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March 27, 2007


This is so tragic. Your family has been through so much recently. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss, hope his soul rests in peace.

Hello Leila. I am Bart's step-son-in-law if there is such a thing. He walked my wife, Norma's daughter, down the aisle at our wedding. I had heard that Bart had Arab blood in his family, but hadn't met any of his family other than Susan and Frankie until the funeral. He was prepared, it would seem, when I made him a Mahshi, Kibbeh, and Tabouleh dinner a couple years back. Your blog on Bart is very kind and I know that Susan would appreciate it if she saw it. Julia will see it and will, no doubt, show it to her mother, and both of them will appreciate it. Bart was a great guy, good friend to my family and to me. We'll miss him greatly...haram.

I did not know Bart, but my heart goes out to his family and friends for their loss. I am trying to get a hold of Norma, his widow, but so far I am unable to reach her. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

Today would have been Bart's 51st Birthday!! Mom, Steve, and I were thinking of him HEAVILY today!!! Two years later (nearly), we are still grieving. It really hasn't changed much for us.....We wish it all had. But, we know that he knows that we think of him Every Day!!! Thanks, Leila, for keeping the love alive for My Dear Brother. Steve and I hope to see you in a few more months when the Bentley Siblings get together in Virginia Beach. Much Love, Stephanie (& Steve) Reger March 14, 2009

I was in the middle of trying to catch up to some high school friends on Facebook when I stumbled across a link to the Barton Cregger Memorial group. I was shocked, and my heart goes out to all those who knew Bart. What a great guy! It was great to read about his students and colleagues at VCU who had great things to say about him. Bart and I grew up together from 6th grade through high school. We were Safety Patrol buddies in 6th grade. We occassionally caught up at UVa when I was visiting my HS sweeteart. Passing Bart's childhood home on Preston Ave a few weeks ago with my Mom, we reminisced about the fun we had growing up in Roanoke. I am so sorry that I was not aware of his passing. My best wishes to Stephanie and Susan. I know he is missed greatly. Mark Richards, William Fleming Class of 1976.

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