Joseph Regano Death – It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Solon Schools share the immeasurable loss of Superintendent Joseph Regano. He died on July 5, 2020.
Joseph Regano Cause of Death is Cancer. Joe passed away this morning following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Solon Schools share the immeasurable loss of Superintendent Joseph Regano. Joe passed away this morning following a long and courageous battle with cancer. pic.twitter.com/K1iQp6bzuN
— Solon Schools (@SolonSchools) July 5, 2020
The school district confirmed his death in a statement posted to social media Sunday afternoon.
Board of Education President Julie Glavin called Regano the ‘heart and soul’ of the Solon City Schools, and offered sympathies to his family.
“It is difficult to put into words how much he will be missed by his fellow administrators, staff members, students and the entire community,” Glavin said in a statement. “Joe was so widely respected in the education community at large and will long be remembered as one of the most talented and most successful superintendents in the state of Ohio.”
Regano graduated in 1966 from Warrensville Heights High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business education in 1970 from Ohio State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration in 1970 from Cleveland State University.
Regano served as president and chairperson of several professional boards and organizations, including the Greater Cleveland Superintendents’ Association and the Alliance for Adequate School Funding. His contributions to the community led to his induction in the Solon Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.