- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 26, 2007

Christina S. Regnery, a pianist and supporter of music in the Washington area, died April 22 at George Washington University Hospital, nine days after suffering a heart attack. She was 59 and had been in failing health for several years.

Mrs. Regnery was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Chicago. She attended Vanderbilt University for two years and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. She married Alfred Regnery, publisher of Arlington-based American Spectator magazine, later that year.

Mrs. Regnery was an active contributor of time and money to the District’s music community. She was the host of outdoor parties each summer for friends who attended string ensemble performances by her husband, an accomplished violist, and other amateur musicians.

For several years, she served on the board of the Arlington Symphony. She also was a substitute teacher at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. She and her family sponsored and housed many foreign students over the years.

Mrs. Regnery was an organizer and sponsor of the annual evening of Viennese waltzing sponsored by the Committee of Western Civilization each February at the Organization of American States building.

Mrs. Regnery planned several private inaugural balls and was well-known in conservative and Republican circles for the lavish parties in her family’s Alexandria home.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, George Regnery of Ridgefield, Conn., Alfred Regnery of Alexandria and Charles Regnery of Alexandria; a daughter, Louise Regnery of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Richard Sparrow of Marathon Key, Fla.; and a grandson.

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