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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:

For Current Students and Parents
Arica Rodriguez at arodriguez@materdei.org or call (714) 850-9556

For Alumni, Lifetime Parents, and Grandparents
Kathleen Kelly '94 at kkelly@materdei.org or call (714) 850-9536

Paul Haider '84 - is battling COVID 19 at UCI Medical Center. He is grateful for your prayers.

Derek Sparks '91 -
was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his treatment.

Brittany Baydon '05 -
was diagnosed with Lymphoma in December 2020. Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to undergo treatment. Read More.

Pamela Neelis Matallana '71 - is currently in the ICU and is in need of your healing your prayers.

Tim Peabody '79 - was recently diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.  His treatment will require weekly transfusions.  Tim has Type O- blood and is in need of both whole blood (donors must be O-) and platelets (donors may be ALL blood types).  Donations may be made through the Red Cross, (800) 696-1757, note that you would like to donate directly to Tim, DOB - 2/28/1961. 

Amber Smith '16 - is suffering from a chronic pain condition called lipedema. Read more.

Brian Temple '86 - is battling IgA Nephropathy which has caused his kidneys to fail.  He is currently awaiting a kidney transplant and requests your prayers. Read More and see how you could help.


Jimmy Nolan '92 and family -
Jimmy's wife and three of his four children were involved in an auto accident in September 2020.  His youngest daughter did not survive and his wife and 2 children remain hospitalized.  In addition, the driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the crash, please keep all involved in your prayers. Read More.


Stephanie Redman Remington '96 -
is recovering from a stroke suffered in early August 2020. 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.


Mike Fielder '84
- Mike was a member of the basketball team at the beginning of the Mater Dei basketball Dynasty. He is suffering major complications from Diabetes.  Read more.


Carol (Cangi) Warford '62
- is dealing with serious heart issues.


Nick Frank '68
- is battling cancer. He's doing well and appreciates the prayers of his Mater Dei family.  Read More.

Bob Haupert '71 - passed away on August 23 following his battle with a rare form of Leukemia. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Melanie (Markel) ’71, son Brian and daughter Shelley, her husband Kellen Green and  two granddaughters.  He has five siblings with four of them being MD graduates; Bill’61, Mary’63, Susan’65, Barbara and David ’69.
 
Carlos Alaniz '71 - passed away on August 7, 2021.
 
Anthony Barajas '19 - son of Brian '93 and Catherine '90, brother of Julia '18 and Jayde '22 and cousin and nephew to a host of Monarchs, passed away on July 31, 2021. Read More
 
Gary Des Roches - husband of Mary Lou Jarus Des Roches '67 passed away on June 19, 2021.  Obituary.
 
Jan Nagurski '62 - passed away on June 16, 2021. Obituary
 
Staci Manson - MD parent of Patrick '18 and Suyeko '21 and wife of Brian '87, passed away unexpectedly on June 12. Obituary.
 
James "Jamie" Mitchell '63 - passed away in May 2021.
 
Bill Paino '60 - passed away on April 2, 2021. Obituary.
 
Brian Lopker '82 - passed away on March 31, 2021.
 
Fr. Charles Fitzpatrick '67 - passed away on March 18, 2021. Obituary.
 
Michael Ann White Powers '66 - passed away March 16, 2021. The family of Michael Ann has set up a memorial fund in her honor at Mater Dei. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated. Click here to donate.
 
Becky Warton Bergevin '66 - passed away on March 14, 2021. Obituary
 
Ronald Seible '53 - passed away on March 9, 2021. Obituary.
 
Brenda Rodriguez - Mother of Matthew '14 passed away on March 5 following a battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Read More.
 
Christine Ranalli Green '92 - passed away on February 28, 2021 following a battle with cancer. Read More.
 
Diane Mardesich '76 - passed away on February 27, 2021.
 
Guadalupe "Ruby" Munoz Gonzales '63 - passed away on February 14, 2021.  Ruby was a Monarch through and through, she was happily married to Bob '60 and they sent their three children to MD as well, Robert '93, Christopher '95 and Aimee '98.  Obituary
 
Al Varsico '80 - MD grad, former faculty member and husband of Christine Mesmer Varisco '85, passed away on February 13, 2021.  Obituary. 
 
Michael Garcia '01 - passed away on February 2, 2021.
 
Pagemun Parvin '04 - suffered a major asthma attack and passed away on January 26, 2021. Read More.
 
Seth Smith '09 - passed away suddenly on January 26, 2021. Obituary
 
Richard Oberreuter - long time Mater Dei track and football assistant coach passed away on January 11, 2021.
 
Dr. John "Jack" Fraser - father of Jim '86 and grandfather of Hilary '11, Scott '12 and Hannah '15 Bowman, passed away on December 27, 2020.
 
Jay Kelly - Father of John '83, Patrick '84, Michael '85, Mary '88, Amy '90, Kathleen '94 and grandfather of Barrett '15 and Megan '17 passed away on December 12, 2020.
 
Lisa Ann Pizzarello Lenahan '74 - passed away on November 22, 2020. Obituary.
 
Peter Di Lallo '58 - passed away on November 19, 2020. Obituary.
 
Joe Obbema '66 - passed away on November 16, 2020. Obituary.
 
Darlene Ezell LaCombe '59 - passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 16. 2020.
 
Tana Capuano Walsh '60 - in addition to being an MD grad, Tana was a long time, beloved employee as well as an MD mom and grandma, she passed away on November 6, 2020.
 
Bill Matthews - MDHS Teacher and Science Department Chair from 1968 - 2013, passed away on October 31, 2020.  Please keep Bill, his wife Linda and their family in your prayers.  There will not be a celebration of life scheduled at this time.
 
James "Jerry" McNiff '73 - passed away October 25, 2020 following his battle with cancer. Obituary
 
Tommy Holmes - husband of Jessica Weller Holmes '97 passed away after a two year battle with cancer. Read more.
 
Tino Flores '55 - father of Steve '80, Eric '85 and Christina '94, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 3, 2020.
 
Judith Daiker Mercado '57 - passed away on September 27, 2020.