Lon Regehr, retired Building Trades Supervisor, passes

Lon Regerh wearing a water polo medal.
Lon Regehr

Lon Regehr, retired Supervisor of Building Trades, passed away Feb. 13, 2020.

He started his state career in October 1982, reporting to Agnews Developmental Center as a carpenter.

Regehr transferred to Folsom State Prison as a Maintenance Mechanic in July 1988. He later promoted to Carpenter III in June 1993.

After transferring to Avenal State Prison, he promoted to Supervisor of Building Trades. In December 1998, he once again promoted, this time to Correctional Plant Manager.

After a state career spanning over two decades, he retired in October 2004.

Regehr was also a lifelong water polo player.

According to his family, much of his life circled around water polo. He began his playing career at American River Community College in Sacramento where he was a top community college goaltender. Regehr then went on to play at San Jose State where he and his Spartan teammates finished second in the NCAA in 1971.

He competed in the USA Water Polo Masters program until recently with several teams included many World Masters Championships.

“USA Water Polo mourns the loss of longtime Masters water polo player Lon Regehr. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time,” the organization posted to social media.

Regehr is survived by two children, Noelle and Casey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Devon.

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