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Employee Profile

E-mail Address: regencytower@yahoo.com



Robert Derham

Unit 810

Robert 'Bob' Derham from Unit 810
Robert "Bob" Derham
May, 2005 - I was born in New York City, New York on September 10, 1922. My attachment to Florida began during WWII when I was stationed in Orlando and where, incidentally, I met Denise who became my wife on July 1st.

After graduating from Kenyon College (Ohio) in 1947, I was employed by The Hanover Bank and the New York Stock Exchange. The 10 year taste of New York weather was enough to lure me back to Florida in 1957 to enter Miami Law School. I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1960 and continued my civil practice in Broward County until my retirement in December 2002.

I have been a resident of The Regency Tower since 1980 and both my wife, Denise, and I enjoy the retirement benefits of The Regency and the Galt but, we plan to be “hurricane birds” in Danville, Virginia when the hurricane season returns.

Robert Derham

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Ad Wilson

Unit 909

Ad Wilson from Unit 909
Adelina "Ad" Wilson
March, 2005 - I was born in New York City, New York and educated in Keene, New Hampshire. During the summers I worked in “Ye Olde Goodie Shoppe” candy store. I moved to Quincy, Massachusettes and I attended school in Boston for comptroller.

I met my husband when I was a maid of honor and he was the best man at my cousin’s wedding. He was a pilot in the 8th Air Force. We married in Southern Pines, North Carolina and have three great children and one wonderful grandson. While living in Southern Pines, I was the Chairperson of the Moore County Red Cross, the Ladies Auxilliary of the new St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chairperson of the fund raising committee for St. Anthony’s Catholic School. I took a Real Estate course, got my license and shortly thereafter quit because I didn’t care for the work.

I decided to write a letter to the owner of the candy store in New Hampshire and asked him to help me with the candy business. He sent me his entire portfolio of formulas, wished me luck and said I couldn’t do it. I named the company “Trubiani Homemade Candies”. I sold my candy to every customer on Whitman’s Candies’ client list, including the PX in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Our City Manager designated my candy as the city product at a Managers convention. The business grew and I either had to quit or expand.

I chose to quit and accepted a job as manager of Design Fabric showroom in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I went to design school in Miami at night. I designed in Hawaii, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York and beautiful Majorca, Spain. I did models for Coral Springs, Bay Colony, Plaza South and several other buildings on the Galt Mile. I designed the original unit models for the Regency South and its original lobby in 1970.

I have been featured in the local Southern Pines newspaper, “The Pilot”, as well as State papers which featured me as a “one woman industry.” The Sun-Sentinel featured me twice - in 1972 and again in 1981 - in the Life Style section for designing. I retired 10 years ago.

I purchased my apartrment at The Regency Tower in 1969. I love my apartment - the ambiance of the building and the warm friends I have made while living here. I finally found my “Shangri-La”... I AM HOME!!!

Ad Wilson

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Martha Sellas

Unit 802

Martha Sellas from Unit 802
Martha Sellas
February, 2005 - I was born in 1917 in Chicago of Greek parents who became “Good Ameriican Citizens.” I went to work after high school during the 1930’s hard times. I did not attend College as we could not afford to do so. I worked at Dairy Company in a diversified office as a switchboard operator/cashier/bookkeeper for 10 years.

I married a future boss in 1942. I’ve led a grand life for 45 years. I have two daughters, one son and one granddaughter.

I moved into the Regency Tower on November 17, 1969 and moved here permanently in 1977. I became very active in Church in 1978 and have served in many capacities on the Ladies Auxilliary as President/Treasurer. I also served many, many chairmanships for 19 years in Festival in the Finance Room. I also worked for H & R Block from 1986 to 2001.

Overall, a “Grand Life” with many happy memories!

Martha Sellas

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