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In Memoriam

The community of Regis Jesuit remembers and prays for those among us who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. Prayers for the deceased are offered at school.
We make every effort to account accurately for the passing of any alumnus/a, student, faculty or staff member as well as that of any of their parents, spouses or siblings. If we are aware of other relationships the deceased had to members of our community, we do our best to list them as well. We sincerely regret any oversights or errors that may occur.

Memorial donations can be designated to support the education of future generations of young men and women at Regis Jesuit. If you make a memorial gift, the family will be notified of your donation and you will receive an acknowledgment. Please note that memorial gifts are not limited to those listed. Please click here to make a Memorial Gift.

First Friday Mass in  November is offered as a special Remembrance Mass honoring those in our community and their loved ones who have passed away in the preceding year. All are invited to attend.

The names on this page date back to June 2019 and are listed in descending order by the date they were posted.

Please contact us if you would like to submit an obituary for this page.

In Memoriam

List of 5 news stories.

  • Joseph Tatarka '66

    We are saddened to inform you that Joseph Tatarka '66 passed away on December 21.

    "Joe was born in Sterling, CO November 10, 1947 to William and Agnes (Niemi) Tatarka and was the oldest of five children. The family moved to South Denver in 1961 where he attended St. Vincent’s grade school. He was a 1966 graduate of Regis High School where he was a National Merit Scholar and made many life-long friends. In the Army he served in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division as a Sergeant. Joe received his Bachelor's Degree from The University of Colorado, Boulder and his MBA from Seattle University. In 1986 Joe returned to Denver to work in the family business, A-B&C Enterprises, which specialized in marketing products. Although he had not planned on staying, he enjoyed the many hats required of a small business owner. With the support of a dedicated staff and his father, he stayed on to build the business to expand regionally and led the business through periods of expansion as well as the recession. Joe’s passion for community and customer service led him to many collaborative groups, including the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, where he served as President, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 pm at Regis Jesuit High School.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's honor may be made to the Regis Jesuit Class of 1966 Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander "Sandy" Hamilton III

    We are saddened to inform you that Alexander "Sandy" Hamilton III, father of Lexie '14 and Alec '17 passed away on December 29.

    "Alexander “Sandy” Hamilton passed away unexpectedly in one of his favorite places, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on December 29th, 2019. Sandy was born July 17, 1959 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Alexander “Sandy” Hamilton Jr. of New Hamburg, NY and Julia Boldrin Hamilton of Buffalo, NY. He was raised there along with his siblings, Debra, Scott, Kimberly, Kevin and Keith. He graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a BS in Industrial Engineering and was a member of Tau Delta Kappa Fraternity. He later received his MBA from the Daniels School of Business, University of Denver. He was an avid football and tennis player who also had a passion for golf and skiing. He had a long successful career and was an accomplished entrepreneur. His most recent endeavor being co-founder, COO and CFO of NuEnergen Corporation. On September 1, 1995, he married the love of his life, Christine Lynn Dibella. Together they had many adventures, travels and wonderful times with family and friends. He was the proudest of the accomplishments of his 3 children Alec, Alexa and Ashley." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A celebration of his life will be held at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church on Monday, January 6 at 11:00 am.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandy's honor may be made to the Gabby Krause Foundation or the Liv(e) Charitable Trust in honor of Olivia 'Liv' Shipp '16 at Liv-e.org.
  • Michael Dunn '57

    We are saddened to inform you that Michael Dunn '57, brother of Donald '54 and Stephen '62, also both deceased, passed away on December 5.

    "Mike grew up with in Park Hill with his lively brothers and childhood friends, and attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School. He nervously became the President of his 1953 8th grade class. He went on to attend Regis High School where he enjoyed his basketball and baseball days. While attending Regis College, he dutifully worked three jobs with the successful goal of attending Creighton University. He graduated from Creighton Dental School in 1965. Mike moved back to Denver to start his dental practice and marry the love of his life, Peggy Jo. They were married on December 31, 1966, and had two daughters, Bridget and Erin. Mike lived a very spirited, generous and active life. He was extremely devoted to his patients, enjoyed showing his competitive side on the tennis court, and coached his girls' basketball and soccer teams. Some of his greatest thrills came from his 25 years attending to the teeth of the Denver Nuggets, volunteering for the Dentistry for the Handicapped and serving on the board of Regis University filled his bucket. He was even recognized as one of the Top Dentist's in America." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Rosary will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at Blessed Sacrament Church. The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, December 19, at Christ the King Church at 11:00 am.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: The Gardens of St. Elizabeth in Denver or Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Church.
  • William "Billy" Greeley '89

    We are saddened to inform you that William "Billy" Greeley '89, brother of Todd '85, passed away on December 4. Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Friday, December 20 at 11:00 am.
  • Mary "Stevie" Feeley

    We are saddened to inform you that Mary "Stevie" Feeley, wife of Jim '56 passed away on November 29.

    "Stevie Feeley, 80, passed away on Nov. 29, 2019. Stevie is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Pamela, Mark (Anita); and grandchildren, Megan, Sara, Erin, and Ryan. She was predeceased by her son, Patrick. A graduate of Regis University, she was a teacher in the parochial system, and the Denver and Cherry Creek districts. She also enjoyed the time she spent with the Denver Visitors and Convention Bureau. Stevie will be remembered as a wonderful mother, a strong, smart, determined woman, who was devoted to her family." Click here to view the full obituary.

    Donations may be made in Stevie's honor to Colorado Citizens for Canine Welfare.
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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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