Robert Martin Rego

Posted On December 6th, 2017 -

Robert Martin RegoBobby Rego, 93, passed away November 16, 2017 in Honolulu. He was the last surviving child of August Martin Rego and Emilia Fernandes Rego, and a World War II survivor, serving in both the Army and the Navy. He was a fun-loving man who enjoyed people; Vegas was his "Heaven on Earth". He married Emma Kealoha in 1948. She referred to him as "The Traveling Salesman" as he was away so much because of his work. Emma passed away in 2007. Bobby is also predeceased by his parents, siblings and stepsons. Bobby was a proud member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 625, and his work took him to the Pacific Rim as well as to Italy. He was involved in many amazing projects, and worked on many Henry Kaiser projects, being one of 38 men who built the Kaiser Dome in 36 hours. He also helped to build La Ronde, the first revolving restaurant in Hawaii. He is survived by a stepson, Robert Medeiros, the Medeiros grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Prayer service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

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