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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 or call (714) 850-9556

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

John Merino - is recovering from a recent fall, please keep him in your prayers.

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.

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


Tim Peabody '79 - was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.  He underwent weeks of transfusions and was finally able to return home in late October.  Tim's need for transfusions and prayers continues.  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.

John Allen '56 - passed away on January 10, 2022.
Ronald Nelson '85 - passed away suddenly on December 20, 2021. Obituary

Diane Hamann Tirico '55 -
passed away on December 13, 2021. Obituary

Beau Randles '99 -
passed away on December 13, 2021. 
Service Information:
Rosary - Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Saddleback Chapel, Tustin.  Funeral Service: Friday, January 14, 2022, 10 a.m. at San Antonio de Padua, Anaheim.

Derek Sparks '91 - passed away on November 23 following a battle with cancer.  Read More.
Paul Haider '84 - passed away on October 28, 2021. Obituary
Michael Ardanaz '75 - passed away on September 25, 2021 after a battle with ALS. Obituary

Janet Gifford Kessinger '57 - passed away on October 11, 2021.

Sandra Gierke Aarvig '59 - passed away on September 19, 2021. Obituary

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. Obituary
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. The Barajas Family has created a fund in Anthony's memory at the OC Community Foundation. Funds donated to the Anthony Michael Barajas Foundation Fund will support high school and college students who carry the same drive and desire to be the best they can be, at their sport or creative endeavor, their studies and the way they live their lives.  Make a gift in honor of Anthony.
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.
Frank X. Perez '59 - passed away on December 27, 2020.

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.