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Regis Koslofsky

In Remembrance
January 31, 1947 – April 1, 2024


Regis Koslofsky passed away on April 1, 2024. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Louise Koslofsky, daughter Megan Koslofsky, son Jason Koslofsky, grandchildren Reid, Blair, Clark, daughter-in-law Brendan Ballard and a large extended family of brothers Gene, Adam, Dean, Craig, and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and their children.

Born in Pennsylvania and growing up in the suburbs of Detroit he moved with his wife to Durham in 1969, a county and city he loved. Starting his career at Duke University in the steam plant he eventually retired after 38 years from there as the Director of Budgets and Business Services for the Facilities Maintenance Department at Duke University. He could fix anything and loved his Honda motorcycles and Ford cars. Retirement was spent with his grandchildren, wife, daughter, and son being a supportive dad, grandfather, and spouse teaching us all that life was worth embracing and laughing about. He loved to garden and his azaleas and rhododendrons blooming in every color are a testament to his skill. He loved hiking in the forests of Virginia with his beloved dog Cosmo and later walks with his beloved dog Tee Tee. A diehard Duke basketball fan he passionately believed Carolina should go to hell. A collector of books he read nearly constantly and read everything. The Beatles were a constant presence in his life and final years bringing solace, peace, and a way to communicate and soothe by way of Norwegian Wood, All You Need Is Love, and Two of Us. Able to talk to anyone and never meeting a stranger he had the ability to make connections with people and share laughter. A believer that life was an adventure he was always game for a shortcut that was never short and taking the long way home. He would remind us at this time that our memories of him are longer than the road that stretches ahead and now is the time to take a walk with a loved one or dog, sing the Beatles loudly, and to be quick to say I love you and give a hug.

Memorial services plans will be shared at a later date.

Donations should be made in his memory to the Duke Dementia Family Support Program, a program that supports individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Staffed by experienced and compassionate women they strive to provide those with dementia and their caregivers dignity and joy on a journey that is made easier by those that walk with us on it.

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