Regis A. Giles

Born: Tue., Apr. 16, 1940
Died: Wed., May 3, 2017


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., May 07, 2017
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., May 07, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 08, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc


12:00 PM Mon., May 08, 2017
Location: New Saint Joseph Cemetery

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Regis A. Giles, 77, of Murrysville died Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  He was born April 16, 1940 in McKeesport, son of the late Robert L. and Loreda F. Strom Giles.  In addition to his parents, Regis was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Giles.  Regis had a 46 year association with Gateway School District as a Science teacher, Biology teacher, Jr. high school basketball coach and 16 year high school baseball coach.  He was also a college and high school basketball referee.  Regis served as the WPIAL basketball rules interpreter for many years.  In 2008, Regis was inducted into the Gateway Hall of Fame.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marlene Giles of Murrysville; two sons, Jeffrey Giles and his wife, Angela of Murrysville and Robert Giles and his wife, Jennifer of Greensburg.  He is also survived by four grandchildren; Jeffrey, Tyler, Courtney and Ashley Giles.  Visitation Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. at the Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday with Reverend Chris Livermore officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

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   Posted Thu May 04, 2017

Rick McKernan
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Reg was one of the finest men that I have ever met.May God take him into his loving arms and give his family peace knowing that this great man is with our Lord.I will miss him dearly

marty stewart
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
To the Giles family. You have my deepest sympathy. Rege was the straw that stirred the drink for the Westmoreland County Basketball Officials. Through some stormy times, he was always our rock. He will be sorely missed by all of us and I will always remember his deep dedication to making us better referees.

Nancy Jordan Davies
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family. Mr. Giles was one of my favorite teachers. He had a great teaching style that included intelligence, warmth and humor. I had him as a teacher probably around 1983 or 1984. I will continue to remember him fondly and will hold his family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure he touched countless lives throughout his teaching career and his life...

Dr. Richard Porac
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Marlene and Family:
I was very sorry to hear of Coach Giles passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I am very thankful for his guidance and encouragement during my days at South Junior High. It was great sharing stories about basketball after the Gateway Hall of Fame banquets. Coach was an important piece of my basketball success and I will never forget him. He was a good man. He will be missed.

James Starr
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017

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   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
My condolences to the family of "Rege" as he was known among the teachers and staff in the Gateway School District.

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Dave Taraborrelli
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Marlene and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. Rege was a friend.
I know Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly!
I'll miss Rege's sense of humor.

Frank A. Pryor
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Marlene and Family;
With my deepest sympathy, Your husband and father was a wonderful person with a smile that everyone enjoyed. Due to previous engagement, I cannot visit to wish you my deepest regrets. He helped me in coaching ans was a inspiration to me personally as I traveled through the basketball ladder of officiating. He guided me and was a true help to me personally. He will be truly missed. He touched numerous people to help them make better decisions in life.
With deepest regrets, Frank , Patty, Nick, and Frankie Pryor.

David and Ann Hawkins
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
Dear Jeff, Ange and family, we were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. With deepest sympathy and love to all, Ann and David

Bob Saxman
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
Rege was a fine example of how life should be lived. Always there for others be it teaching, coaching or mentoring Westmoreland officials. His dedication will be hard to match and his shoes impossible to completely fill.

Jim Bendel
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
The death of Regis brought back such vivid memories of his youth on McKeesport. The clearly stated summary of his "enthusiastic" life and love of sports in the Trib was a testament to his impact on others. On so many occasions in our youth I shared time with him at the Centennial Schoolyard or on the athletic fields at Renzie Park. I suspect that he gave the same enthusiasm to his family and students.
May God be ready for him as he begins his eternal life!
The world is a better place because he shared his life with so many...
Jim Bendel

Tim LaVan
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
My deepest condolences to all of you. Regis was a great teacher........I was taught basketball officiating by him. I attended several camps where he was an instructor and he was ALWAYS compassionate but honest. He helped me in MANY ways in becoming the official I have. Regis was a very good man, thank you for sharing him with so many of us.

Bunny Fajerski
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Marlene and family; I was unable to attend visitation and I'm sorry for that. Rege was a terrific guy and shared his knowledge and leadership to so many of the officials here in Pittsburgh. He truly was an individual that would help anyone that asked. His hands on approach was very much appreciated and please know that there are many people sharing your sadness. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please know many of us have your family in our prayers.

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