbuto on October 3, 1949 in Oneida, NY. Upon graduating from Canastota High School in 1968, he enlisted in the US Army and served two tours in Vietnam, receiving an honorable discharge in 1972. Once home he worked at Precision Volkswagen in East Syracuse as an Auto Body Mechanic. Over time he moved into an Independent Appraisers position with Central Regional Appraisal, retiring in 2012.
He married his sweetheart, Betsy (Kirsch) Regulbuto in 1976 and they celebrated their 47th anniversary last August. His daughters, Jennie (Matt) Manwarren and Susie Regulbuto were a source of great joy and pride to Greg. But it was his granddaughters, Sydney and Violet, who referred to him as BopBop, that could melt his heart with just a smile or a hug.
Greg and Betsy enjoyed hiking together and completed a 12-mile hike challenge in the Adirondacks in 2019. They took several trips during retirement. Most notably to The Rocky Mountains, The Grand Canyon, Arizona's Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon and Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon as well as trips to Florida, Cape Cod, Tennessee and more. Of course, stopping at every Harley Davidson Dealership to add to his ever-expanding T-shirt collection.
And Greg loved his sports! Supporting The Yankees, The Giants, and Syracuse University's basketball and football teams. He could be found at home most weekends, shouting at the TV, no doubt wearing a team T-shirt, from his collection.
One of his most passionate hobbies was the study of all things related to the American Civil War. He knew every general and every battle and loved to read the history and talk about it with anyone that was interested!
Last but not least was his love of music. Rock and Roll. Heavy Metal, The Blues, and he had the t-shirts to prove it! How many AC/DC t-shirts are too many? He loved live concerts with his family and friends. Greg believed music sounded best at full blast, the louder the better. Ask Betsy. He'd listen everyday while he did his 5-mile run on the treadmill. Anyone walking the neighborhood probably got to hear him singing along.
Along with his wife, daughters, son-in-law and granddaughters, Greg is survived by two brothers, Michael (Rick) Regulbuto of Sarasota, FL, Steven (Greg) Regulbuto of Knoxville, TN and a sister, Tina (Mark) Mossbarger of Sarasota, Fl. He is also survived by many In-laws, nieces and nephews.
Greg was predeceased by his parents and Aunt Mary Nastasi.
At his request there are no calling hours or services. A Celebration of Life is June 22nd from 2-4pm at the Canastota American Legion.
Our sincere thanks go out to all of his doctors and nurses as well as Greg's amazing Hospice team. Donations in Greg’s honor can be made online to: feedourvets.org or mail, Feed Our Vets, PO Box 1, New York Mills, NY 13417
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