Obituaries: Regina Louise Rickenbach


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Regina Louise Rickenbach of West Orange passed away on Thursday, June 17, at her residence. She was 90 years old.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a family remembrance at 6:30 p.m. at Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.

Regina, known as Jean to all her family and friends, was born November 9, 1919 in Philadelphia. Jean resided in Port St Lucie, Fla. for 32 years and lived in West Orange for the past 4 years.

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Jean was the wife of the late Wilson Allan Rickenbach; devoted mother of Allan Rickenbach and his wife Nancy of Verona and Robert Rickenbach and his wife Dianne; loving grandmother of Todd Rickenbach, Cory Festa and Scott Rickenbach of Montclair, Kiersten Rickenbach-Cerveny and Eric Rickenbach. She is also survived by her 5 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Kate, Megan, Erin and Reese.

Jean will be greatly missed by her family and friends and remembered for her energy, elegance and grace.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Atlantic HomeCare & Hospice, 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn, NJ 07041.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the Verona Environmental Commission and HBW SCA, and has been part of many other civic and religious groups in town. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she has also run an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children here. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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