José M. Regueiro, G’72, associate professor emeritus of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania, died on January 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 78 years old.
Dr. Regueiro was affiliated with the University for 47 years; first as a graduate student, then as an instructor, and from 1972 onwards, as a member of the standing faculty of both Romance languages and Spanish. He retired in 2015 (Almanac April 7, 2015).
To date, Dr. Regueiro is the longest serving undergraduate chair in Spanish. He also served as graduate chair, managing editor of the Hispanic Review and director of the CGS Summer Program in Spain. He also represented Romance languages in the Faculty Senate.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn K. McMahon, director of language instruction in Romance languages at Penn; two sons, Miguel and Richard; and several grandchildren.