Monarchs in our Prayers
The following Monarchs have requested our prayers. Please remember these fellow MDHS Family Members in your thoughts and prayers during their time of need.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayers, please contact: Kathleen Kelly '94 at [email protected] or call (714) 850-9536
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Tom Kelly '67 - was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Patrick Woepse '12 - was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Juanita Vasquez '77 - was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Aaron Cross '13 - was in a devastating car accident in March 2023. He suffered major injuries and is hospitalized at Vanderbilt Hospital. Read More.
Jeremy Roberts '10 - was in a motorcycle accident on December 7, 2022 and sustained multiple major injuries. Read More.
Maricela Pena-Iglesias '91 - is battling a recurrence of breast cancer.
James Tobin '73 - was diagnosed in 2005 with a rare tumor cancer. He continues to undergo constant treatment. He is grateful for your prayers. Read More.
John Ravera '87 - step-father of Owen Bizzaro '23, is recovering at Hoag Hospital from injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.
Danielle Ferraro - daughter of Marcia Jones Ferraro '62 is battling a recurrence of colon cancer.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
Mary Louise Garza Pineda '59 - passed away on October 22, 2023. Obituary.
Tameka McDonald - mother of Chuck McDonald '25 passed away October 21, 2023. Read more.
Kevin Donahue '95 - passed away on October 14, 2023. Read More.
Marie Zinser Poploski '76 - Passed away on October 4, 2023.
Marcia Jones Ferrero '62 - Passed away on October 3, 2023. Obituary.
David Reyes Jr. '07 - passed away September 24, 2023. Services will be held at St. Anthony Claret Church, La Palma. Visitation and Rosary, October 26 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral, October 27, 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary. Read More.
Mark Shishja '19 - passed away on August 27, 2023. Read More
Linda Smith - mother of Kiva Spiratos '90 and Jeffrey Smith '87 (RIP) and wife of Dean '64, passed away on August 10, 2023. Obituary.
Fr. Christian Van Liefde '65 - passed away on May 19, 2023. Fr. Chris will be laid to rest on Monday, June 12, 11 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church in Los Angeles. He will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. Obituary.
Brandt Wicke '00 - passed away on May 12, 2023.
John Merino - Long time Mater Dei employee passed away peacefully on May 11. He was grateful for the many Monarch visitors in his final days, and all who called and sent cards. Obituary.
Tracy Savell '88 - passed away on April 2, 2023. She will be remembered at Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude on Wednesday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m. Read More
Jeffrey Dean Smith '87 - passed away on 4/8/2023. Read More.
Jim Neukaemper '56 - passed away on 4/17/23. Jim will be remembered at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church, Lake Forest on May 19 at 10 a.m. Rite of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery immediately following the funeral Mass. All are invite to share in lunch at one of Jim's favorite spots, Hollingshead Deli following the burial.
Lucy Stutzke - mother of Kevin '15, Matthew '13 and Caitlyn '12 passed away in March 2023. Read More.
Tim Peabody '79 - passed away on January 18, 2023 following a battle with blood cancer. Read More.
Rosa Jimenez '81 - passed away on December 30. Obituary.
Eduardo Quiroz '14 - passed away on December 24, 2022.Obituary.
Fr. Alejandro Magallanes former MD Religious Studies Teacher - passed away on December 21, 2023. Obituary
Walter George Trotechaud '72 - passed away on December 18, 2022.
Janet Steele Lilley '56 - passed away in November 2022.
Andrew Perample '78 - passed away on October 28, 2022. Obituary.
Andy Ersek '56 - passed away on October 27, 2022. Obituary.
Mary-Ellen Cianciabella - Mother of Denise Cianciabella Johnson '83 and Grandmother of Ryan Johnson '25, passed away on October 25, 2022.
Padraic Brown '81 - passed away on October 21, 2022.
David Huarte '56 - passed away on October 14, 2022.
Barry Rillera '58 - passed away on September 11, 2022.
John Herman '53 - passed away on August 28, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts be made to the John Herman ‘53 Memorial Fund at Mater Dei High School. All donations will support need-based financial aid for Monarchs pursuing leadership, athletic and academic excellence. Checks may be made payable to the Monarch Foundation, please note In Memory of John Herman in the memo line. Mail to: Mater Dei Alumni, 1202 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707. Gifts may also be made online here.
Pete Conaty '57 - passed away on July 31, 2022.
Tom Brown - father of David '11 and Ali '14 passed away on July 10, 2022. The family has asked, that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Tom's memory to Mater Dei Basketball. Obituary.
Albert Sanbrano - father of Armando '82, and grandfather of Alaina '22, passed away on April 21, 2022.